Storm to thank fans with $1 tickets for final match

Melbourne Storm will dedicate its final home game of the season to thanking Melbourne for its ongoing support with the club today launching a ticketing initiative designed at ending 2010 in spectacular style.

The ticketing initiative, launched by Storm CEO Ron Gauci, head coach Craig Bellamy and captain Cameron Smithtoday, is aimed at giving something back to Melbourne for its support of the club in 2010, with fans able to purchase $1 tickets* for the club’s Round 26 game against Newcastle Knights at AAMI Park on Sunday, September 5.

The Club will donate all ticket proceeds from this match to Ovarian Cancer Australia, who will be the final ‘Points with a Purpose’ charity recipient for the season.

This fantastic fan initiative is being generously supported by our match day partners the NRL, Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust and Ticketek.

Gauci this morning joined Bellamy and Smith in urging as many Victorians as possible to join the club’s almost 10,000 Storm members and fill the stands of AAMI Park for the season’s farewell game in Melbourne.

“It’s Melbourne Storm’s hope that our members will see this as an opportunity to introduce their extended family and friends to the great game of Rugby League in Victoria, showcase our new Stadium and help the Club farewell 2010,” said Gauci.

“In a fitting tribute to the Storm’s departing player list, which includes Club favourites Greg Inglis, Ryan Hoffman, Brett Finch, Jeff Lima and Brett White, what better way to say farewell than to fill AAMI Park with a sea of purple and promote the Club’s electrifying brand of Rugby League.”

Club Captain, Cam Smith, wants the team to end what has been a tumultuous season in front of possibly their largest AAMI Park crowd ever.

“It’s the dawn of a new era for the Club, but it’s important to the whole team that we give the guys leaving us this year the best possible send off,” said Smith.

“Our members have been there with us through thick and thin, but to fill this stadium we will need the help of all Melburnians, so we hope our members will encourage their mates to come along too”.

In an overwhelming show of the Club’s gratitude for Melbourne’s support through a difficult year, the recently appointed CEO announced that fans would be able to purchase up to four tickets per person for a maximum cost of $8.95, inclusive of a $4.95 Ticketek booking fee*. That means all available tickets for the Knights game will cost only $1.

In anticipation of a big crowd and to ensure that fans won’t experience delays at the turnstiles, tickets for this unique game are only available by registering and making your purchase online at www.ticketek.com.au.

Download your tickets online and avoid any delays at the gates. It’s that easy. book now at www.ticketek.com.au and ensure you join us to farewell your heroes.