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Geelong Social Club Guide

Match Day Information

Round 23

Saturday 26 August  |  7.25pm
Geelong Cats v GWS
Simonds Stadium

Gates Open: 5.30pm

RAFFLE

There are two raffles running within the Geelong Social Club on game day. Please see staff members in the room to purchase tickets for your chance to win!

 

First goal, last goal!

These tickets are $5 each (cash only)

The scratchie purchased will reveal the name of a player from either the Cats or the Tigers.

First Goal - $50 cash prize
Last Goal - $50 cash prize

 

Weekly raffle

1 ticket for $5  |  3 tickets for $10

 

 

GOOD LUCK!

Using your Membership

ACCESS & BENEFITS

Geelong Social Club offers Geelong Cats most premium membership match day experience. Geelong Social Club Members will have access to premium seating, exclusive bar and dining areas, plus much more!

Benefits include:

  • Priority 1 Access to Grand Final tickets (should the Cats compete)
  • Priority access to purchase tickets to Weeks 1 to 3 of the Finals Series
  • Access to Geelong Cats pre-season matches
  • Voting Rights (must be 18 years old or only)
  • Premium, Geelong Cats Membership pack and card, including exclusive Geelong Social Club branded lanyard and scarf
  • Priority Access to Geelong Social Club facilities, should the Cats compete in a Finals match at Simonds Stadium – conditions apply
  • Access to non-Cats events at Simonds Stadium – conditions apply
  • Exclusive bar/dining facilities for Geelong Cats home games

GAME ENTRY

Simonds Stadium

  • Entry via Gate 13 Bob Davis, located at the Brownlow Stand, Western Side of Simonds Stadium
  • Seating Access – take the main stairs of the Brownlow Stand to Level A, proceed to seating bays A32, A33 or A34
  • Geelong Social Club room – accessible via Gate 13 Bob Davis or within the seating bowl Level A, behind aisles A32, A33, A34
  • Click here to view map

 

Etihad Stadium

  • Enter via any public gate
  • Entry recommended via Gate 3, 4 or 5
  • Seating – take the lift or ramp/stairs to level 2
  • Bar & dining – take the lift to level D, Endeavour Room
  • Click here to view map

 

MCG

  • Entry via Gate 4 or 5, located in the Great Southern Stand
  • Seating – take the lift or ramp/stairs to level N (level 2)
  • Bar & dining – take the lift or ramp/stairs to level N (two), Hassett Room and Medallist Bar (Great Southern Stand)
  • Click here to view map

AWAY GAMES

The club is unable to offer Geelong Social Club Members access to facilities for away games. If you wish to book seats for these matches, please contact the appropriate ticket agent.

Guest passes

One benefit of being a Geelong Social Club Member is the ability to take guests with you to Geelong Cats home games.

Guest passes will only be sold subject to availability, as some matches will have a restricted allocation. Members will be fully responsible for the behavior of those who use their guest passes.
 

HOW TO PURCHASE

Guest passes will only be sold subject to availability as some matches will have a restricted allocation.

Guest passes can be purchased via the relevant ticket agent either online, by phone or at ticket agent outlets.

Please ensure you have your Geelong Social Club Membership card barcode number handy when purchasing guest passes (this can be found on the back of your Membership card).

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you purchase a guest pass at the discounted member price (i.e. Adult/Concession: $50, Junior: $21) your guest must scan into the venue using their eligible Geelong Cats membership card. The guest pass does not provide access into the venue.

Your guest is then to display their guest ticket to access the Social Club seating and room once inside the venue.

 

Simonds Stadium & Etihad Stadium:

MCG


ON SALE DATES

Simonds Stadium games - Limit of two guest passes*

*Guest passes subject to availability, guest pass limit subject to change without notice.


