Game day guide: v UC Capitals, Qudos Bank Arena, Sunday, 12.30 tip-off

December 3, 2021 | Sydney Flames news


ROUND 1 v UC Capitals, Sunday, December 5

Basketball is back in the Hoops Capital and the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames are starting the fire. The Flames go up against arch rivals the UC  Capitals on Sunday in a blockbuster double header with the Kings, who take on reigning champions Melbourne United. The WNBL clash will feature the Froling twins, Keely and Alicia, going head-to-head. Tip-off for the WNBL game will be 12.30 and the NBL game will tip off at 3 pm.

Home games will be played in conjunction with NSW Health Guidelines and public health orders, NBL and WNBL protocols and the Qudos Bank Arena Covid-19 Safe Plan.

We ask that you also please read the below information as you have an important role to play in ensuring the health and safety of all patrons within the venue.

Sunday 5 December

Brydens Sydney Uni Flames v UC Capitals

Members Entry: 12.00pm

General Public Doors Open: 12.00pm

Tip Off: 12.30pm

Brydens Lawyers Sydney Kings vs Melbourne United

Tip Off: 3.00pm

Important things to note: 

  • Your Kings membership provides you with access into both Kings and Flames games for double headers at Qudos Bank Arena. You can enter the venue as usual and you sit in your regular membership seats for the Flames game. Flames tip off time is 12.30pm.
  • You will need to produce evidence of full vaccination and check-in using the Service NSW app.
  • It is strongly advised that you arrive early as delays are expected, due to compulsory vaccination checks and Service NSW app check in.
  • We ask that you also please stay home if you’re feeling unwell, have been in contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days, or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.

Covid Safety Information

  • As per the NSW Health mandates, all patrons (aged 16 years and over) are required to have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination or have received a NSW Government approved exemption letter prior to entry being permitted to Qudos Bank Arena. 

Face Masks are mandatory at all times for those aged 12 years and over. If you have an exemption from wearing a mask, you will be required to present this to our staff prior to entry. The momentary removal of masks for consumption of food & beverage is permitted.

  • All patrons will be required to check-in using the Service NSW app. 
  • Qudos Bank Arena covid FAQs can be read here
  • To minimise the risk of the spread of Covid-19 to players we ask that you do not touch the players (unfortunately that means no hi-fives as players leave the court) and only take socially-distanced selfies.
  • Please do your bit to maintain 1.5m physical distancing when entering, navigating inside, queuing and exiting Qudos Bank Arena
  • Only sit in the reserved seat stipulated on your ticket. This is important for contact tracing purposes. 
  • While in the venue, please remain in your seats at all times unless buying food and beverages or using the restrooms. You’ll need to consume any food and beverages in your seat

Things to know before you arrive:

  • Please have your e-ticket or membership pass loaded and on your mobile phone prior to arrival. If you have selected a mobile ticket please share with your friends and family in advance
  • Please minimise the size of bags you bring to the arena – no backpacks or bags over A5 (200 mm x 150 mm) sizing will be permitted into the venue 

 Some things may have changed since your last visit:

  • Qudos Bank Arena is now a cash free venue – all transactions including food, drink and merchandise outlets will be cashless
  • Due to COVID restrictions there is no longer a cloakroom facility available at the arena
  • A complete list of prohibited items can be found here
  • Click here to read Qudos Bank Arena’s full venue ‘Conditions of Entry’ 

 Getting to and from Qudos Bank Arena:

  • NSW Health are strongly encouraging the use of private transport to all fans.
  • Parking information for Sydney Olympic Park, including pre-booking at a discounted rate, can be found here.  
  • For public transport information about getting to getting to Qudos Bank Arena click here
  • For more information about getting to Qudos Bank Arena click here. 

 Food and beverages:

  • Multiple food and beverage outlets will be open throughout the venue and this season some furniture has been put back around the concourse.  Cleaners will be cleaning tables each time a patron leaves a table.  
  • The Platinum Plus Bar will be pen for Platinum Plus members and ticket holders. Platinum Plus members and ticket holders will be provided a wristband when you arrive at your seat. This will give you access to the Platinum Plus Bar.


Flames merchandise can be purchased from


Kings Bar at The Brewery:

The Kings Bar at the Brewery will not be open this Sunday.

Social media

Use the hashtag #FlameOn on game day to be included on the big screens! Don’t forget to tag in the Flames on Instagram (@sydneyuniflames) so we can also share some of the best pics to our account.

For all enquiries, please contact the Hoops Capital Membership Team at