With just one year to go until their first team runs out onto the field, the supporters of new NRL club the Dolphins are now able to cement themselves as part of their club.
Head coach Wayne Bennett today launched the club’s Foundation Membership at Brisbane’s Mt Coot-tha, the highest point of the city.
The summit lookout at Mt Coot-tha commands a symbolic view for the Dolphins.
It is a vista that includes overarching views of Suncorp Stadium – where the club is certain to make their 2023 premiership debut – through to the peninsula and Brisbane’s northern corridor, an area the Dolphins will represent.
Renowned poet Rupert McCall – himself a supporter of the Dolphins in the Queensland Rugby League since childhood – read a specially-commissioned poem about the birth of the NRL club at Mt Coot-tha today.
The dawn of the Dolphin
The Dolphins released four categories of membership, including a premium Foundation Membership that will forever be known as The Glass House Club.
The Glass House Club gives its owners the only way to lock in seats at all 12 of the Dolphins home games next year, matches slated to be shared between Suncorp Stadium, Moreton Daily Stadium and the Sunshine Coast Stadium.
The membership also presents a wide range of unique inclusions that will only be available to Foundation Members, including the member’s name on a special plaque at the entrance to Moreton Daily Stadium and exclusive premium personalised merchandise.
Non-ticketed memberships are also available now, with the adult offering – the First-In Phinatics membership – securing the member a priority window to buy other ticketed memberships when they go on sale in August.
Membership for both children and babies have also been made available.
Dolphins’ chief executive Terry Reader said the excitement was building for the club’s entry to the competition.
“We have just one year to go and Dolphins’ fans have already shown how ready they are for their team to enter the NRL,” said Reader.
“Now they can make themselves an official part of the team by joining as a Foundation Member.
“We have ensured we have a range of memberships at price points for everyone – from our premium Glass House Club membership to the First-In Phinatics package that will allow people to say they were members from the start of the club and give them first access to season tickets.
“This is an important day for the club – the support of our fans is vital to the success of the team in the NRL.”
The Dolphins will release other general ticketed membership options in August this year.