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    Sheffield Shield: Victoria v Tasmania

    Oct 23 - Oct 26, 2012

    Event:                          Sheffield Shield
    Teams:                        Victoria v Tasmania
    Date:                           Tuesday October 23 - Friday October 26, 2012

    Gate opening times
    Public/AFL members: 10.30am (Gate 3)
    MCC members: 10.30am

    Schedule of Play
    Session 1        11.00am - 1.00pm
    Interval           1.00pm - 1.30pm
    Session 2        1.30pm - 3.30pm
    Interval           3.30pm - 4.00pm
    Session 3        4.00pm - 6.00pm

    Car park opening time
    Gate 3 - 9.00am

    Expected attendance: 600

    National Sports Museum: 10.00am - 5.00pm

    MCC members
    Visitor tickets for Sheffield Shield matches will only be available to purchase on the day of the event from the Gate 2 ticket windows. A maximum of four visitor tickets per member applies for all domestic matches.

    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.