Dear Members, It has been a busy start to the 2021 NRL season with changes to our leadership group, the retirement of the greatest player the game has ever seen in Cameron Smith and, possibly the most exciting development for the year, a return of our members and fans to AAMI Park.
While we didn’t quite get over the line last night in the Sydney rain against the Eels, our first up win against the Rabbitohs certainly gives all Storm fans confidence that we are in for another successful season.
It was great to see so many of you at AAMI Park last week, but we are also aware there were challenges with the ticketing and member redemption system, and I wanted to let you know, we share those frustrations. We have been working closely with Ticketek and Melbourne and Olympic Parks for some time in preparation for your return to AAMI Park but, for some of you, we know that experience was not up to standard.
I can assure you though, we have taken up your concerns with both Ticketek and Melbourne and Olympic Parks to fix the issues in preparation for our Good Friday match against the Broncos.
In some positive news, we are hopeful of having the capacity of AAMI Park lifted for this match in line with government restrictions, which will allow for more members to attend and gives you more flexibility in choosing where you want to sit.
You will be given an extended priority window to redeem your tickets for the Good Friday match and will again need to use your member barcode once the member redemption opens, which is currently planned for Friday 26 March. Tickets will then likely to be open to the public the following Monday, giving you three days to get tickets you want!
In the meantime, keep an eye out for our communications via Storm social and digital channels, email and text messages that will keep you updated over the coming week.
Finally, I’d like to thank you for the warm welcome you have given me in the first four weeks as Chief Executive Officer of your Club. I have been overwhelmed by the dedication of the staff and coaches that work so hard off the field to give our players the best chance to perform on it.
What is also very clear to me is how passionate and committed you all are to this Club. Our members are simply the best in the country.
It’s great to be part of the Storm Family and I hope to see you all at AAMI Park soon.
Justin Rodski, Melbourne Storm CEO