Game Day Guide: The Sydney Smash at Sydney Showground Stadium


Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers 

Date: 30 December 2023 

Location: Sydney Showground Stadium  

Tickets: Buy tickets here! 



Gates Open: 5:45pm 

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 Sydney Showground Stadium! Please see below for important Member match-day information, including details on the return of the Members Bar! 

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 be also at Sydney Showground Stadium (information below) if you require any assistance on Match Day. 

 Venue Entry 

Prior to entering the Venue, please ensure you have downloaded your Digital Membership Card to your phone wallet, then simply scan your digital membership card at the gate! * Alternatively, please scan your Physical Membership Card if you have purchased this.  

*Digital Membership cards have been sent via email. Members that hold a 1-2 Game Reserved Seat package will need to download their ticket/s via Account Manager. For assistance, please contact the Membership Team 

Membership Marquee 

If you have any questions or require Membership assistance, please visit the Membership Marquee located at Gate D. Thunder staff will also be in Sydney Showground Stadium throughout the match, including in the Members Bar, so please reach out if we can help in any way!  

Post-Match Captains’ Club Members Bar 

Exclusive to our Captains’ Club Members – join us in the Hordern Bar near Aisle 227 after the final ball, where you will have the opportunity to meet selected Thunder players and hear their post-match thoughts in an exclusive interview. 

Members Bar 

Located in the Members Bar near Aisle 227, be sure to join us in the Thunder Member exclusive area from 6:00pm. Enjoy a beverage indoors, with a perfect view of the field. Grab a hot pie or a bag of chips, kick back and enjoy the match. Plus, go in the FREE Thunder Member raffle to go in the draw to win special prizes! 


For information on the Sydney Showgrounds Stadium conditions of entry, including prohibited items, please click here. 


Find out about transport options here. 

Find out about public transport options here. 

Find out about parking here. 


Feeling hungry during the match? 

Click here to view all the food offerings Sydney Showground Stadium has to offer. 

Entertainment and Giveaways 

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

  • Thunder Foam Fingers 
  • Thunder Capes 
  • 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 
  • Sydney Water  

Be sure to check out the following activities: 

  • Get in the Thunder Nation spirit with FREE FACE PAINTING, TEMPORARY TATTOOS & HAIRSPRAY 
  • Check out our New Thunder Nation Village featuring a Rock Climbing Wall, Arcade Games and an Inflatable Gladiator Arena!  
  • Show off your skills on our Thunder Classic Catch and Throwing INFLATABLES located in the Thunder Nation Village 
  • Come get a high five and a photo with our MASCOTS Thor and Storm! 
  • Get your Team Posters at the Homeworld Marquee 
  • Hit a six at the SIXT Batting Cage 
  • Stay hydrated at the Sydney Water Refill Station 
  • Win with Homestar’s Spin the Wheel Competition! Enter for a chance to play the Homestar Target Game at the Innings Break 

And during the match, sit back and enjoy: 

  • Mullet Cam 
  • Flex Cam 
  • Dance Cam 
  • Look-a-like Cam 
  • Pyros during the match 
  • KFC Buckethead Flip Challenge 
  • SIXT Drive Cam 

Innings Runout – Electric Guitarist to play the players on to the field at the start of both Innings! 

Post Match – NYE Style Firework display at the end of the game to end the year in style! 

Cricket NSW Foundation 50-50 Charity Raffle 

Thunder Fans will have the chance to purchase tickets in the 50-50 Charity Raffle at today’s match with 50% of the prize pool generated going to one lucky fan and the other 50% going to support the Cricket NSW Foundation.  

The Cricket NSW Foundation exists to increase the access to cricket for everyone across NSW including those from regional NSW, those with a disability or investing in programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aspiring cricketers. You can purchase tickets at the game from our volunteers, keep an eye out for them in their green aprons or you can purchase your ticket early here. Best of luck and thanks for your support! 


There will be four merchandise outlets where you can purchase official Sydney Thunder gear!  

2 x Outside Gate D 

1 x Inside Gate D 

1 x Located next to the Fan Zone 

Merchandise outlets will open at 5:45pm when the gates open. 

Click here to check out the full range online. 


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 Fox Cricket and Kayo. 







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