T20 Big Bash League - KFC

Stars Fans Light Up the MCG

15/12/2012 23:24 PM
Excited Fans

Despite predicted storms, the only rumble inside the MCG on Saturday night was that of Melbourne Stars fans erupting with excitement as they enjoyed an entertaining night of cricket.

A crowd of 11,184 descended upon the MCG for the Stars first home match for BBL|02, with a specially designed star mowed into the turf to mark the occasion.

The Stars' cheerleaders provided the first taste of on-field entertainment, lighting up the hallowed turf with their dance routines and impressive aerobatics.

Bobby Quiney was also seen pulling out his best moves on-screen throughout the night.

From the line of fireworks that welcomed the team onto the pitch, to the stars painted on the faces of fans, the MCG was covered.

Music, lights and a few smashing sixes from Quiney, Brad Hodge and Glenn Maxwell, helped keep the electric atmosphere alive.

Love was in the air with the roving 'Kiss Cam' - catching out Star Man and Starlet embrace on screen - while fans were also encouraged to fire up their glowing 'boom boom' sticks and push the Energy Australia Energy Meter off the charts.

There was just as much fun to be had outside the ground as well.

Stars fans could have their photos taken in the team's green or have a go at hula-hooping thanks to Jenny Craig.

The TAC decked fans out in green sunglasses, while Antler and Action Indoor Sports had a net set up for fans young and old to enjoy a bat and bowl for themselves on the concourse.

With the Stars needing five runs to win from the last over, the home crowd fired up and helped the boys over the line for their second win in a row.

The 'G burst into a dazzling green fireworks display in celebration.

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