Marvel Stadium – 22 August and 24 August 2019

With up to 57,000 fans expected to attend each game, fans are being advised to arrive early to soak up the pre-game entertainment and allow additional time to navigate the security arrangements.

As used at many major events and venues globally, including the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, fans attending these two games at Marvel Stadium will need to pass through airport-style screening, with all bags to be inspected by security staff.

To assist with a smooth and efficient entry to the venue, patrons are strongly advised not to bring to bags to the venue and, where a bag is a necessity, only bags of A4 or smaller in size will be permitted inside the venue – no large bags will be permitted at all.

Click here to view a video of Australian Boomers’ Matthew Dellavedova demonstrating the security arrangements

Click here to download rights-free images of Australian Boomers’ Matthew Dellavedova experiencing the airport style security

Managing Director of promoter TEG Live Tim McGregor said: “With just over a month to go until the biggest sporting event of the year, now is the time for fans to start planning their game day experience.

“Fans need to be aware there will be specific security measures in place for these two games that, while uncommon at Melbourne venues, are commonly used at many major sporting events both in Australia and abroad, including basketball.

“In order to ensure all fans are seated before tip-off, patrons will need to allow extra time to enter the venue where, once inside, they can soak up the pre-game entertainment of this momentous occasion.

“There are some exciting announcements around the pre-game entertainment to follow in the countdown to the games at Marvel Stadium,” concluded McGregor.

Key Timings for Australian Boomers vs USA Basketball, Marvel Stadium

Key Times Thursday 22 August Saturday 24 August
Gates Open 5.00pm 11.30am
In-venue entertainment starts 5.05pm 11.35am
Team warm-up starts 6.00pm 12.35pm
Pre-game show starts 6.45pm 1.15pm
Scheduled tip-off 7.30pm 2.00pm


Today’s announcement coincides with purchased tickets now to commence being distributed by Ticketmaster, with patrons to receive their tickets over the coming days.

Michael Green, Marvel Stadium Chief Executive, said: “We’re always thrilled to host major international events and as always, we suggest fans arrive as early as possible so soak up all the atmosphere.”

These highly anticipated games will be the first time the USA Basketball Men’s National Team has played in Australia since winning gold at the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane and form important preparation for both teams ahead of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup that is being held in China, August 31 – September 15.

Remaining tickets for Australian Boomers v USA Basketball on Thursday 22 August and Saturday 24 August at Marvel Stadium are available from

Official hospitality packages are available from VIP NOW,

TEG Live has today announced the security arrangements for the Australian Boomers’ historic two-game series against USA Basketball at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on Thursday 22 August and Saturday 24 August 2019.

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