Footy Fever hits Wagga Wagga

The Green Machine is fired up and ready for game day in Wagga Wagga.

The NRL blockbuster between the Canberra Raiders and Melbourne Storm at McDonalds Park kicks off at 3pm on Saturday (9 April).

In a show of support to the NRL club, which has adopted Wagga Wagga as its regional home and recently extended their long-term partnership, the city has turned green, with Raiders flags lining the main street.

Raiders flags along main street
GOING GREEN: Raiders flags line Wagga Wagga’s main street, showing the city’s support for the Green Machine in the lead up to its NRL clash at McDonalds Park.

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Dallas Tout said it is great to see that we are expecting another big crowd for the match.

“Our community has shown how much it appreciates the opportunity to see a game of this calibre in their own back yard,” Cr Tout said.

Three Raiders players standing in front of grandstand at McDonalds Park
GAME ON: (from left) Raiders Captain Elliott Whitehead, Adam Elliot and Xavier Savage at McDonalds Park on Friday for a training session ahead of Saturday’s NRL blockbuster against the Melbourne Storm.

“It’s part of a big weekend of sporting and cultural activities in our city, with the annual Your Local Club Academy Games being held at various locations across Wagga Wagga today and tomorrow, and FUSION22 at the Victory Memorial Gardens from 4pm on Saturday.”

Gates at McDonalds Park open at 10.45am, with two lead-up games ahead of the NRL clash, which kicks off at 3pm.

For anyone wanting to attend, tickets are still available:


Changed traffic conditions

Motorists are reminded there will be traffic changes in effect from 11am to 6pm today around the Equex Centre. This includes the closure of Kooringal Road between Copland and Parson streets, and Copland Street between Kooringal Road and Lockyer Street.

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