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    Sheffield Shield: Victoria v Queensland

    Mar 11 - Mar 14, 2014

    Event:                          Sheffield Shield
    Teams:                        Victoria v Queensland
    Date:                           Tuesday March 11 - Friday March 14, 2014

    Gate opening times
    Public/AFL members: 10.00am (Gate 3)
    MCC members: 10.00am (Gate 2)

    Schedule of Play
    Session 1        10.30am - 12.30pm
    Interval           12.30pm - 1.00pm
    Session 2        1.00pm - 3.00pm
    Interval           3.00pm - 3.30pm
    Session 3        3.30pm - 5.30pm

    Car park opening time
    Gate 3 - 9.00am

    National Sports Museum: Open from 10.00am until 5.00pm, inside Gate 3.

    MCC members
    Visitor tickets for Sheffield Shield matches will only be available to purchase on the day of the event. They cost $6 (adults) and $2 (children). A maximum of four visitor tickets per member applies.

    Public tickets 
    Public tickets for Sheffield Shield matches will only be available to purchase on the day of the event from Gate 3 in the Olympic Stand. Tickets cost $5 (Adults), $2 (Children and Concession) or $12 (Family - two adults and two children).