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    Melbourne Victory v Liverpool: Arrangements for MCC members

    Apr 26, 2013

    UPDATE (April 26 at 3.55pm):

    The reserved seating allocation in the MCC Reserve for members and visitors is now sold out.

    Plenty of general admission member entry entitlement tickets and visitor tickets are still available. Please see below for details.

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    Liverpool's Steven GerrardAs part of the club’s contractual arrangements with Liverpool FC, members and their guests will have normal first-in, first-served walkup access and the ability to purchase reserved seats in the MCC Members Reserve for the Melbourne Victory v Liverpool match on Wednesday July 24 at 8.00pm.

    As has been the case for recent special events at the MCG, members will be required to pay a subsidised admission fee to enter the Reserve. 

    Members will also be able to purchase visitor tickets for guests at a very competitive price in comparison to public ticket prices.

    Members’ Entry

    Full, Restricted, Playing and Temporary members and guest cardholders will be required to pre-purchase an entry entitlement that will validate their membership card at the turnstiles for this event. 

    Unless an entry entitlement has been purchased, the membership card will not be valid at the turnstiles for entry.

    Members and guest cardholders should also bring their entitlement receipt as proof of their purchase in case there are any problems at the gate.

    It should be noted that in the case of member validations, the actual member must attend with their card and the entitlement is not transferable.

    Guest cards are transferable. However, entry entitlements must also be purchased for these cards and they must be used in accordance with the normal conditions.

    Fifty-year, Honorary Life and Honorary Cricket members will be able to enter the Reserve free of charge by simply scanning their card at the turnstiles as usual. They do not need to purchase an entry entitlement but they must purchase one for their guest card if it is to be used.

    Reserved Seats

    In addition to purchasing an entry entitlement that will validate the members and guest card holders membership card, for an additional $10 members will be able to purchase a reserved seat on Level 1 (Bays M46-49, Rows T-MM) and Level 4 (Bays Q42-48 rows A-X).

    In this instance, members will receive their non-barcoded entry entitlement receipt that will include details of their reserved seat.  Members must bring this receipt to the match.

    Reserved seats will also be able to be purchased for guests at an additional cost of $10 (adults) and $5 (children) on top of the visitor ticket price. 

    Visitor Tickets

    There will be a limited number of visitor tickets available and there will be a maximum of four visitor tickets per member for this event. 

    Please note that as members are expected to accompany their guests in the Reserve, members will not be able to purchase visitor tickets unless they have validated their own membership card for entry.

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    Prices

    Members’ and guest card entry entitlement:    $45
    Members’ and guest card entry entitlement and reserved seat:  $55

    Visitor tickets: Adults      $79
    Child (under 15)     $45

    Visitor tickets with reserved seat: Adult    $89
    Visitor ticket with reserved seat: Child (under 15)    $50

    Prices are inclusive of all booking fees and GST. However, the following transaction fees will apply: Phone $9.55, Web mail $7.80, Ticketek agency $6.70, Online web print @ home (ezy ticket) $5.55.   No transaction fee will apply for tickets purchased at the club.

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    When and How to buy tickets

    MCC members entry entitlements, reserved seats and visitor tickets go on sale on Friday April 26 at midday via the following methods:

    Ticketek’s MCC booking line: 1300 136 961
    www.ticketek.com.au
    Ticketek agencies
    MCC Membership Services Office inside Gate 2 (Mon-Fri. 9am-5pm and match days).

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    Long Room and Balcony Passes

    There will be a limited number of Long Room and Balcony passes for this event under the same conditions that apply for “Category B” AFL matches.  That is, one Long Room pass or up to two Balcony passes for Full members and up to two Balcony passes for Restricted and Restricted Junior members. 

    Applications for passes will be accepted on Monday July 8 from 9.00am.

    Members Dining Room

    Registrations for the ballot will be taken online or by phone (9657 8888) from Monday July 8 at 9.00am until Tuesday July 9 at 5.00pm.  The normal booking conditions in place for AFL home and away matches will apply for this event.

    If bookings exceed capacity, a ballot for places will be conducted.

    Members and guests dining in the Members Dining Room will be allocated a reserved seat on Level 2 in front of the dining room.

    Member-only areas

    The normal member-only areas on levels 2 and 3 of the Reserve will be in place for this match and access will only be permitted to members, and visitors with a Long Room or Balcony pass.

    50-year members

    50-year members will have access to the John Landy Room and their reserved seating area on Level 2 in Bay N42.  Members will be able to introduce one guest into both areas.