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Back to School Party - What to Know

18 January 2019

Join us at our Back to School Party on January 27 and see Kidz Bop perform!

Key Match Details

Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat
Time: 7.15pm
Location: MCG

Gates open: 5:30pm

Walk with the Stars: 6.15pm

Bat Flip: 6:30pm

Melbourne Stars League presentation: 6:45pm

Kidz Bop performance: 6.50pm

Nickelodeon awards family trip SealWorld: Innings Break

Kidz Bop performance

The number one music brand for kids, Kidz Bop, is coming to the MCG!

Don't miss them perform live at our January 27 match against the Heat.


We would recommend you purchase your tickets before the match to avoid queues at the ground.

Buy now:

Phone: 132 849

In Person: at a Ticketek Agency.

You can find your closest agency here:



We've made one change to our squad that defeated the Adelaide Strikers in Moe. View our full 13-player squad here.

Matt Renshaw has returned for the Brisbane Heat. View their 13-player squad here.



Car: Parking is available around the area, but we would recommend taking public transport to this fun summer night at the MCG! Yarra park is also open for parking for $10. 

Train: There are two train stations near the MCG – Jolimont and Richmond.

If you are travelling to the MCG via the Hurstbridge or Mernda lines, get off at Jolimont.

If you are travelling via the Lilydale, Alamein, Frankston, Glen Waverley, Dandenong, Pakenham, Cranbourne or Sandringham lines, you can get off at Richmond.

The MCG is a short walk from either of these stations.

Tram: There are 3 tram routes that will get you to the MCG.

  1. Route 75 (City – Vermont South)
  2. Route 48 (Docklands/City – North Balwyn)
  3. Route 70 (Docklands/City – Wattle Park)

Each of these tram stops is a short walk to the ground.

Bus: The Route 246 (Elsternwick – Clifton Hill via St Kilda) stops along Punt road, which a short walk from the ground.

Taxi: Taxi ranks will be available after the match, otherwise the ground is a pleasant 15-minute walk from the city. If you wish to hail a taxi, there are three ranks located near the MCG:

  1. Pullman Hotel (corner of Clarendon street and Wellington parade)
  2. On Olympic Boulevard outside Rod Laver arena
  3. Jolimont Terrace.



Starsky is the Melbourne Stars’ virtual superhero! He’s here to answer all your questions. He can help you with memberships or on Game Day. If you want to know where to get tickets or all the fun things to see and do around the ground – Starsky’s your man! He can also tell you all about his friends, the Stars players! Say hello to Starsky on the Melbourne Stars Facebook page.


Big Bash Buddy App

The Big Bash Buddy App is your interactive match day companion! Available to download from the App Store and Google Play, you can find out match day information and even play along with the big screen games at the match! Don’t forget to download the app before the game for all the game day fun!


Cabot’s Deck Party

To celebrate the Stars’ home games, Cabot’s throws a huge party at the MCG! With food, drinks, comfy seats and the best view going around – it’s the perfect place to watch all the big hits! You can enter to win tickets for you and three friends here!


Double Pitch Stump Throw

Keep an eye out for the inflatable OAK stumps! Can you spin the ball like Sandeep? Try your hand at bowling and see if you send the stumps flying!


Face Painting

Doll yourself up to look like Starlet or simply show your love for Team Green with face painting!



Look out for these fun Stars giveaways before you head into the stadium!

  • Thunder sticks
  • Pennant Flags
  • KFC Bucketheads
  • 4&6 cards
  • VRGF Autograph cards
  • LED Bracelets
  • Stress balls



Nickelodeon is back at the Big Bash with so many fun activities for you to do before the game! Have a go at the Crash the Bash inflatable wickets or try your hand at the water-based activities. You can race against your friends with the Nick Blaster or hit the target and get your friends soaked in Stump Splash!



Record yourself doing the Optus Chip Shop Shimmy and get the chance to see yourself up on the big screen shimmying with the Stars!


Play Cricket Zone

Budding Stars can have a go at playing their favourite sport with the Play Cricket Zone! Test your skills with our inflatable activities like Classic Catches, Agility Course and bowling tunnel!


TNT Detonator

Send sparks flying with our TNT Detonator and snap some of the coolest photos this side of the ‘G!