This Saturday, March 4, will see the Cowboys play the Canberra Raiders in the opening round of the 2017 season- we are excited!
But before the fun can begin, local Police have an important message for us.
With large crowds expected, police are reminding people of the requirements of parking legally when attending the game. Last season, during one of the Cowboys home games, we saw 188 vehicles issued with $45 fines for illegally parking within the 750m exclusion zone around the stadium.
Senior Sergeant Brendan White, Officer In Charge of the Townsville Road Policing Unit, said that it is important that people attending the game plan ahead in relation to parking.
“Consider using public transport, and obey the traffic directions of officers when leaving the game. Expect a delay in leaving the stadium and please be patient,” Senior Sergeant Brendan White said.
Streets included in “Event Parking Area” (Restricted Parking) around 1300 Smiles Stadium include:
Landel Court, Florentor Court, Chelsea Drive, St Andrews Close, Golf Links Drive (from Hervey Range Road to Woodlake Avenue), Fairway Close, Nineteenth Avenue, Riviera Circuit, Sunningdale Court, Oakmont Close, Robina Close, Troon Way, St Davids Close, Woodlake Avenue, Sweet Gum Place, Gardenia Avenue, Lilium Close, Senna Place, Jasmine Court, Fortunia Lane, Beck Drive (Hervey Range Road to Parkside Drive Roundabout), Canterbury Road, Colchester Crescent, Aspen Place, Bryony Court, Rowan Court, Morindo Drive, Hoop Street, Evergreen Drive (from Morindo Drive to house number 24), Clarence Court and Cardwell Court.