Game Night

CQUniversity Cairns Taipans game nights are among the best in the NBL, providing families, corporate partners and everyone in-between an entertaining night out from pre-game entertainment until the final buzzer sounds.
Official restaurant partners
Gate opening times
KidZone (pre-game)
Snakes Store
Game Night Entertainment
Macca’s FREE Cheeseburger deal
Free player signing session
Post-game party

Official restaurant partners

The CQUniversity Cairns Taipans recommend members and fans support the club’s official restaurant partners for your pre-game meals. Many offer special rates for Taipans Season Members, as listed in your membership kits.


Opening and tip-off times

  • All games in the 2015-16 regular season tip off at 6.30pm
  • Outer concourse and box office ticketing open at 5.00pm
  • Inner doors / seating access from 5.45pm


KidZone (pre-game)

  • Shoot hoops with the CQUni Taipans Academy
  • Free face painting
  • Parental seating area


Snakes Store

  • Open throughout every game night, including post-game
  • Located next to doors 21 and 22
  • Members can redeem their member discounts here


Game night entertainment

  • IFYS Taipans Cheer Squad
  • Mini Zoomers Cheer Squad
  • Crowd giveaways
  • Half-time entertainment including crowd competitions and performances


WE WANT MACCAS! The Free Cheese

Hold onto that ticket! With ANY home win,  take your game ticket into any Cairns McDonald’s FamilyRestaurant the following day after 10.30am for a free Cheeseburger!


Post-game player signing session

  • Keep an eye on social media (@CairnsTaipans) for opportunities to meet your favourite players!
  • Signing station is located next to the FanZone at door 22

Post-game Party @ Reef Hotel Casino Sports Arena

  • Join the players and coaches for the post-game party
  • Includes game MVP and Coaches’ Award presentations
  • Located upstairs at the Reef Hotel Casino