Basketball

Ford BALLIN’24 Melbourne

Date

Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 July 2024

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Venue

John Cain Arena

Ford BALLIN’24 Melbourne

Australia’s top representative teams will converge for the first time for Ford BALLIN’24 – an international series against China and Japan in Melbourne.

For the first time ever, the Boomers, Opals, Gangurrus (3X3), Gliders and Rollers will come together and play in a series over four days under one roof at John Cain Arena.

Day sessions will bring you an action-packed day with a mix of Australia’s wheelchair teams, the Rollers and Gliders taking on Japan, while the Gangurrus will play the fast-paced and exciting 3X3 format against China.

The showcase games will see the Boomers and Opals take on China in the evening.

Running Times

Tuesday 2 July

Day Session

  • Gates Open: 10:00am
    • Gate 6 (via Western Plaza) – Accessibility
    • Gate 7 West / East (via Olympic Boulevard) – General Admission
  • Start Time: 11:00am
  • Event Concludes: 4:30pm

Night Session

  • Gates Open: 6:30pm
    • Gate 6 (via Western Plaza) – Accessibility & VIP
    • Gate 7 West / East (via Olympic Boulevard) – Reserved Seating
    • Gate 8 (via Eastern Plaza) – VIP
  • Boomers vs China: 7:30pm
  • Event Concludes: 10:00pm

Wednesday 3 July

Day Session

  • Gates Open: 10:00am
    • Gate 6 (via Western Plaza) – Accessibility
    • Gate 7 West / East (via Olympic Boulevard) – General Admission
  • Start Time: 11:00am
  • Event Concludes: 4:30pm

Night Session

  • Gates Open: 6:30pm
    • Gate 6 (via Western Plaza) – Accessibility & VIP
    • Gate 7 West / East (via Olympic Boulevard) – Reserved Seating
    • Gate 8 (via Eastern Plaza) – VIP
  • Opals vs China: 7:30pm
  • Event Concludes: 10:00pm

Thursday 4 July

Day Session

  • Gates Open: 10:00am
    • Gate 6 (via Western Plaza) – Accessibility
    • Gate 7 West / East (via Olympic Boulevard) – General Admission
  • Start Time: 11:00pm
  • Event Concludes: 4:30pm

Night Session

  • Gates Open: 6:30pm
    • Gate 6 (via Western Plaza) – Accessibility & VIP
    • Gate 7 West / East (via Olympic Boulevard) – Reserved Seating
    • Gate 8 (via Eastern Plaza) – VIP
  • Boomers vs China: 7:30pm
  • Event Concludes: 10:00pm

Friday 5 July

Day Session

  • Gates Open: 10:00am
    • Gate 6 (via Western Plaza) – Accessibility
    • Gate 7 West / East (via Olympic Boulevard) – General Admission
  • Start Time: 11:00am
  • Event Concludes: 4:30pm

Night Session

  • Gates Open: 6:30pm
    • Gate 6 (via Western Plaza) – Accessibility & VIP
    • Gate 7 West / East (via Olympic Boulevard) – Reserved Seating
    • Gate 8 (via Eastern Plaza) – VIP
  • Opals vs China: 7:30pm
  • Event Concludes: 10:00pm

Note: Times are approx. and subject to change without notice.

Important Event Information
  • There are several options for your journey to John Cain Arena:
    • Public transport is the quickest and easiest option. Before you attend, plan ahead and allow extra travel time for any major disruptions.
    • Parking is available at the Eastern Plaza Car Park (Entrance D, Olympic Boulevard). We strongly recommend pre-booking; drive-up spaces are subject to availability. Bookings close at midnight the night before the event.
      • Note: Accessible parking must be pre-booked via Ticketek
  • To ensure a smooth entry into the venue, download your tickets to your Digital Wallet.
  • Bags must be able to fit under a seat. A limit of one bag per person applies.
  • Cloaking is available via the Information Desk (Gates 6 & 8). Any prohibited items listed in the venue Conditions of Entry will not be accepted for cloaking.
  • All retail outlets are cashless. Any transactions must be made using a credit or debit card.
  • If you have purchased a VIP package, the event promoter will be in contact with details regarding your experience.

Note: This event may contain sequences of flashing lights, laser, strobe, haze and pyrotechnics which may affect guests who are susceptible to photo sensitivities and medical conditions.

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Ford BALLIN’24 Melbourne

Be part of history as John Cain Arena turns green and gold for a festival of basketball this July!

Brian Goorjan’s Boomers are going to be near full strength, with NBA talent such as Josh Giddey, Matisse Thybulle and Dyson Daniels on display against the Chinese Men’s basketball team, while the Opals line-up includes stars such as, Tess Madgen, Cayla George and Lauren Jackson.

The Gangarrus are fresh off Asia Cup Gold Medals and will showcase the 3X3 format that first appeared in the Olympics in Tokyo 2020, and Australia’s successful wheelchair teams; the Rollers (Men) and Gliders (Women) will also be in action throughout the four-day event.

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