Melbourne Aces, of the Australian Baseball League (ABL), open its 2015/16 season on Friday the 23rd of October, and the season runs through January. A date to mark in the schedule is Sunday the 15th November when the team will hold a Japan Day, a game to celebrate the Japanese players on the field and Japanese fans in Melbourne.
[What are ABL and Melbourne Aces?]
ABL is majority owned by Major League Baseball in the United States, and commenced its first season in 2010 with six teams around the country – Adelaide (the Bite), Brisbane (the Bandits), Canberra (the Cavalry), Perth (the Heat), Sydney (the BlueSox), and Melbourne (the Aces). The Melbourne Aces are the only professional baseball team in Victoria and are based in the Melbourne Ballpark, just off Princes Freeway in Laverton.
(Photos: Players from NPB (Left) Yusei Kikuchi – Seibu Lions/ (Right)Yoshiyuki Kamei – Yomiuri Giants)
The Aces have had some of the top talent from NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball). This season top prospects from Seibu Lions will join the Aces to not only train during their offseason, but help Melbourne become the top team in the ABL.
[Japan Day 2015]
Japan Day will be held at Melbourne Ballpark on the 15th of November, and the festivities include Japanese Drum performance by Wadaiko Rindou, quiz championship, mini games between innings, and a meet and greet with the players after the game.
Date and Time: Sun, 15 Nov, 12:00pm-5:00pm (Doors open 11:00am)
Venue: Melbourne Ballpark (Merton Street, Laverton, 3028) (Melway: 53G9)
(Please check the access to the Ballpark here.)
Price: (Gate Price) Premium Seat: $25, Reserved Seat: $22, General Admission: $20
(Online Price) Premium Seat: $17, Reserved Seat: $14, General Admission: $12
** Benefit to the readers of “Japan In Melbourne”**
A discounted ticket for the event, Japan Day 2015, can be purchased by using a promotion code.
(General Admission: $20(Gate price) -> $10!!)
[How to use the promotion code] 1. Access the online schedule.
2. Select the date, 15th November.
3. Enter the number of tickets and the promotion code (jmaces) ->Press the “BEST AVAILABLE” button.
4. Then, the special price ($10) will be appeared on the next screen.
For further information, please visit the Aces official website.
*Melbourne Aces Official Website: http://www.theabl.com.au/index.jsp?sid=t4067
*2015/16 season Schedule Calendar: http://web.theabl.com.au/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t4067
*Aces Ticket Information: http://web.theabl.com.au/tickets/tickets.jsp?sid=t4067