Game Day Guide: #F3Derby



Sunday, 23 December 2018
Hyundai A-League Round 9
Central Coast Mariners vs. Newcastle Jets
Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford 
Kick-off: 5:00pm (AEDT)
Gates Open: 3:00pm (Western Gates), 3:30pm (Eastern Gates) 
Hash-tag: Join the match conversation using #F3Derby & #CCMFC

Santa hat

Get into the spirit and throw on a Santa Hat before you head to the match and you will be in with a chance to win! Throughout the pre-game and half time, we’ll be selecting fans in the stand wearing Santa hats (or other fun Christmas attire) to pick a prize out of Santa’s Sack. It’s that simple! 

Santa hat

Head to Dane Drive to see Santa’s arrival to Central Coast Stadium! Thanks to the Gosford Fire Brigade, you’ll have your chance to welcome Santa at 4pm. 

Fans will also have the opportunity to meet Santa inside the Stadium – just head to Bay 19 between 4:30pm – 5:00pm, and during half time to hand in your last minute wish list! Don’t forget to bring along your smartphone and grab a photo as well. 

Families on the field

Stick around after the match for Macca’s Families on the Field! Approximately 10 minutes after the match, we’ll be sounding the siren and all Mariner’s fans will be permitted onto the pitch for a kick around. (Please note, this may be cancelled in the event of dangerous weather).

Don’t forget, when the Mariners win – so do you! Grab a Big Mac on Monday if the Mariners beat the Newcastle Jets. All you need to do is show your Members card or match day ticket at any participating restaurant on the Central Coast. Terms and Conditions apply. 


Mariners Members are invited to join us from 3:00pm on the Western Warm Up Field for the Pre-Match Function! Enter via the Western Gate, and show your Membership Card to gain entry. 

  • Hear from Non-Playing Mariners players
  • Have a $5 beer from 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Free finger food
  • Show off your skills and take part in some table tennis on the lawn
  • Enjoy the music and mingle with other Mariners Members

Please note that the stadium concession outlets on the concourse will not be open for trade until 3:30pm. Finger food and beverages are available on the Western Warm Up field from 3:00pm. 


Mariners Members can visit the Membership Services Marquee along ‘Palm Tree Parade’ (the walk way along the palm trees, as you walk to the Western Ticketek Outlet at the stadium) from 2:30pm. Here you can:

  • Collect your Membership Card
  • Make an enquiry
  • Purchase a Membership

The Membership Services Marquee will be available until kick off.

Haven’t purchased your Membership yet? It’s not too late! Click here to purchase, and visit the Membership Services Marquee on match day to get your access to the game.


Bring along the whole family for just $40! Click here to get yours now. 

Tickets can also be purchased on match day from 9am, at the Ticketek outlet located on the Western side of Central Coast Stadium.


Pick up a copy of our match day program, ‘The Loose Cannon’ available at the entry gates on both sides. This is a FREE magazine and includes a team poster, match day information, special offers from our partners and more! 

Can’t wait to pick yours up? Check out the FREE online edition here. 

Palm Tree Parade

Visit Palm Tree Parade on Match Day! Active from 2:30pm, this is located along the pathway as you walk to the Western Entrance of the stadium (right along the famous palm trees!).

What will you find on Palm Tree Parade?

  • Membership Services Marquee
  • 2GO will be pumping the music and providing games and entertainment for the whole family!
  • Find out more about the Official Supporters Club
  • The State Roads Mini Diggers
  • Booths Hyundai, showcasing one of their new vehicles! 


Mariners Members can show their Mariners Membership Card at Lounge Bar in Central Coast Leagues Club after the match between 7pm and 8pm, they can receive a schooner of VB, Tooheys New or Tooheys Old for just $5!