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What to know before you go - MCG Double Header

13 January 2019

Here is what you need to know about our double header at the MCG.

Key Match Details

Venue - MCG

Gates Open - 1:45pm

Match 1 – WBBL: Stars v Sixers - 2:50pm

All Abilities Demonstration - 6.20pm

YMCA Kids Zumba - 6.35pm

Parade of Nations - 6:50pm

Match 2 – BBL: Stars v Hurricanes - 7:15pm



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

Buy now: https://strs.co/hurricanestix

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.

One ticket gets you into both matches!

Are you one in a Million?

We'll be welcoming our one millionth Melbourne Stars MCG attendee at today's double header. Could it be you? Simply scan in to today's match with your membership card or ticket and you could win a massive prize pack as our one millionth attendee! We'll announce the lucky winner just before the start of the BBL match tonight!

Members and Memberships

Visit our friendly staff members outside Gate 3 at the membership hub for assistance!

Pre-Match Members Function
Where: Harrison Room A
Time: 6pm to 6.30pm
What: Enjoy some table tennis and a Q&A from a couple of our players. 

Simply show your membership card to gain entry.

Want to join #TeamGreen? Sign up now!


Our squads have been announced for both of today's double header matches - check them out here.


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 5.30am
  • Gate 6 & Gate 7 - Closed

Click here to see public transport services and timetable.

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!

    Double Pitch Stump Throw

    Keep an eye out for the inflatable OAK stumps! Try your hand at bowling and see if you send the stumps flying!


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

    • Optus Boom Boom sticks
    • Fairy Wings
    • 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!


    YMCA On-field Zumba and Mobile Gym

    Little superstars can shake their tail feathers on the field with our YMCA on-field Zumba class! Sign up on the concourse outside for a fun summer samba experience at the G! You can also get a workout in with the YMCA mobile gym! Get your blood pumping even if it's your cheat day!

    See you there Team Green!