PRICING

NON-MEMBERS

PRICE

Adult

$75.00

Concession

$64.00

Junior

$26.00

Junior (Under 6 years old)

$21.00

2017 GEELONG CATS GENERAL ADMISSION MEMBERS*

PRICE

Adult Member

$50.00

Concession Member

$50.00

Junior Member

$21.00

 

*2017 Geelong Cats General Admission members must scan their membership card at the gate for venue access. Then use the Geelong Social Club guest pass ticket to access the Geelong Social Club seating and bar & dining room.

 

MCG & Etihad Stadium home games

For pricing at MCG and Etihad Stadium, please click here and refer to Level 2 pricing for the relevant match.

Seating & ticketing

SIMONDS STADIUM

Geelong Social Club seating is available on a first in basis located Level A within bays A32, A33 and A34 of the Brownlow Stand. Geelong Social Club Members are unable to pre-reserve a seat for Simonds Stadium matches; therefore seating will be available on a “first come, first served” basis.

There is an even mix of premium undercover and non-undercover seating available for Geelong Social Club Members and their guests.

Geelong Social Club Members and their guests must be in attendance in order to occupy a seat. Members and/or guests are unable to reserve / “save” seats for patrons not in attendance of the venue. Event ushers will be monitoring seating areas for Members and/or guests not adhering to this.

Geelong Social Club Members must present, and have visible at all times, their Geelong Social Club Membership card and lanyard for access into the Geelong Social Club areas. Guest pass holders must present, and have visible at all times, their valid guest pass ticket for access into the Geelong Social Club areas.


MCG

Geelong Social Club seating at the MCG is located on level N (2) of the Great Southern Stand. Geelong Social Club Members are required to pre-book a reserved seat for themselves (at no cost*) and their guests via Ticketek. Please note walk up seating is not available for the MCG.

Seating on level N is premium undercover, with direct access to Hassett Room and Medallist Bar facilities. Please refer to the seating details when you pre-book your tickets via Ticketek for your reserved seat location.

Entry is via gate 4 or 5, please take the stairs or lift to Level N (Level 2) for access to seating.

*Ticket agent booking/transaction fees may apply


ETIHAD STADIUM

Geelong Social Club seating at Etihad Stadium is located on Level 2. Geelong Social Club Members are required to pre-book a reserved seat for themselves (at no cost*) and their guests via Ticketmaster. Please note walk up seating is not available for Etihad Stadium.

Seating on Level 2 is premium undercover, with direct access to the Endeavour Room and other bar and dining facilities. Please refer to the seating details when you pre-book your ticket via Ticketmaster for your reserved seat location.

Entry is via gate 3 or 5, please take the stairs or lift to Level 2.

*Ticket agent booking/transaction fees may apply


Bar & dining

Geelong Social Club Members must present, and have visible at all times, their Membership card and lanyard for access into the Geelong Social Club bar and dining areas. Guest pass holders must present, and have visible at all times, their valid guest pass ticket for access into the Geelong Social Club bar and dining areas. This requirement applies to all home games at Simonds Stadium, Etihad Stadium and MCG.

 

SIMONDS STADIUM

Geelong Social Club members and their guests will have exclusive access to bar and dining facilities in the new state-of-the-art Charles Brownlow Stand including:
  • Formal table service in the Geelong Social Club Dining Room
  • Bar and takeaway dining options from the Feast menu
 
Geelong Social Club dining room and bar areas are located on Level B within the Geelong Social Club room of the Brownlow Stand. The room is accessible via the concourse or via aisles A32, A33, A34 within the seating area.

Bar and dining areas will be available from the gate opening time specific to each game (approximately two hours before first bounce). The bar area will be open for at least one hour after the final siren.
 

MENUS

 

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A
TABLE RESERVATION

 


ETIHAD STADIUM

Geelong Social Club members and their guests will have exclusive access to bar and dining facilities in the Endeavour Room, located behind aisle 44/45 on Level 2. Enter via Gate 4, take lift to Level D, Endeavour Room. Alternatively the Livewire bar and Arena View restaurant, located on Level 2, are a short walk from your seats.


