The Melbourne Renegades have confirmed their loyalty to the Geelong region, with the Renegades’ KFC BBL|13 home opener against the Perth Scorchers set to take place at GMHBA Stadium at Kardinia Park on Sunday, December 10.
With the likes of local hero Aaron Finch set to line up alongside new overseas players, the match promises to be an exciting contest against the reigning BBL champion Perth Scorchers.
The Renegades have hosted nine BBL matches at GMHBA Stadium since the first in January 2018.
Melbourne Renegades General Manager, James Rosengarten said the support from the region is a key focus for the club.
“We are thrilled to show our commitment to Geelong with our first home match of the season for BBL|13,” Rosengarten said.
“Our membership and fan base in Geelong is strong and continually growing, so we cannot wait to play our first home game at GMHBA Stadium. We thank the Victorian Government and the City of Greater Geelong for their support of this match and the Renegades.”
“We’re backing the return of the Melbourne Renegades to Geelong to give visitors and local fans a chance to watch the excitement of a Big Bash match at GMHBA stadium,” Victorian Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Steve Dimopoulos said.
Gerard Griffin, Kardinia Park Stadium Trust CEO, was thrilled with the Renegades’ return to Geelong.
“It’s fantastic to have the Melbourne Renegades return to GMHBA Stadium for the upcoming season. The Renegades have a great presence in the region, and we look forward to hosting a sea of red in the stands,” Griffin said.
“Local fans will once again enjoy free family sporting fun and entertainment with the Festival of Sport, leading into an exciting BBL cricket game.”
In addition to the Geelong home opener, the club is scheduled to host four home matches at Marvel Stadium with the entire KFC BBL|13 fixture set for release on Thursday, July 6.