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Competition -  NRL Premiership.
Round - Round 26
Date  -   September 3rd 2016.
Teams - Melbourne Storm v Cronulla Sharks.
at - AAMI Park Melbourne.
Pic - © NRL Photos.

Here is why you MUST get to AAMI Park next Thursday night!

1. The footy is back!
It has been more than five months since any proper football, in any form, was played in Melbourne. That drought finally ends next Thursday night! The purple faithful have had to wait a long time to see their team back out on the hallowed turf of AAMI Park. The atmosphere will be electric. The footy is back! All is right with the world again!

2. #BeatTheBroncos
When Storm meet the Broncos it is a rivalry that extends off the field as well as on. Both teams are led by two of the best coaches in NRL history; Craig Bellamy and Wayne Bennett. These teams have met in finals, grand finals and shared many a classic encounter. Storm hold the recent dominance, having won 10 of the last 12. Eight players set to take part next Thursday night are teammates in Queensland’s State of Origin side, meaning there will be nothing but high quality rugby league on display.

Get your tickets here to see Storm take on the Broncos!

3. The only show in town
If you are a sports fanatic in a sports mad town AAMI Park is the only place to go to get your fix next Thursday night. The Club is aiming to achieve its fifth straight home crowd of more 20,000, meaning Melburnians have the chance to be part of history as Purple Pride takes over the city.

4. #MelbourneProud
One team, one city. Nothing unites this city more than getting behind our sporting teams. Storm is basing its 2017 campaign on making Melbourne Proud. That all starts next Thursday night when the team runs out onto AAMI Park for the first time this season. Be part of the journey from Day 1, be #MelbourneProud!

5. New Blood
While there have been several changes to the Storm side from last season, Round 1 showed there is plenty to be excited about in 2017! New winger Josh Addo-Carr was simply electric against the Bulldogs and playmaker Ryley Jacks looked right at home. This new crop of Storm talent showed last week it can mix it with the best and the boys will be jumping out of their skin to run out in front of the purple faithful at AAMI Park!

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.