MCG

Geelong Social Club members and their guests will have exclusive access to bar and dining facilities in the Hassett Room, located directly behind Geelong Social Club seating on Level N (Level 2). The Medallist Bar is also available exclusively to Geelong Social Club Members and their guests, located on Level N (Level 2) directly behind Bays N3-4.

Geelong Social Club items

The Cats Shop have designed an exclusive Geelong Social Club Polo and Scarf. You can purchase these exclusive member items in the Geelong Social Club on match day or click here to purchase online. 

Dress code

The dress code within the Geelong Social Club at Simonds Stadium, MCG and Etihad Stadium is smart casual (no shorts, no thongs, no ripped jeans. Jacket and tie optional. Ladies accordingly).

Finals

WEEKS 1-3

Geelong Social Club Members have priority access to purchase tickets for weeks 1 – 3 of the finals for the matches Geelong Cats are competing in. Geelong Cats will communicate finals information to members in late August/early September should the Geelong Cats be competing in the finals series.


GRAND FINAL

Geelong Social Club Members will have priority access to purchase a Grand Final ticket only if Geelong Cats are competing. Geelong Cats will communicate finals information to members in late August/early Septembe should the Geelong Cats be competing in the finals series. This will include information regarding to accessing a Grand Final ticket. This information will be communicated via email and on the Geelong Cats website. It is the responsibility of the Geelong Social Club member to ensure that their contact information is correct and they have familiarised themselves with this information.

The following Geelong Social Club Members DO NOT have priority access to purchase Grand Final tickets:

  • Full AFL Geelong Club Support members
  • Members who hold a Country/Interstate membership

Social Club Life Members who have not purchased an eligible Geelong Cats membership.

Members who have purchased their membership after 31 August of the current year.

Geelong Social Club members will be required to follow the appropriate procedures as communicated by the club in order to secure their ticket. Geelong Social Club Members who do not follow the procedure as outlined by the club will forfeit their right to a Grand Final ticket.

Waitlist

The Geelong Social Club is currently at capacity and there is a waitlist in place. 
 

HOW TO JOIN THE GEELONG SOCIAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP WAITING LIST?

To join the Geelong Social Club waitlist, please contact Membership Services 1300 462 287 or membership@geelongcats.com.au. In order to join the Geelong Social Club waitlist, you must be a current Geelong Cats Member and continue to be a Geelong Cats Member throughout the duration of time you are on the waitlist. 
 

HOW LONG MUST I WAIT TO BE A MEMBER?

The number of waitlist candidates to be offered a Geelong Social Club Membership upon the conclusion of each Membership renewal period, is at the discretion of the club. Successful candidates will be notified if they are eligible for Geelong Social Club Membership before the commencement of the following season.

Due to a number of variable factors which are taken into consideration when determining new Member intakes each year, it is not possible to estimate the length of time a candidate remains on the waitlist for until they are offered membership.

Guidelines

LIQUOR LICENSING

As a member of the Geelong Social Club, you will be asked to observe the principles of responsible consumption of alcohol. This will ensure a safe and friendly environment for all patrons and staff.

In association with the Liquor Licensing Commission and the Liquor Control Act the Club has adopted the following principles of responsible serving and consumption of alcohol that all patrons must adhere to:

  • Staff will not serve anyone under 18 years of age
  • Staff will refuse liquor service to intoxicated patrons
  • Drunk and disorderly patrons will be asked to leave the premises
  • A customer who is drunk, violent or quarrelsome must leave the licensed premises when requested to do so. Maximum penalty exceeds $13,000

Geelong Social Club Members breaching the above may:

  • Be refused service by the hospitality staff
  • Be removed from the premises by the Geelong Cats, Security and/or match-day staff
  • Have their Geelong Social Club Membership and entitlements suspended
  • Have their Geelong Social Club Membership and entitlements cancelled

BEHAVIOURAL STANDARDS

According to local, state and federal law, the Geelong Cats has instigated a policy where the use of bad language or racist remarks will not be tolerated. All members and their guests are required to behave appropriately whilst attending a match at Simonds Stadium. In the event of a complaint, the club will be forced to take action by removing the member or guest from the stadium and the member may forfeit Geelong Social Club Membership privileges. Please note, unacceptable behaviour towards players, Geelong Cats staff, security, match-day attendants or other Geelong Social Club Members or guests will not be tolerated and may result in suspension or expulsion.

