The Melbourne Renegades are fired up for the biggest KFC BBL and Rebel WBBL seasons so far with the respective league fixtures unveiled this morning.
Looming large on the fixture are four WBB/BBL double headers and a week of highly-anticipated Derby action against cross-town rivals the Melbourne Stars.
Both clubs will go head-to-head on January 6 in a WBBL/BBL double header at the MCG before returning to Etihad Stadium in front of a packed derby home crowd on January 12.
The BBL squad will begin their campaign in Hobart on 21 December before consecutive home games at Etihad Stadium on 23 December (Brisbane Heat) and 29 December (Perth Scorchers).
The WBBL squad also begin their season away in Sydney and Adelaide before kicking off their home matches at Camberwell Sports Ground on 22 December against Brisbane Heat.
This year’s expanded BBL competition has seen each club allocated an additional home match per season (moving from four to five) and increased each Club’s regular season fixtures from eight to ten.
The expanded season is also an opportunity for new markets to attract Big Bash matches which could include a Melbourne Renegades fixture this season.
Melbourne Renegades CEO Stuart Coventry said launch of the fixtures was an exciting time for fans to plan their summers.
“With more matches than ever before, we’re excited about a big summer of family entertainment at Renegades matches. In both WBBL and BBL we want to put ourselves firmly in contention to make finals in both competitions and make some noise from there,” Coventry said.
This season will also see the Renegades among the clubs considering taking a home fixture to new markets.
“We’ve had ongoing venue discussions in recent months about opportunities to take one of our matches somewhere new. We hope we’ll be able to confirm those plans in the coming weeks for what could be an exciting addition to an already packed season,” Coventry said.
General public tickets for all BBL|07 home-and-away matches will go on sale to the public on Monday 16 October.
Fans can take advantage of the exceptional value on offer with BBL entry level ticket prices remaining unchanged and family-friendly for the seventh straight season, including the same general admission pricing to matches that are double-headers with the WBBL.
* At the gate. Tickets purchased online attract a per transaction agency fee from $3.50