What you need to know - Round 8
On track for a sell out
The clock is ticking to get your tickets! At this stage Wednesday night is on track to sell out with a massive crowd expected to fill AAMI Park. Melburnians looking to attend are encouraged to book their seats as soon as possible to avoid missing out. More than 25,000 fans will be creating an electric atmosphere unlike any other in Australian sport so make sure you get in quick to witness a sporting event you will never forget.
Match: Storm v Warriors
Venue: AAMI Park
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A blockbuster in every way
The Warriors are flying on the back of their greatest ever start to the season. Former Storm legend Stephen Kearney has his team playing terrific football, winning six of their first seven games. Storm also appears to be back in town after winning back-to-back games in convincing fashion and scoring 74 points over that stretch. This is in fact the first time the Warriors have played Storm on ANZAC Day whilst being inside the top eight. Everything about this game points to a classic and we are sure it will not disappoint.
Be in your seat by 6.30pm
The AAMI Park blackout is back! Make sure you are in your seat by 6.30pm when the greatest pre-game show in Australian sport takes place. Indigenous and Maori performances will take place prior to the ANZAC ceremony and a special team announcement that will see player projections beamed onto the roof of the stadium. This pre-game blackout is one of the highlights of the night and that is before a ball has even been kicked!
Michael Moore trophy
As is the case every time Storm and the Warriors meet, the two teams will play for the Michael Moore trophy. It is named in honour of Melbourne's inaugural football manager who tragically passed away following the season opening game in Auckland back in 2000. Storm are the current holders of the trophy and knowing how important the players and coaches hold it, they will be doing everything in their power to make sure it remains at AAMI Park.