Please note: If you are bringing an opposition supporter in as a guest, please advise them it is a Geelong Football Club area, and that unacceptable behaviour may lead to ejection.


WARNING SYSTEM

For a breach of behavioural standards a verbal and/or written warning will be given. All verbal and written warnings will be placed on the Geelong Social Club Member’s permanent file. A maximum of three (3) warnings will be issued before the Club will either have the membership card suspended or cancelled depending on the nature of events.


QUERIES/COMPLAINTS

Should clarification be required on any membership matter contained herein, please contact Membership Services on 1300 462 287. Should any problems arise at Simonds Stadium on match-days, please approach either the security staff or match-day attendant positioned nearest to you or visit our staff at the Membership Services counter.

Raffle may or may not be conducted on Home match days within the Geelong  Social Club. The method of draw will be random, to give all an equal chance of winning. If the winner does not come forward within a reasonable amount of time following the announcement of the winning number a redraw must occur. Prizes are RRP values at $500 or less, no permit are required and purchasers details are not required according to the Victoria Commision for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. 


GEELONG SOCIAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Please note, the following conditions apply to Geelong Social Club Membership in addition to the general Membership Guidelines:

Geelong Social Club Membership cards and lanyards must be displayed at all times on match days. Please ensure you have your Geelong Social Club Membership card and lanyard and your guests have their guest ticket visible when entering the seating, bar and dining areas of the Geelong Social Club.

Full Geelong Social Club Members are not eligible to have a season Simonds Stadium or Melbourne seat linked to their Geelong Social Club Membership. If they wish to hold a Simonds Stadium or Melbourne season seat they must take out a second Geelong Cats Home or Home & Away Membership.

Social Club Membership does not guarantee access to the Geelong Social Club area or seating within the Geelong Social Club. Access is always subject to capacity/availability. Geelong Social Club Members must follow arrangements as outlined in these guidelines or as communicated by the club

All Full Geelong Social Club members must hold a valid Geelong Cats General Admission Membership (excludes Non Access, 3-Game, Country, Interstate, Digital, International and Melbourne Memberships)

Abuse of Geelong Social Club Membership privileges against the Geelong Social Club guidelines will lead to the forfeiture of these privileges.


JUNIORS

Juniors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times with the Geelong Social Club bar and dining areas at Simonds Stadium, MCG and Etihad Stadium.


SPOUSE PASSES

Please be advised that spouse passes are no longer available. 


RENEWAL NOTIFICATIONS

Geelong Social Club renewals are offered subject to availability and Geelong Cats will endeavour to offer renewal in each year to those who have held Geelong Social Club Membership in the previous year. This offer will be at the discretion of Geelong Cats and is not guaranteed. Should the Geelong Cats not be able to offer Geelong Social Club renewal, the option of alternative Membership may be offered at Geelong Cats discretion. Renewal notifications for Geelong Social Club Membership will be sent to the registered email address of the member in November of each year. It is the responsibility of the Member to follow up renewal notifications which may not have been received. They also must ensure the Geelong Cats has a valid email address and correct contact details at all times.


MEMBERSHIP CARDS

The Geelong Cats will issue all Geelong Social Club Members with a combined Geelong Social Club and Geelong Cats Membership card, with the exception of AFL Members who will receive a separate Geelong Social Club card from the Club and their AFL Club Support Membership card from the AFL. AFL Club Support Members must use the Membership card issued by Geelong Cats to enter the ground as your AFL barcode/card is invalid for entry at Simonds Stadium.

 

Click here for full Terms and Conditions 

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