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The Gold Coast SUNS will return to Metricon Stadium this Saturday, June 8, for a fiery face-off against North Melbourne. We’ve rounded up exactly what you can expect, both on and off the field.

Centre bounce is scheduled for 4.35pm, but there is still plenty of fun to be had before the game officially starts. Head out to Metricon early to make the most of the Kids Zone – located at the northern end of the stadium, behind the big screen – for family-friendly activities! The ultimate match day kids’ hub, the Kids Zone will feature the Little Legends Express, the AFL Playground, kids’ inflatable activities, player signings and the free-to-join Little Legends Marquee. You can also meet the SUNS Mascots Sunny Ray and Skye, who will be roaming around ready to grab a photo with you! When you share it on social media, be sure to tag #ChallengeAccepted. And, make sure you visit the Metricon Deck inside Gate 1 for free face painting by stadium partner Metricon – get your SUNS colours painted on before you take your seat to cheer on the team!

Speaking of seating, you’re spoilt for choice at Metricon. Bring the family along with a $56 Family Pass – it includes entry for two adults and two kids (under 15) and Level 1 reserved seats. If you’re looking for something a little different, the new SUNS Surf Club presented by Destination Gold Coast is a General Admission seating area complete with a life-sized lifeguard tower – it’s the perfect place to sit back and take in the footy.

Or, if you’re planning on hiring a babysitter, why not get the crew together to experience a new level of cor-pirate hospitality at the Pirate Life Deck? It allows you to experience AFL in true GC style from your Level 3 premium reserved seat. And, if you’re keen to be closer to the action, why not opt for a seat at the Front Bar presented by Carlton Draught? For only $59, enjoy access to the exclusive 18+ Front Bar area with icy cold Carlton Draught on tap – the ticket includes event entry, and your first drink is FREE!

Wherever you’re seated, make sure you grab your Metricon Banners from the Metricon Deck on your way in for your chance to take home some cold hard cash. It’s also the perfect way to celebrate a goal, so make sure you bring back your Metricon Banners to all SUNS home games to make the stadium a sea of red. And, pay a visit to the Austworld Photo Wall on Game Day to strike your best surfing pose alongside your favourite GC SUNS Players, then post your photo on Ausworld’s Facebook page for the chance to win prizes – don’t forget to hashtag #ChallengeAccepted.

After the game, stick around to get on the ground with Macca’s Kick 2 Kick! And, with a FREE Big Mac at any Gold Coast McDonald’s restaurant the day after the match if the GC SUNS score 10 goals or more – win or lose! – up for grabs for all ticket holders, the party is sure to continue long after the SUNS kick their final goal.

www.goldcoastfc.com.au

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