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The NRL trial match between the Newcastle Knights and St George Dragons kicks off at 5.30pm.

Gates open at 1.00pm.

More information can be found about parking here

Children between the ages of 4 and 12 years are required to purchase a ticket.

Infants 3 years and under may enter with a parent or guardian without a ticket.

If the parents are seated, the infant is required to sit on the lap of a ticketed parent or guardian.

More information about Accessibility Parking can be found here.

General Admission ticket holders are free to bring their picnic rugs or camping chairs. 

No large oversized chairs, reclining chairs, air bed and deck chairs are permitted.

Standard sized collapsible camping chairs only (maximum measurements 1m high x 80cm wide).

No carry bags for chairs.

A variety of food vendors will be on site through the day.

There will be two coffee and two savory food vendors as well as the grandstand canteen.

You are welcome to bring your own picnic rug and packed food in small quantities (non-commercial foods).

This is a licensed event, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages will be available from vendors. 

Please note that all liquor, glass bottles, breakable containers, cans and unsealed beverages are not permitted into No. 1 Sportsground.

Sealed non-alcoholic beverages will be permitted in small quantities.

No gazebos, beach umbrellas or shade structures are permitted in the grounds.

Small personal umbrellas are permitted, but are not to be opened in the grandstand.

Courteous use of personal umbrellas is advised.

Yes, the match will go ahead rain or shine.

There is no shade available in the General Admission area and being late February it’s likely to be a hot, sunny day, so be sure to dress for the weather, wear sunscreen and a hat, and keep hydrated.

If it rains, consider wearing a raincoat or poncho as umbrellas will limit the vision of other patrons.

In the case of extreme weather on the day, please check the Maitland City Council Facebook page for updates.

Yes, in addition to the three games of rugby league, we will also have a jumping castle and face painting for kids.

There is no ATM within the facility.

You can make purchases at the canteen via cash or EFTPOS, however you will not be able to withdraw cash via EFTPOS.

We recommend you bring cash with you to make purchases on the day.

You can view the full conditions of entry and the list of prohibited for No. 1 Sportsground items here.