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Match Details: Stars v Renegades

05 January 2018

A cool change early in the evening has been forecast for the MCG Derby.


Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades

6 January, 2018


Gates open: 1:15pm

Coin toss: 1:25pm (WBBL) 6:25pm (BBL)

Match starts: 2:20pm (WBBL) 7:10pm (BBL)


With the late cool change expected, we recommend that you pre-purchase your tickets via Ticketek here to avoid queuing for tickets at the ground on arrival.

Please note one ticket gains entry to both matches. Please also note our membership marquee has moved. It is now located at Gate 3 - you can join Team Green here

There's plenty happening around the ground at the biggest event in Melbourne, you don't miss it!


Hot conditions have been forecast for our match on 6 January with a cool change expected early in the evening.

Stay updated with on the forecast by checking the BOM website here.

Members and fans attending are urged to come prepared with hats, sunscreen and other sun protecting items.

Match Activity

Get the full match-day activity wrap via video here:

Guinness World Records attempt - the most people simultaneously blowing bubbles for one minute in support of the 'When Balloons Fly, Seabirds Die' community conservation campaign: 6.50pm. Make sure you're in your seats by 6.30pm to take part.

Dean Lewis performance: 6.30pm

Potbelleez performance: Innings break

Concourse open time: 1pm – 7.15pm


Make sure you head to the Optus marquee on the concourse area for your chance to win some great prizes.

Optus is offering fans the chance to be involved in their Hands Free Cricket Challenge activation on-field with winners going into the draw to win Sam Smith concert tickets!

If you want your chance to win Optus sideline seats right on the boundary line, ensure you enter the competition by seeing the friendly Optus staff on arrival. Winners will be selected from 6:00pm so get in quick and don’t miss this one in a life time experience!

National Storage

Collect your Dot Ball cards and Boom Boom sticks from the National Storage container situated near Gate 5.

There are plenty of prizes to be won thanks to National Storage including signed caps and signed jerseys.


If you want the chance to win $500 make sure you enter the Renault Dash for Cash competition by registering your details here.


If you want the chance to enter into the Cabot’s Deck Party this summer make sure you enter your details by heading to

Entries for the Cabot’s Deck Party is open to everyone for the 6th January, 20th and 27th January

Prize includes access to the Cabot’s Deck Party in the MCG, a great food and beverage package and a Cabots goodie bag! The best way to enjoy the cricket is on the Cabot’s Deck Party.

Stars AR Experience

Make sure you download the new Stars AR app from the App Store or Google Play so you can play the National Storage Boom Boom Stick Game!

Also remember to check out our AR Zones around the MCG concourse, including the AR Locker Room mural at the National Storage concourse activation.

Read more about Stars AR here

Coming to a match for the first time? Also don't forget to visit our first time attendees stand between Gate 2 and 3!


Stars members can get all their key MCG Derby information on the membership match day info page here.

The Stars Membership Hub is located outside Gate 3 of the MCG and will be open for any membership questions or queries.

Plan your Journey

Fans should plan their journey and arrive early as well as minimise the number of bags, or bring clear bags, in order to reduce the wait time in gate queues. Express lanes for patrons without bags will also be in operation.

All patrons will have their bags checked and be subject to hand-held wanding before entry, as has been the case at all MCG events for the past two years.

Attendees are also advised to pre-purchase their tickets online to avoid delays at ticket windows on Saturday.


We strongly advise taking public transport to the match on Saturday. The MCG is accessible via a number of public transport options, with Richmond and Jolimont railway stations in close proximity, as well as several major tram and bus routes.

There will be a total of 24 additional train services to and from Jolimont / Richmond Station for BBL matches.

Yarra Trams has also scheduled 16 additional services running along Route 70 and 75 to cater for patrons that might drive locally around Richmond and CBD.

Melbourne’s Free Tram Zone will be extended to stops near the MCG. Tram services from the CBD to stops 9,10 and 11 on Wellington Parade near the MCG will be free, all day on Saturday 6 January 2018.

Frankston, Cranbourne and Pakenham line rail works

With rail works scheduled to commence on 2 January, seven bus routes will provide services to the MCG/inner city area.

Please visit for further details.


There will be a no public parking spaces in Yarra Park for this match.

A limited number of spaces will be available for disability permit holders.

We strongly advise fans not to drive all the way to the MCG, and to take public transport where possible.

Those who can’t avoid driving are urged to arrive early and park in the city or an area near to the ground; then walk or catch public transport to the stadium itself.

MCC has partnered with CBD car park operator Le Garage (114 Flinders Street) to offer fans $8 parking if they scan their event ticket at the pay station on event days.


Brunton Avenue: 5:40pm-7:10pm and 9:55pm-10:55pm*

* End time may vary depending on the state of the match.