Anonymous
Earlier this year

Grand Final Schedule

http://nbl.com.au/news/article/40653-nbl-grand-final-series-schedule

Grand Final Schedule (all local times in AEDT):

Game 1 - Melbourne United vs Adelaide 36ers/Perth Wildcats - 7:30pm Friday, March 16 at Hisense Arena

Game 2 - Adelaide 36ers/Perth Wildcats vs Melbourne United - 3:00pm Sunday, March 18

Game 3 - Melbourne United vs Adelaide 36ers/Perth Wildcats - 7:30pm Friday, March 23

Game 4 - TBC

Game 5 - TBC

Tickets for the first two games at Hisense Arena will go on sale at 11am this Thursday. Pre-sale for Melbourne United members begins at 4pm today. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketek.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

stupid schedule in Melbourne with VJBL session starting on the 16 March. Clearly NBL doesn't want juniors going to the game just cooperates like the AFL

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

VJBL can doubtless schedule itself around United games far easier than the NBL can schedule itself around every junior competition in the country.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pro sport doesn't take a back seat to juniors. What world do you live in?

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Ingles13  
Earlier this year

Rough estimates on ticket prices? Will be in Melbourne when game 3 is scheduled

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I was there for Game 1 of the semi final series. Prices in the cheapest tier roughly $50-$55. Probably will go up for GF.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Melbourne Utd would be fuming at the game being on a Friday, the massive chance to gain a whole of new young fans shoved down the drain because it's on a Friday.

NBL still finding ways to stuff up.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No kids that play rep basketball will be able to attend with their families.
Great scheduling.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yeah because the stadium is always full of 10,000 junior rep kids and their parents.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If you have been to a Melbourne game at all, there are TONS, I mean TONS, of kids who always show up in their rep uniforms, there are hundreds to line up along the baseline as the team warms up, and the area where the players come out of the race and onto the court for the introductions is crowded every single game. I should know, as that is where our season tickets are located.

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DJ  
Earlier this year

I'd be more concerned ticked go on sale to general public on Thursday prior to 2nd Grand Finalist being confirmed.

Are Sixers and Wildcats fans meant to take a punt on making GF and purchase?

Or wait till Sat/Mon when results are known but most of the good seats will already be snapped up.

The GF game 1 isn’t till next Friday, why not have GA sales open Tues 13th and just open members this week?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The games have to be played on a Fri-Sun configuration. That's what broadcasters wanted. They couldn't avoid Saturday last weekend due to venue availability which meant the Utd game was on Fox Sports News. Saturday nights this time of year are packed out with every league being active. Junior sports doesn't even come into play, get over yourselves.

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Em  
Earlier this year

Just got my tickets to game 1 and game 3 in a package deal

Family tickets were I think $69 per ticket (for the 2 games) and a separate adult (non-family) ticket was $112 (for 2 games)

GO UNITED!!!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

All good and well to say junior sport doesn't come into play, but in reality, that's the market you want to tap into, suck the kids in, get the parents involved, good word of mouth, all flows into more kids and even more parents. And for a league that has historically struggled financially, a massive opportunity to open up the Melbourne market and get more and more young people as fans has been squandered. It only adds to the feeling of a disconnection between the NBL and the juniors who actually play the sport.

When in reality you want to build that connection! It's the juniors who play basketball, where the fan loyalty comes from, making the league and the Melbourne market more sustainable and equitable.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

@em.. what section do you get? Gold, silver etc

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Matt  
Earlier this year

Why is there such a long wait and gap for the GF series to start? Tst game is like 10-days away..

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Matt  
Earlier this year

1st game is 10-days away i meant..

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Em  
Earlier this year

I'm in the gold section

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Venue availability, broadcaster requirements.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I agree the schedule is strange. No doubt they want a quick turn around of games & Monday in Adelaide or Perth may not work for broadcasters if they moved the Fri game to Sat, whilst not allowing enough recovery time for the players.

However, don't Melbourne United Sponsor or partner with the VJBL? If so, it would be disappointing, but it is what it is. We'll see what the crowd is like and then we can judge the result of their decision.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Why is there such a long wait and gap for the GF series to start? Tst game is like 10-days away..
The semis haven't finished yet.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth Fans need not read this thread, doesnt apply to you guys.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Melbourne United will host the opening game of the Hungry Jack's NBL Grand Final Series at Hisense Arena on Friday March 16 at 7.30pm against the Adelaide 36ers.

This follows Melbourne’s heart stopping win over the New Zealand Breakers to secure its place in the Grand Final, completing a 2-0 semi-final series sweep while the Adelaide 36ers came from 18 behind to down the Perth Wildcats in The Jungle last night for their 2-0 sweep.

Melbourne secured home court advantage for the duration of the Finals after finishing on top of the ladder at the conclusion of regular season play.

The second game of the best of five game Grand Final Series will be played at Titanium Security Arena on Sunday March 18 at 3pm AEDT.

Game three will be played at Hisense Arena on Friday March 23 at 7.30pm.



Grand Final Schedule (all local times in AEDT):

Game 1 - Melbourne United vs Adelaide 36ers - 7:30pm Friday, March 16 at Hisense Arena

Game 2 - Adelaide 36ers vs Melbourne United - 3:00pm Sunday, March 18 at Titanium Security Arena

Game 3 - Melbourne United vs Adelaide 36ers - 7:30pm Friday, March 23 at Hisense Arena

Game 4 - Adelaide 36ers vs Melbourne United - Time TBC Sunday, March 25 at Titanium Security Arena

Game 5 - Melbourne United vs Adelaide 36ers - Time TBC Saturday, March 31 at Hisense Arena


http://www.nbl.com.au/news/article/40653-nbl-grand-final-series-schedule

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