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    T20 Big Bash League - Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades

    Dec 20, 2013

    The Melbourne Stars take on crosstown rivals Melbourne Renegades in the Melbourne derby.

    Last season, a record Australian domestic crowd of 46,581 attended this match - it's going to be huge!

    Event:                         T20 Big Bash League
    Teams:                        Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades
    Date:                           Friday December 20, 2013
    Start time:                   7.45pm

    Public tickets are on sale at Ticketek.

    Ticket prices:

    2013/14 T20 Big Bash League MCG public ticket prices

    MCC visitor tickets ($25 adults, $7 for children) and there is a limit of four per member. 

    They are on sale at Ticketek or in person at the Gate 2 windows at the MCG on match night.

    Gate opening times
    Public/AFL members: 6.00pm
    MCC members: 6.00pm 

    Car park opening time
    Gate 3 - 7.00am
    Gate 5 - 3.00pm
    Gate 6 - 4.00pm

    Expected attendance: 30-35,000