24 Feb 2024

GAMEDAY GUIDE | ST HELENS HOME OPENER

Take a look at all of the important information as we return to the John Smith's Stadium for the Betfred Super League Round 2 clash vs St Helens.

Nothing Beats Being There – Game Day Guide (Tickets still on-sale)

After a hard-fought win at the Leopards den in Round one, as we defeated Leigh 8-16, we return home in our first game at the John Smith's, at the time of 5:30pm on Saturday 24th February, we've got loads planned for what promises to be a great evening in Huddersfield.

Please check before you travel that you have downloaded your new Digital Season Card that will have been emailed to you, if you prefer to use your digital card, then unless you have moved seats, your Season Card from last season will be used, if you have either changed seats or requested a new card, then this will be used.

What's on at the game and when? 

Yet again the Giants have been working hard behind the scenes to improve the match day experience so our loyal supporters can make the most of the evening’s entertainment. The new and improved FanZone, starting from 3:30pm, has been re-located to the front of the stadium to create a hive of activity. 

Pre match activity will include music to set the scene from DJ’s from the Hart, resuming his residency to create the atmosphere with all your favourite tracks. The best cheerleaders in Super League, the Huddersfield Giants Pro-Squad, won’t be far from the DJ tent providing the best dance performances Rugby League has to offer. 

Away supporters are more than welcome to enjoy the Huddersfield Giants FanZone and everything it has to offer, they are also welcome in the Legends Bar, if they would like to become a member for £6.

Food & Drink.

Refreshments will be available from the bar and food outlets with Burger Burger available again, on offer as well as alcoholic and soft drinks and confectionery within the FanZone.

We listened to you, and we've now got one of Rugby League's very own Jordan Lilley bringing his 'It's a grind' Coffee Truck to the Fanzone, with some of the best coffee and hot chocolate in town, for a great price, please support Jordan and his coffee truck, hint, its not sachet coffee, its REAL coffee!

OMGEEBakes will also be present, showcasing the best cakes and buns there is to offer, check them out if you fancy a pre-match treat!

Activities

The inflatable goal posts will be available, brought to you by the Huddersfield Giants Community Trust, for the younger audience to hone their skills for the future providing a competitive edge to get them in the mood for the game. Big G will also be around the perimeter of the Stadium to provide the kids and the adult kids with an opportunity to get photos with our famous mascot. 

Players will be present within the FanZone in 2024, to give supporters and opportunity to meet and greet with them, bringing them ever closer to the supporters and another reason to get down to the stadium early and soak up the pre-match atmosphere!

The Golden Gamble will return and sellers will be dotted around the stadium for you to buy your tickets, remember, the more bought, the higher the prize!

The results will be displayed at half-time and also right here on the website after the game.

Oxen Van

Oxen, our official kit suppliers will once again be present with their merchandise retail units selling replica shirts, training wear, leisure wear and a whole host of accessories, in a new feature, players will be alongside the van, for picture opportunities. (Accepts Card & Cash)

St Helens Game Day Exclusive

2 For 1 on all 2024 Training ranges. Valid in-store at the game vs St Helens.

Legends Bar

The Legends Bar (Located by the Swimming Pool entrance) will be open for HGSA Members only providing a fun and lively environment for like-minded supporters to meet. The Brian Blacker roadshow will return featuring a different player every week, with membership costing only £6 a year and 50% off selected drinks until 4:30pm, you can make yourself a member on the evening. Anyone wishing to join the HGSA can do so HERE.

The Legends Bar will also be open for an hour after full-time, for supporters to stick around and have a drink with fellow Giants fans, the bar is open for EVERYONE and not just HGSA members after the game.

John Smith's Stadium

The flame cannons will also be pitchside as last season and given the time of kick off a light show from the state of the art stadium floodlighting will greet our team.

Please note, The John Smith's Stadium is a cashless stadium, with Contactless and Chip & Pin accepted within the stadium.

The Family Lounge

Huddersfield Giants are allowing families into the Big Red Suite to watch the game with their children in the colder months, open from 4:30pm.

This Suite is capped at 100 people, and the full guide on the Family Lounge can be read HERE, we would advise you to read before deciding on whether the Family Lounge is for you.

Car Park

St Andrews Car Park is available to pre-book online, and is priced at £7, there will be a number of spaces available on game day on a first come first serve basis, with cash only accepted and the exact amount if possible to minimise disruption.

Town Avenue car park is sold-out for this fixture.

Running Order

3:30pm FanZone kicks off, with a live DJ, food and drink outlets, child friendly activities and entertainers. | The Legends Bar also opens to HGSA Members only.

4:30pm Turnstiles open.

5:30pm Game kicks-off

How much are tickets? 

Season Card Holders can obtain a FREE ticket, as part of their membership online or at the Ticket Office, details have been emailed to every Lead Booker, we would encourage everyone to make use of this offer and bring a friend down to the John Smith's Stadium for our home opener!

The Ticket Office located at the stadium will only be able to grant your FREE ticket until 12pm on Friday 23rd February, after then, you can still take advantage of this until kick-off online.

Pre-buy & SAVE on Matchday Prices. (Prices rise at 12 noon on Gameday)

Adults £21 - Matchday £26

Senior Citizens (65 & Over) £17 - Matchday £21

Under 17s £7 - Matchday £11

Under 5s - Free of Charge (Please be aware under 5’s tickets must be obtained from the ticket office in all home areas which we advise is done in advance to avoid queues on the day)

Ambulant Disabled/Carer £21/Free - Matchday £26/Free

Disabled Wheelchair/Carer £17/Free - Matchday £21/Free

Please note, that this season there will be no Cash turnstiles for home and away supporters, however the Ticket Office will accept card and cash, but large queues are expected on match day with the Giants recommending you book online through our ticketing site.

The Giants ticket office will open at 11am on Saturday, for you to get your tickets!

Get your tickets online here!

We are advising that supporters, where possible, use Mobile and Print at Home tickets to minimise disruption to the Club's Ticket Office that we expect will have large queues on Gameday.

Away Supporters

All away supporters are advised that they can purchase tickets for the Magic Rock Brewing Stand up until kick-off, using our E-Ticking site, with a mobile ticket sent directly to their email that they can use to gain entry.

There will be no Pay at the turnstile option for away supporters this season, with away supporters still able to purchase a ticket at the ticket office, but large queues are expected.

In this area only there will be a small number of Under 5 tickets with a steward who will be situated by the away turnstiles.

Will the Players Bar be open?

The Player's Bar is open for Bar Pass holders only. 

Will Block 7 be in operation again?

Block 7 will once again be situated to the back of the Chadwick Lawrence Stand, in Block 7 where our most vocal fans will congregate to create a raucous Gameday atmosphere to support the Giants, an initiative headed by the Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association to improve the atmosphere at the John Smiths Stadium.

If you would like to relocate your Season Ticket to Block 7 in the Chadwick Lawrence Stand, then please get in contact with the ticket office.

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