ADDITIONAL RAIL SERVICES TO MEET DEMAND FOR FIRST GC TITANS GAME

Rugby League fans wanting to be part of the Gold Coast Titans historic first game in the National Rugby League at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday 18 March are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets and catch early public transport services to the venue.

With pre-sales of tickets already approaching 36,000, Titans General Manager of Operations and Media, Ian Buchanan, said the Club didn't want people to risk disappointment by leaving the purchase of tickets until the day.

"The first game in any club's history is unique and special and we're working closely with Stadium and transport officials to ensure the day runs as smoothly as possible. With all that we have planned, the atmosphere will be electric and we don't want anyone to miss out on witnessing a part of Rugby League history in Queensland.

"Our message is very clear purchase tickets now to guarantee your seat for the game to take advantage of the free travel to Suncorp Stadium. Pre-purchase of tickets will also ensure expedient entry into the Stadium on game day", he said.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticktek.com.au or by calling Ticketek Phonecharge on 13 28 49.

Patrons are also advised to plan their journey in advance and arrive early. Gates open on the day at 12 noon with a preliminary game and a stunning pre-match entertainment package prior to the big kick-off.

Fans can also use their game day ticket to catch a free Surfside bus to meet regular timetabled train services combined with additional trains to cater for the anticipated large number of Gold Coast residents attending the game.

Significant planning and consultation between the Titans and Suncorp Stadium has taken place in recent months, resulting in additional rail services departing Robina from 10.27am on game day to meet demand.

Another option is to park and ride on the Brisbane Transport bus service which departs from Eight Mile Plains / Mt Gravatt (Garden City) and travels to the Stadium via the south-east busway.

Public transport timetables can be found on www.translink.com.au or by phoning Translink on 13 12 30.

Suncorp Stadium General Manager, Paul Sergeant urged patrons to not leave their journey to the last minute, to be patient when leaving the Stadium after the game and but most of all, enjoy the day.

It is important the Titans first ever game in the NRL gets off to the best possible start.

With the fans helping us to help them, we can aim to deliver an event that will live long in the memory, Mr Sergeant said.

12 March 2007

For further information, contact Greg Adermann, Suncorp Stadium Communications Manager, on 07 3331 5162.