Nowra's Nic Maddinson and his Melbourne Stars will begin their Big Bash League quest on Sunday, December 5 against premiers Sydney Sixers at the SCG.
Maddinson and his side, who last season finished seventh, will be looking for an improved performance during the 11th instalment of the BBL.
Following their season opener, the Stars will host Ulladulla's Matthew Gilkes and his Sydney Thunder at the MCG on December 10.
The Stars then take on the Thunder (December 12 at Sydney Showground Stadium), Sixers (December 15 at MCG), Hobart Hurricanes (December 24 at Blundstone Arena), Brisbane Heat (December 27 at Gabba), Perth Scorchers (December 30 at Optus Stadium), Scorchers (January 2 at CitiPower Centre), Melbourne Renegades (January 3 at MCG), Adelaide Strikers (January 7 at Adelaide Oval), Strikers (January 10 at MCG), Renegades (January 13 at Marvel Stadium), Heat (January 16 at MCG) and Hurricanes (January 19 at MCG) - before finals start Friday, January 21.
Melbourne Stars interim general manager Blair Crouch said the club was excited to break new ground this summer.
"We're really excited to be able to bring a BBL game to the CitiPower Centre for the first time," Crouch said.
"The venue has hosted international and domestic cricket consistently over the last couple of years including the ICC Women's T20 World Cup matches so we're ready to take the next step into the BBL.
"We're looking forward to seeing parts of the ground transform so we can safely accommodate as many people as we can.
"We'll have more information to share in due course about entry to that match but I can't think of too many better places to be on a warm January day than sitting on the grass watching the Stars in action.
"I'd also like to thank the MCC for their support in hosting all of our remaining home fixtures at the MCG this season - including matches against the Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers before Christmas.
"We remain confident and hopeful - health restrictions permitting - we'll be able to engage more actively with our fans this season and remind them of everything they love about Team Green."
During his 90 BBL games, Bomaderry High School alumnus Maddinson has scored 1741 runs, at an average of 21.49 and strike rate of 124.54.
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