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Match Day Info - Jan 27

25 January 2018

Here's everything you need to know about our Double Header & Rhino Day match against the Hobart Hurricanes


Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes
27 January 2018
Melbourne Cricket Ground

MCG gates open: 11:30am
Coin toss: 11:35am (WBBL) 3:25pm (BBL)
Match starts: 12:20pm (WBBL) 4:10pm (BBL)

A women's BBL match between Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes will start at 12.20pm, followed by the men's BBL match at 4.10pm. One ticket gains entry to both matches.


Tickets for #RhinoDay at the MCG can be pre-purchased via TIcketek here (to avoid queues at the ground), or at the MCG on match day at the gate.


Here's everything you need to know about #RhinoDay in one easy to digest video :)


If you haven't heard already, this Saturday is #RhinoDay at the MCG, and we're raising money for Rhino conservation.

$1 for every attendee at Saturday's match will be donated to the Australian Rhino Project - full details here.


Please note our membership marquee is now located outside Gate 3 for this match.

Stars members can get all their key match day information via this members page here.

Concourse Information

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 Zone around the MCG concourse (outside Gate 3), including the AR Locker Room mural at the National Storage concourse activation (outside Gate 5).

Read more about Stars AR here 


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. Get in quick and don’t miss this one in a life time experience!

National Geographic

Setting up an animal activation with the following animals for fans to come and meet:

Baby saltwater croc

Baby freshwater croc

Stick insects

Black headed python

Olive python

Carpet python

Blue tongue lizard

Shingleback lizard

Bearded dragon lizard

Spencer monitor lizard

Ringtail possum

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 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. 

First time attendees

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


We strongly advise taking public transport to the MCG with Jolimont and Richmond Stations close by. Flinders Street is also a short walk from the MCG.

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.

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.

Please note the the MCG footbridge is closed due to the tennis.


Due to the Australian Open tennis, there will be an extremely limited number of public parking spaces in Yarra Park for this match. Please use public transport if possible.

Tickets can be pre-purchased via Ticketek here, or at the MCG gates on match day.

Go Stars! #TeamGreen