MELBOURNE – The Jet Couriers Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball
League (ABL) announced today that it will move to the Melbourne Ballpark in
Laverton for the 2012-13 season.
The baseball and softball facility was once the home ground of the Melbourne
Monarchs, one of Melbourne’s two professional baseball teams in the original
Australian Baseball League that last played in 1998. More recently it was the
home to the Victoria Aces four years ago.
Planned improvements include: a new infield synthetic turf, shortening the
outfield fence to ensure more crowd-pleasing home runs, upgraded corporate areas
and new premium seating located at field level. The ballpark will have an open
air beer garden, an open area barbeque pit, as well as a family-friendly section
that will have affordable prices for a great day out.
|Fri. Nov. 9, 2012||Adelaide||7:35 p.m.|
|Sat. Nov. 10, 2012||Adelaide||4:05 p.m.|
|Sun. Nov. 11, 2012||Adelaide||1:05 p.m.|
|Fri. Nov. 30, 2012||Perth||7:35 p.m.|
|Sat. Dec. 1, 2012||Perth (DH)
(two 7 inning games)
|12:05 p.m. / 3:05 p.m.|
|Sun. Dec. 2, 2012||Perth||1:05 p.m.|
|Thurs. Dec. 13, 2012||Canberra||7:35 p.m.|
|Fri. Dec. 14, 2012||Canberra (DH)
(two 7 inning games)
|5:05 p.m. / 8:05 p.m.|
|Sat. Dec. 15, 2012||Canberra||1:05 p.m.|
|Thurs. Dec. 20, 2012||Sydney||7:35 p.m.|
|Fri. Dec. 21, 2012||Sydney||7:35 p.m.|
|Sat. Dec. 22, 2012||Sydney||1:05 p.m.|
|Sun. Dec. 23, 2012||Sydney||1:05 p.m.|
|Thurs. Jan. 3, 2013||Brisbane||7:35 p.m.|
|Fri. Jan. 4, 2013||Brisbane||7:35 p.m.|
|Sat. Jan. 5, 2013||Brisbane||1:05 p.m.|
|Sun. Jan. 6, 2013||Brisbane||1:05 p.m.|
|Thurs. Jan. 17, 2013||Adelaide||7:35 p.m.|
|Fri. Jan. 18, 2013||Adelaide||7:35 p.m.|
|Sat. Jan. 19, 2013||Adelaide||4:05 p.m.|
|Sun. Jan. 20, 2013||Adelaide||1:05 p.m.|
The ballpark is located at West Gate Freeway/Western Ring Road/Princes Freeway
interchange, an easy 16k drive from the CBD, and has ample parking for fans.
Public transit can also be taken to the ballpark, as the Werribee line from Flinders Street station provides nearby transit to the ballpark by getting off at the Laverton station. It is a short 10 minute walk from the Ballpark.
The fan-friendly venue will again feature mascot Maverick, the Fabulous Catering
cheerleaders and other promotions to enhance the overall experience of Australian
The team's membership packages and prices will be announced on Monday, via the Melbourne Aces website www.melbourneaces.com.au or by calling 03 9376 6754.
About Melbourne Ballpark
-- Open grass areas ideal for families at reduced pricing
--Open air beer garden
--4 change rooms with direct access to main field
--3 additional baseball fields on the outside (one senior and two junior diamonds)
--Upgraded corporate facilities with full kitchen facilities and view of main field
-- Administration office located on site
About Melbourne Aces’ 2012/2013 season
The Jet Courier Melbourne Aces and the ABL are in its third season of existence. The fixture consists of 45 regular season games and two rounds of playoffs from November through early February. The Aces will play its home games at Melbourne Ballpark at Laverton. The league is affiliated with the Australian Baseball Federation and Major League Baseball.
For more information about the Melbourne Aces visit www.melbourneaces.com.au.
To arrange an interview with General Manager Windsor Knox, contact Niall Adler
on 03 9376 6754.