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Match Day Info - Jan 20

19 January 2018

Here's everything you need to know about our Super Saturday Double Header against the Thunder (BBL) and Renegades (WBBL)



WBBL: Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades
BBL: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder
20 January 2018
Melbourne Cricket Ground

Gates open: 1:00pm

Coin toss - WBBL: 1.15pm
WBBL match starts: 1.45pm

Coin toss - BBL: 5.25pm
Luke Wright farewell lap: 5.54pm approx.
BBL match starts: 6.10pm

Approx. finish time: 9.10pm


Tickets can be pre-purchased via Ticketek here, or at the MCG gates on match night. You will need a ticket to access the WBBL match as it's a double header.


Veteran Melbourne Stars opener Luke Wright has drawn curtains on a stellar career with the club.

A farewell lap around the mighty MCG for Wrighty will take place tonight just after 5.50pm - read more here


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


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 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. 


This season Nickelodeon is back and teaming up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!! They will be sending TWO lucky families at your nominated Nickelodeon match on an epic family holiday to Nickelodeon at SeaWorld on the Gold Coast. Pre-match, they will be playing “Bin It to Win It” to send one family off to the Gold Coast, and sending the other family during the 1st Innings Break playing “Last Turtle Standing”.

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, car parking availability in Yarra Park will be extremely limited and in high demand. We recommend taking public transport to the MCG if possible.

Gate 5 will open at 1pm, and Gate 3 will open from 3pm.


Brunton Avenue: 4:10pm-6:10pm and 8:55pm-9:55pm*

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

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

Go Stars! #TeamGreen