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What to know before you go v Scorchers

08 January 2019

Here are some important details for you for our match v Scorchers!

Key Match Details

Venue: MCG

Gates Open: 5:45pm 

BBL Match: Stars v Scorchers @ 7:15pm



We've made three changes to our 13-player squad ahead of their clash with the Perth Scorchers at the MCG. Nic Maddinson is in line to make his Melbourne Stars debut after recovering from a fractured arm suffered in early December during a JLT Sheffield Shield match, while young Victorian duo Jonathan Merlo and Tom O'Connell have also been named. See the 13-player squad here!



We recommend that you pre-purchase tickets via Ticketek to avoid queues at the ground.

Buy now: https://strs.co/scorcherstix

Phone: 132 849

In Person: at a Ticketek Agency.

You can find your closest Ticketek agency here.

Tickets can also be purchased at the MCG on match day.



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Stars v Scorchers Rivalry

We've got a long history against the West...take a look below.




Car: Parking is available around the area, but we would recommend taking public transport to this fun summer day at the MCG!

Yarra park is also open for parking for $10, and the gate times are as follows:

  • Gate 3 - open to public at 3pm
  • Gate 5 - open to public at 4pm
  • Gate 6 & Gate 7 - Closed 

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.

  • Route 75 (City – Vermont South)
  • Route 48 (Docklands/City – North Balwyn)
  • 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:

  • Pullman Hotel (corner of Clarendon street and Wellington parade)
  • On Olympic Boulevard outside Rod Laver arena
  • 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 so you can play the Oppo Mascot Race and the Optus Boom Boom stick games!

Read more info here


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 the Derby! You can enter to win ticket for you and three friends here!



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

  • Optus Boom Boom sticks
  • Pennant Flags
  • KFC Bucketheads
  • VRGF Autograph cards
  • LED Bracelets
  • Oppo 4 and 6 cards

Kookaburra Ball Kids

The Kookaburra kids will be presenting the ball before the matches - make sure you give them a cheer when you see them! 



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!


Guard of Honour

The SES and Life Saving Victoria will form a guard of honour for the team run on!

See you there Team Green!

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