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New at Simonds Stadium

More GA seats & scan in access

WE HAVE MORE GENERAL ADMISSION SEATS AND SCAN IN ACCESS!

We’re excited to announce that members can now scan into Simonds Stadium and access General Admission seating in the Ablett Terrace.

These seats were formerly reserved via Ticketmaster for a small booking fee. These seats will no longer be available to pre-book, simply arrive on the day, scan your GA membership card at the gate and choose a seat in the designated seating areas or standing room (subject to capacity).

We recommend entrance via the Polly Farmer Gate (Gate 1), which is located on Moorabool Street.

Click here to view a map of Simonds Stadium.


Alternatively, you are still able to upgrade your entry to a premium Reserved Seat via Ticketmaster.

Or upgrade your GA membership to include a season seat package, contact our Membership team for further information by requesting a call today.

Please note: General Admission seating areas are subject to change for individual matches.

Seating Categories

SEATING CATEGORIES

With the exciting redevelopments taking place at Simonds Stadium over the last 12 months, the club had the opportunity to assess our current offerings. With members being our first priority, the club has made some adjustments to our 2017 Membership and ticketing packages.

Membership Reserved Seating at Simonds Stadium will now be classified based on the stand the seat is located within:

  • Hickey Club
  • Players Club
  • Premiership Club
  • Brownlow Club
  • Geelong Social Club
  • Ablett Club
  • Fred Flanagan Club

This will replace the current naming which uses terms such as Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

This reclassification has also allowed the club to review and change the pricing structure for Reserved Seats and ticketing. This change will see a much simpler format of pricing used, which is broadly based on viewing location to the ground, access to facilities and whether the seat is undercover or non-undercover. As a result, there will be some minor price changes to seat packages, with some seats decreasing slightly in price and some increasing slightly. For Reserved Seat holders, your adjusted membership price will be included on your rollover or renewal notice, which you will receive shortly.

The club assessed the membership and ticketing offerings of other stadiums throughout this process and consulted with a number of stakeholders, including our members and fans. Moving forward, these changes will improve the member experience at Simonds Stadium and ensure that seating is fair and equitable for all.

Click here to view update seating maps

Bay re-numbering

Due to the redevelopment in 2016, the Cats - in conjunction with Simonds Stadium management - have taken this opportunity to review the seating bay numbering at the stadium.

From 2017, all seating bays will be consistent across the entire stadium (i.e. numbering will not be unique to each stand) to allow for a greater fan experience. It is important to note that physically, your seat and row has not changed (unless discussed separately), only the seating bay number label may have changed. Your new seating bay number will be listed on your rollover or renewal notice.

Click here to view the list of 2017 seating bay numbers

Click here to view Simonds Stadium seating maps

Charles Brownlow Stand

The stage four redevelopment is a game changer for our club and members, increasing the capacity of Simonds Stadium to 36,000. The total project budget is $90m and is being delivered in partnership with the State Government, the AFL and the City of Greater Geelong.

The exciting project will see the replacement of the existing Brownlow and Jennings Stands, to allow for the development of a contemporary stand. It will include an abundance of new facilities including a large 600 seat function room, media and broadcasting areas, football department facilities and a social club for patrons to enjoy on match days at Simonds Stadium. It will also include the ‘Sunrise Centre’, a facility which will be aimed at getting people with a disability back to work.

The redevelopment will bring significant economic and social benefit to our region. During the peak of construction, 95 extra jobs are expected to be accommodated within the stadium. The project commenced in late 2015 and the project remains on-track for completion in 2017.

Once the stage four redevelopment is complete, the economic impact of each game at Simonds Stadium will be $4 million plus, of which more than half will be spent outside the stadium.

Hickey Club Big Screen

NEW HICKEY CLUB BIG SCREEN

Hickey Stand seat holders will experience a brand new, direct-facing, state-of-the-art 100m² big screen.

Currently, Hickey Stand seat holders have limited screen viewing. With the addition of the new big screen you won’t miss a minute of the action, enhancing your unique match day experience. 

 

FAQS

HOW BIG IS 100M²?

To give you an idea, the northern end screen is 42m², whilst the southern end screen is 102m².

 

WILL THE NORTHERN END SCREEN REMAIN?

No, based on Simonds Stadium's capacity, we are a two-screen stadium. The southern end screen will remain, plus the new big screen.

 

WHEN WILL IT BE READY?

The screen will be in operation on our first home game at Simonds Stadium (Round 9).

 

WILL YOU CHARGE ME MORE FOR MY SEAT?

No. Generally costs increase year on year, but there will be no additional cost relating to the screen for the improved experience. 

 

WHAT WILL THE SCREEN INCLUDE?

We are planning on including the score and the game clock. Based on feedback and through our research, fans and members mostly use the screen for replays and live stats, so there will be plenty of that!