Important Entry Info: Australian Boomers v USA Basketball
Today the security arrangements for the Australian Boomers’ historic two-game series against USA Basketball at Marvel Stadium this August have been announced.
With up to 57,000 fans expected to attend each game, fans are being advised to arrive early to soak up the pre-game entertainment and allow additional time to navigate the security arrangements.
Some key tips for the best #BoomersUSA experience:
- Arrive early – airport screening in place
- Bring the essentials only – no bags for faster entry
- Allow extra time for entry – please enter via the gate listed on your ticket
As used at many major events and venues globally, including the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, fans attending these two games at Marvel Stadium will need to pass through airport-style screening, with all bags to be inspected by security staff.
To assist with a smooth and efficient entry to the venue, patrons are strongly advised not to bring to bags to the venue and, where a bag is a necessity, only bags of A4 or smaller in size will be permitted inside the venue – no large bags will be permitted at all.
Managing Director of promoter TEG Live Tim McGregor said: “With just over a month to go until the biggest sporting event of the year, now is the time for fans to start planning their game day experience.
“Fans need to be aware there will be specific security measures in place for these two games that, while uncommon at Melbourne venues, are commonly used at many major sporting events both in Australia and abroad, including basketball.
“In order to ensure all fans are seated before tip-off, patrons will need to allow extra time to enter the venue where, once inside, they can soak up the pre-game entertainment of this momentous occasion.
“There are some exciting announcements around the pre-game entertainment to follow in the countdown to the games at Marvel Stadium,” concluded McGregor.
Key Timings for Australian Boomers vs USA Basketball, Marvel Stadium
|Key Times||Thursday 22 August||Saturday 24 August|
|In-venue entertainment starts||5.05pm||11.35am|
|Team warm-up starts||6.00pm||12.35pm|
|Pre-game show starts||6.45pm||1.15pm|
Today’s announcement coincides with purchased tickets now to commence being distributed by Ticketmaster, with patrons to receive their tickets over the coming days.
Michael Green, Marvel Stadium Chief Executive, said: “We’re always thrilled to host major international events and as always, we suggest fans arrive as early as possible so soak up all the atmosphere.”
These highly anticipated games will be the first time the USA Basketball Men’s National Team has played in Australia since winning gold at the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane and form important preparation for both teams ahead of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup that is being held in China, August 31 – September 15.
Remaining tickets for Australian Boomers v USA Basketball on Thursday 22 August and Saturday 24 August at Marvel Stadium are available from Ticketmaster.com.au