Matchday guide: Farewell Matt McKay this Saturday

Join us at Suncorp Stadium on Easter Saturday as we farewell a Brisbane Roar legend - Matt McKay.

After making a club-record 270 Hyundai A-League appearances in which time he won two Championships & Premierships Matt has decided to call time on an illustrious career in orange.

Make sure you stick around after the game as we celebrate the career of your Brisbane Roar captain Matt McKay.

McKay


Saturday’s match is proudly supporting the Children’s Hospital Foundation, one of the inaugural Charity Champions of the Brisbane Roar Football Club.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of sick kids and their families, by investing in pioneering research, funding critical equipment and providing entertainment and support programs in hospital.

Take a look below at all you need to know ahead of an exciting Easter Saturday at Suncorp Stadium!

ROAR RASCALS

Brisbane Roar is searching for its final Roar Rascals Members of Season 2018/19.

The Roar are proud to continue its commitment to promoting the growth and development of football in Queensland with another intake of young fans as Roar Rascals members.

As part of our ongoing commitment to grassroots football & to thank you for signing on with your local club for 2019, we are offering a FREE double pass to next weekend's clash against the Newcastle Jets for all registered footballers in Queensland aged 5-16.

All eligible juniors are eligible to receive a FREE double pass (1A + 1C) to see our boys face the Jets AND participate in a pre-match march past on the pitch at Suncorp Stadium.

Click HERE to claim your free pass as our newest Roar Rascals Member

Click HERE for march past details and everything else you need to know as a Roar Rascal.

Roar Rascals


FOOTBALL QUEENSLAND SOUTH WEST EXCLUSIVE OFFER

We’re inviting Football Queensland South West juniors to experience all the thrills and spills of a Hyundai A-League match when we take on the Jets on Saturday afternoon. All registered Football Queensland South West players, aged 5 - 16 years, will receive a FREE ticket to the game and the opportunity to join their Brisbane Roar heroes on field for a pre-game march past.

Click HERE to claim your free ticket!

For more information about the on-field march past, click HERE.

Football Queensland South West


MATCH DETAILS

Hyundai A-League Round 26: Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, 20 April (5:35pm KO)

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

KEY TIMES

1:35pm: FREE transport on all regular network-wide Brisbane City Council buses and Queensland Rail City Network trains (excludes Brisbane City Council ferries, the G: and Airtrain services) begins.
3:15pm: Activities on plazas commence
3:35pm: Designated shuttle services from the City, Carindale, Eight Mile Plains, The Gap and Chermside commence.
4:35pm: Gates open
5:35pm: Kick-off - Hyundai A-League: Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets
7:30pm: Full-time (approx.)
8:30pm: Designated shuttle services from the City, Carindale, Eight Mile Plains, The Gap and Chermside conclude.

TICKETS

Adult tickets begin from just $25! Get your tickets HERE.

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Saturday’s match is proudly supporting the Children’s Hospital Foundation, one of the inaugural Charity Champions of the Brisbane Roar Football Club.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of sick kids and their families, by investing in pioneering research, funding critical equipment and providing entertainment and support programs in hospital.

Join us in helping to work wonders for sick kids by texting the word KIDS to 199 88 225 to donate $5.

PRE-GAME ENTERTAINMENT

Head in to Suncorp Stadium early & stop via La Dolce Vita Ristorante at Milton for dinner, who are offering a 10% discount if you present your match ticket or BRFC membership on Friday.

Take a look at our Fan Zone Map below & make sure you join in on all the fun on your way into the ground.

fan zones


We've also organised a massive, stadium-wide easter scavenger hunt with plenty of amazing prizes up for grabs!

Simply download our official Brisbane Roar App and make sure your location & push notification settings are turned on. Stay tuned for clues sent straight to your phone & be quick to locate one of the terrific prizes on offer.

MATT MCKAY FAREWELL

Make sure you stick around after tonight’s game to celebrate the career of your Brisbane Roar captain Matt McKay.

With over 260 Hyundai A-League appearances and an unforgettable international career Matt McKay has helped produce a number of historic Roar moments including the record-breaking run to double-winning season in 2010/2011 and the club’s second Premiership-Championship double in 2013/14.

MEMBERSHIP COLLECTION

BRFC members who are yet to collect their 2018/19 Memberships will be able to pick up their packs from our Membership tent on the Southern Plaza from 6:30pm. If you have any urgent Membership enquiries, please contact our team on 1300 395 020 during business hours

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN...

  • Enjoy the game from some of the best seats in the house thanks to Lion Nathan. Head over to our Instagram page to find out how you can win upgraded seats and a $100 food and beverage voucher for Friday's game.
  • BRFC Members, make sure you visit the Code Members Bar before the game for your chance to win A Great Couran Cove Island Resort Family Day Trip – Return ferry transfers for two adults and two children, one hour access to virtual reality world, four bikes for hire and access to free activity and entertainment.

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME
Grab your copy of this week's Mane Event, featuring all the key stats and facts for Friday’s match as well as an A3 fold-out poster of Eric Bautheac.

FAN FRIENDLY MERCHANDISE OPERATION

BRFC is pleased to deliver a fan friendly merchandise operation as of 20th April in conjunction with the clubs merchandise partner rebel, as we aim to provide the best possible fan experience at the venue. Speed on and off the pitch is key, so we are moving to cashless retailing. A simple tap and go and you’re back to cheering on your team and celebrating their success.

As of 20th April, No cash will be accepted for any purchase made at the internal merchandise outlets and any external merchandise operation in place. The result will be:

  • Increased speed of service and shorter queue times
  • More payment options – debit & credit cards, mobile devices, wearables, rebel gift cards, Apple and Google Pay

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Designated stadium buses will run at a high-frequency to Suncorp Stadium from the City, Carindale, Chermside, Eight Mile Plains and The Gap from 3:35pm. These shuttle services will run until kick-off from the City and until 5:00pm from all other stops. Return services will then run until one hour after full-time of the Hyundai A-League match.
  • If you are travelling by train, Milton Station is a short walk across Milton Road to the venue for passengers on the Ipswich/Sunshine Coast and Springfield lines. For all other lines, it is a 1km walk from Roma Street Station.

From 1:35pm, if you have a pre-purchased game ticket or a stadium membership card you can travel free to and from Suncorp Stadium on all regular network-wide Brisbane City Council buses and Queensland Rail City Network trains (excludes Brisbane City Council ferries, the G: and Airtrain services).

Free travel begins approximately four hours before the scheduled kick-off of the Hyundai A-League match and concludes four hours after the scheduled full-time.