Match: Storm v Warriors
Round 7 -
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne
Gates open: 5pm
Defence Force curtain raiser
The Australian and New Zealand Defence Force Rugby League teams will play a curtain raiser at AAMI Park on Anzac Day, with kick-off at 5pm.
Fans are encouraged to be seated by 7pm for the pre-game blackout, which pays tribute to ANZAC service men and women and has become a must-see event in Australian sport.
An immersive and moving experience, the blackout sets the tone for the contest to follow.
Fans can grab purple stickers inside gates 2 or 7 to cover their phone torches and create a sea of glittering purple light.
Blockbuster Thursday night football
This will be the tenth meeting between Storm and the Warriors on Anzac Day, with Storm having won six, including the last three, while the inaugural clash in 2009 at Olympic Park ended in a draw.
The Trans-Tasman rivals play for the Michael Moore trophy, named in honour of Storm's inaugural football manager.
The ANZAC medal will be awarded to the player judged best afield.
Game Day schedule
- 5pm - gates open/Defence Force curtain raiser kicks off
- 7pm - be seated for ceremony
- 7.45pm (approx) - Last Post
- 7.50pm (approx) - New Zealand national anthem, Australian national anthem
- 7.55pm - kick-off
Memberships and Merchandise
Membership sales will be available opposite Edwin's Cafe - memberships purchased on Thursday will be given access to the game.
Membership collection will be available at Gate E from 4pm.
Fresh 2019 merchandise will be available for purchase at the Melbourne Storm Megastore from 4pm.
Transport and parking information
We encourage the use of public transport to and from AAMI Park, as parking is extremely limited.
Extra services will be running to and from AAMI Park on Anzac Day.
Please check here for more information.