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Round 25
Melbourne Storm v Penrith Panthers
Friday 31 August
Kick-off: 7.50pm
All gates open: 6.30pm (Gate 7 from 5pm)
TV: Fox Sports 502 & Channel Nine from 7.30pm
Online: NRL Digital Pass

AAMI Park will be a sea of emotion on Friday night as Melburnians get the opportunity to farewell two of the greatest players to ever wear the purple jersey.

The week will be full of tributes for Billy Slater and Ryan Hoffman, and it will go up a level on Game Day.

The champions will feature prominently as part of the pre-game Blackout so make sure you are in your seats by 7.30pm

This is your chance to bid farewell to these two all-time Storm greats in the last home game of the 2018 season.

The annual departing players package will also be shown after the game.

The most electrifying pre-game in Australian sport will be back this Friday night - bigger and better than ever.

With light shows, Billy & Hoffy tribute packages and roof projections it is set to be a night Storm fans will never forget.

Be in your seats from 7.30pm, it will be a show you will not want to miss!

Supported by Molly Meldrum, Friday night will feature a special LIVE concert before the game.

The concert is being held to raise awareness for undiagnosed disease and autism.

Experience a selection of various artists in Australian music who will be raising the good vibes at AAMI Park before the Blackout begins.

It all kicks off at 7pm!

Finals football has arrived a week early!

This Friday night the Victorian Thunderbolts will host an elimination final against the Wynnum-Manly Seagulls on AAMI Park in Week One of the finals.

The game kicks off from 5pm with Gate 7 being opened early to allow Storm fans to come and cheer on the Club's youngsters in their biggest game of the year.

Membership sales will be available from the membership marquee located at Entrance F of AAMI Park from 5.30pm. 2019 Full Season purchased on Friday will be given access to the game (Storm v Panthers). 

All members will be able to collect their 2018 items at the membership marquee.

2019 memberships are on sale NOW! Join the family & sign up today!

A wide range of Storm merchandise will be available on Friday at AAMI Park.
The Melbourne Storm megastore at AAMI Park will be open from 5.30pm. Merchandise outlets inside AAMI Park will be located at Aisle 3 and 23. (Open from 6.30pm).

Social Club is back in the Clubhouse following matches in 2018 with player interviews on stage, entertainment and drinks available providing members and fans a great chance to reflect post game.
Daily passes will be available for Social Club in Round 25 for $10.

In 2018, all members have been issued a brand-new membership card. Please disregard any previously issued membership cards that do not have the year 2018 on them.

If you have any issue with your 2018 membership, please see the team in the Storm membership marquee on game day from 5.30pm.

2018 memberships are on sale now! Request a call today.

Show your purple pride and sign up for 2018!

To ensure all members have access to the game on Friday 31 August at AAMI Park, please note:

  • Members who purchased a membership before COB 15 August 2018 have had their packs processed and dispatched and should receive their packs before game day.
  • Members who purchased their membership between 16 August 2018 and COB 29 August will not receive their packs prior to game day. Members will have a temporary membership card emailed to them which can be printed and scanned for access at the ground (excludes Flexi memberships).
  • Members who signed up after 29 August can pick up a paper ticket from the membership marquee located at Entrance F of AAMI Park from 5.30pm.
  • If you signed up prior to COB 15 August and have not yet received your member pack or an email with your temporary membership card or are a flexi membership holder, please contact the membership team on 1300 786 767 or email

Please note: All member packs will be posted directly to members with no cards available for collection on game day.

Concession membership holders are required to present their concession identification card upon entry to AAMI Park on match day.
If you do not have your concession identification card with you as well as your membership card you may be refused entry into the ground.
Junior members with school or library ID will also be required to bring it to the ground. This is stated in the in the membership brochure and is part of the member terms and conditions.

Melbourne Storm cannot issue replacement tickets when membership cards are not brought to the game.
Members will need to purchase a daily admission ticket at their own cost. Members with a reserved seat can get their ticket re-printed but must have their seat details with them. Seat confirmation must be made before 5pm two business days before the game by calling the membership services department on 1300 786 767 or email

MOPT advise all patrons attending the event parking is extremely limited and the use of Public Transport is recommended.
The following car parks will be open for Public Parking on Friday 31 August subject to space available.
Melbourne Park - Entrance D Eastern Plaza and Northern car parks open from 6am
$20 pre-booked parking - BOOK HERE - (bookings must be made 24 hours prior to arrival)
$30 Event Day Rate
Yarra Park MCG - Gate 5: 5pm

Transport Information for users with accessible needs
A limited number of accessible spaces can be pre-booked for each home game. Please contact Melbourne Park Box Office on 03 9286 1208 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) to make a booking. Spaces are allocated at Entrance F AAMI Park and Entrance G on Olympic Boulevard. Spaces will be released for sale on the Thursday a week before each home game.

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.