Etihad Stadium will continue to be the home of the Melbourne Renegades with the club announcing a new multi-year venue agreement today.
The significant new agreement will see the Renegades play at Etihad Stadium for the next five years until the end of the BBL|10 season.
Both the BBL and WBBL sides will have matches scheduled at the stadium over that time.
Melbourne Renegades CEO Stuart Coventry said he was delighted to be able to commit to remaining at Etihad Stadium.
“Etihad Stadium has been a terrific partner over the first five years of the Big Bash League which has been a period of incredible growth for both the league and the Renegades. We’re really pleased that we can continue our relationship with Etihad Stadium as we aim for finals success in the seasons to come,” Coventry said.
“We’re in a unique position in having the only stadium in the league where our members and fans are guaranteed to see their favourite BBL or WBBL players in action rain, hail or shine. We’re committed to bringing the best match night entertainment to our fans and Etihad Stadium gives us the platform to deliver that summer fun to families,” Coventry added.
Etihad Stadium CEO Michael Green said he was pleased to work on the next era with the club.
“We are delighted to extend our relationship with the Melbourne Renegades, which will see their BBL and WBBL home games played at Etihad Stadium over the next five seasons. We congratulate Stuart Coventry and his team, as well as Cricket Victoria & Cricket Australia for the extremely astute manner they have showcased the Big Bash League not only at Etihad Stadium but all around Australia,” Green said.
“We believe Etihad Stadium generates a magnificent atmosphere for T20 cricket and we are a tremendous fit for the Melbourne Renegades. We wish the Renegades all the very best for the upcoming season and look forward to plenty of big hitting, great attendances and exciting performances from the Reds."
BBL Home Fixtures
22 Dec: Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder (Etihad Stadium) 7.40pm
29 Dec: Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers (Etihad Stadium) 7.10pm
7 Jan 2017: Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars (Etihad Stadium) 7.10pm
12 Jan 2017: Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes (Etihad Stadium) 7.40pm
29 Dec: Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades (Etihad Stadium) 2.10pm
7 Jan 2017: Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars (Etihad Stadium) 2.10pm