WHEN: Sunday 11 March
WHERE: Panthers Stadium, Penrith
GATES: West Gate opens 11.30am, North and South Gates open 1.45pm
KICK OFF: Jersey Flegg 11.45am, ISP 1.45pm, NRL 4.10pm
THE BATTLE OF THE WEST IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT
The Panthers 2018 NRL season kicks off with a highly-anticipated clash against Parramatta Eels on Sunday 11 March. Given the expected crowds, please arrive early and allow plenty of time to find parking and enter Panthers Stadium.
The first 5,000 Panthers members through the gates will receive a FREE Panthers flag and there will also be 2,000 FREE OAK Milk beverages up for grabs.
Additional free parking will be made available behind the Panthers Exhibition Marquee and Mercure Hotel. Please be patient and follow directions from staff. Paid parking areas are also available next to Panthers Stadium.
OAK PLUS STRONG BLOAK CHALLENGE
Are you stronger than a Panther? Go head-to-head with the likes of Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Dean Whare and Nathan Cleary in the OAK Plus STRONG BLOAK Challlenge in Kidz Korner from 1.30pm. The top three performers will battle it out at half-time with the winner taking home a signed jersey.
The Panthers take on the OAK PLUS STRONG BLOAK CHALLENGE
TOOHEYS NEW MEMBERS BADGE DRAW
Panthers members 18 years or older will be in the draw to win $2,000 thanks to Tooheys New. If the member drawn does not make themselves present within four minutes of the draw the prize will jackpot by $2,000 at the Round 2 clash against the Rabbitohs.
Panthers fans of all ages will be entertained with the best carnival rides coming to Kidz Korner. The Ferris Wheel, Pirate Ship, Swinging Chair Ride, Tiger Castle and the Storm are FREE for kids of all ages. Don't forget the free face painting!
FANS ON THE FIELD
Members and fans will have the opportunity to test their skills on the hallowed turf of Panthers Stadium following the conclusion of the NRL clash. Fans will be required to wait for a second siren before entering the field of play. (Dependent on suitable weather conditions)
STAND UP. FLAGS UP.