Qantas Wallabies v Samoa - getting to the game

by Staff Writer

The Qantas Wallabies will kick-off their 2011 journey on Sunday against Samoa in the Castrol Edge Rugby Test at ANZ Stadium.

There are plenty of activities planned in the lead up to the first Castrol Edge Rugby Test for the year including Rugby’s Ecumenical Service starting at 10:00am and the Sunday Telegraph Family Fan Day beginning at 11:30am.

Gates at ANZ Stadium will open at 12:30pm ahead of the scheduled 2:00pm kick-off.

All tickets to the Castrol Edge Rugby Test between the Qantas Wallabies v Samoa include entry and travel on public transport - to and from the game - on CityRail, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses, regular Sydney Buses, Liverpool to Parramatta T-way Buses and Sydney Ferries. Tickets will also allow fans free travel on their journey home.

To take advantage of the free public transport to and from the game fans need to ensure they have a valid ticket when travelling to and from the Test to take advantage of the free travel on public transport.

Getting to the game is easy, with direct services between Central and Olympic Park Station operating every 8 - 15 minutes from 12pm. For all other lines, fans should travel to Lidcombe Station and change for Olympic Park Station.

The final return train service departs Olympic Park Station at 11.30pm.

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus services are operating on all 12 major event bus routes across Sydney, commencing between 11am and midday, depending on the route. Last bus services will depart Sydney Olympic Park after the game at 4.45pm.

For further timetable information and details on track work visit – www.131500.info

Those choosing to drive to the game should be aware that traffic congestion is expected on Homebush Bay Drive. If fans are planning on approaching the game from the north via Lane Cove Road or from the east via Victoria Road, the alternative route of Victoria Road, Silverwater Road, Holker Street and Hill Road into the Sydney Olympic Park precinct is recommended.

Parking spaces are limited and fans are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the extensive public transport services included in their ticket price for the game.

Casual parking will be available at Sydney Olympic Park, however fans should be aware that an event occurring at another venue within the precinct along with the closure of the P4 car park at the southern end of Sydney Olympic Park due to upgrade works will create additional demand for available parking spaces.

If you haven’t pre-booked a parking space, be sure to allow plenty of time to secure a park.

To pre-book a parking spot visit www.ticketek.com.au or call 132 849.

FAN DAY INFORMATION

Don’t miss your chance to meet the Qantas Wallabies this Sunday as they launch their campaign to be the No.1 team in World Rugby.

On Sunday, 17 July, the Qantas Wallabies take on Samoa from 2pm at ANZ Stadium in the season opening Castrol Edge Rugby Test.

But the excitement starts even earlier, with a chance for fans to rub shoulders with their Qantas Wallabies heroes.

It’s all part of the fun at The Sunday Telegraph Family Fan Day.

Starting at 11.30am at Cathy Freeman Park, right outside the stadium, the Fan Day will run for two hours.

You can grab your favourite players’ autographs, take part in skills sessions, hear on stage interviews, listen to a band and get your face painted in preparation for the Test.

There will also be special guest appearances by the legends of the 1991 World Cup winning Wallabies team.

Fan Day – it’s free entry – before the Test against Samoa. So make sure you don’t miss this great opportunity to meet the Qantas Wallabies.

Don’t forget the easiest way to get to the Sunday Telegraph’s Family Fan is by public transport.

All tickets to the Castrol Edge Test between the Qantas Wallabies v Samoa include entry and travel on public transport - to and from the game - on CityRail, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses, regular Sydney Buses, Liverpool to Parramatta T-way Buses and Sydney Ferries.

Remember to keep your ticket safe for your return journey home, as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport.

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