Game Day Guide: Thunder v Heat at Manuka Oval


Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat 

Date: 12 December 2023 

Location: Manuka Oval, Canberra 

Tickets: Buy tickets here 



Gates Open: 6:00pm 

Bat Flip: 6:30pm 

First Ball: 7:15pm 

Innings Break: 8:35pm 

Second Innings: 8:50pm 

Selfies and Signatures: 10:10pm 




Tickets for the game can still be purchased. Click here to buy now. 

The Box Office will open from 5:30pm on match day. Patrons can purchase tickets until the innings break. 



We can’t wait to welcome our members back to Manuka Oval! Please see below for important Member match-day information! 


Require Assistance Prior to the Match? 

If you need any help prior to the match, such as with Membership ticketing, please complete a ‘Contact Us’ form here. We will do our best to respond to your query as soon as we can, and we will also be at Manuka Oval (information below) if you require any assistance on Match Day. 


Membership Marquee 

If you have any questions or require Membership assistance, please visit the Membership Marquee located at the main gate. 



For information on Manuka Oval Terms and Conditions of Entry including prohibited items, please click here. 

Please note patrons are encouraged to bring clear, see-through bags to reduce the risk of crowding and make it easier for people to physically distance when entering the ground. Security must search bags which can be time consuming and cause congestion at entry points 



The best way to travel to Manuka Oval is via public transport. 

Travel on ALL Transport Canberra services is FREE on game day to ticket holders – simply show your ticket to the driver when boarding. 

General Parking is available at Kingston and Manuka Shopping Centres, Kingston Oval and surrounding streets. 

Click here for more transport information, including parking maps and bus timetables. 



Keep an eye out for Thunder staff as you enter the ground. We’ll be handing out the following freebies: 

  • Thunder Foam Fingers 
  • KFC Bucket Heads 
  • Homestar Clap Banners 
  • Homestar Sunglasses 
  • Homeworld Team Posters 
  • SIXT 4 & 6 Cards plus receive a 15% discount off your next SIXT rental 


Be sure to check out the following activities: 

  • Get into the Thunder spirit with free face painting in the Fan Zone 
  • Test out your skills on our classic catch and fielding inflatables 
  • Come get a high five and a photo with our mascots, Thor and Storm 
  • Win with Homestar’s Spin the Wheel Competition! Enter for a chance to play the Homestar Target Game at the Innings Break 
  • Catch the Dholi Drummers around the ground. 
  • Check out the DJ’s both at the main gate and in-bowl. 
  • Appearances from Canberra Raiders, ACT Brumbies, & Capital Darters stars. 


And during the match, sit back and enjoy: 

  • Mullet Cam 
  • Flex Cam 
  • Dance Cam 
  • Look-a-like Cam 
  • Sydney Water Shower Cam 
  • SIXT Drive Cam 
  • Pyros 
  • KFC Buckethead Flip Challenge  



Merchandise will be available for purchase at the game, with two internal outlets at the West Gate and one external outlet at the East Gate. 

Click here to check out the full range online. 



Fans are invited to hang around after the match for selfies and signatures with their favourite players! 

Fans are invited to hang around after the match for selfies and signatures with their favourite players! 



Stay up to date on all the action and news from the match by following Sydney Thunder on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 


Fans can tune in from across the Thunder Nation, with the game broadcast live on Channel 7, Fox Cricket and Kayo. 

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