Geelong to host two Renegades games
THE Melbourne Renegades will be coming down the highway to Geelong during the coming Big Bash League (BBL) season, with GMHBA Stadium to host two games early next year.
The T20 matches in Geelong, part of the fixture revealed last week, are delivered with the support of the Victorian Government as part of broader support for regional tourism on the Bellarine Peninsula and providing an economic boost to the Geelong region.
The Renegades, captained by Colac’s Aaron Finch, will play both the Brisbane Heat on January 6, and the Sydney Sixers on January 11, at GMHBA Stadium.
The club will start BBL11 on December 7 at Marvel Stadium – the first time the Renegades have done so since their title-winning BBL08 season.
Incoming Melbourne Renegades general manager James Rosengarten said the club was looking forward to a full schedule at Marvel Stadium and returning to Geelong.
“I’d like to thank the respective management of Marvel Stadium and GMHBA Stadium for their ongoing commitment to the Melbourne Renegades.
“We’re really excited about the potential in this season – hopefully playing in front of big crowds.
“Geelong is central to our ongoing planning – our data tells us Geelong is a strong network of Renegades support and we want to make the most of that.
“We think having two games in January just after New Year is a great fit for us in attracting cricket fans and holidaymakers alike.”
The news follows the recent appointment of David Saker as the club’s BBL head coach.
BBL ticket sale dates will be confirmed soon.
Melbourne Renegades BBL11 fixture:
- December 7 – Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers (Marvel Stadium)
- December 9 – Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades (Adelaide Oval)
- December 13 – Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades (Metricon Stadium)
- December 22 – Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers (Marvel Stadium)
- December 26 – Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades (Optus Stadium)
- December 29 – Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes (Marvel Stadium)
- January 1 – Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades (C.ex Coffs International Stadium)
- January 3 – Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades (MCG)
- January 6 – Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat (GMHBA Stadium)
- January 8 – Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder (Marvel Stadium)
- January 11 – Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers (GMHBA Stadium)
- January 13 – Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars (Marvel Stadium)
- January 17 – Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades (Blundstone Arena)
- January 19 – Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades (Sydney Showground Stadium)