While the eyes of the world might be focused on Russia right now, that’s by no means the only sporting event going down these next couple of weeks.

If you swear your loyalty to Rugby League and prefer something closer to home, then the upcoming clash between the Melbourne Storm and the Illawarra Dragons is one you won’t want to miss.

While waiting for this highly anticipated match, Le Garage looks into the colourful histories of both clubs and what you can expect on game day.

  • Thursday, 5th July 2018
  • Round 17
  • 7:50pm at AAMI Park

The home team: Melbourne Storm

While rugby might be more of a NSW thing, Melbourne’s only team punches well above its weight: it’s the most successful team since the NRL was established in 1997.

How successful are we talking? The club had an amazing start in the league, winning their their first premiership in just their second year in the tournament!

While sullied by controversy, they’re still a strong team, occupying the number 5 spot on the ladder at the time of writing (week 15)… of course, they’ll be looking to climb to the no. 1 spot!

Coming off a strong 28-10 performance against Newcastle and (fingers crossed) a victory over the Roosters on the 29th, the odds of continuing wins don’t look too bad.

Add in the home game advantage, and you can be pretty confident of a strong performance come the 5th of July.

There’s only one small problem that might throw a spanner in the works: the opposition.


The visitors: the St. George Illawarra Dragons

Founded after the merger of St. George Dragons and Illawarra Steelers at the end of the 2008 season, the Dragons proved themselves worthy of their predecessors by fighting their way to the premiership in just 2 years later in 2010.

Over the years, the club has seen itself on the final stage 11 times. While the championship has eluded them since, the Dragons are still a strong team with an 11 out of 14 win record.

And in the 2017 season, the Dragons are continuing their good form, reclaiming their spot at the top spot of the NRL ladder.

Of course, these are just numbers. Who knows how their visit to Melbourne could go? Anything could happen – for example, the Dragons reclaimed the top spot after a close 2-point win over the 15th-place Bulldogs.

Fingers crossed, the Storm will be able to pull off a win!

CBD parking

Thinking of watching the Storm vs Dragons live at AAMI Park?

Choose Le Garage for AAMI Park parking and enjoy the match of the season!

Luckily for Storm fans, you needn’t venture far to catch this particular meeting, which is happening right here at our very own AAMI Park.

There’s just one problem. Yes, once again the nightmare of finding a parking space rears its ugly head.

Not only is AAMI Park parking in limited supply, it’s also expensive – spots for major events such as this game can be in excess of $30!

That’s where we come in.

Le Garage isn’t just a great option for CBD parking – we’re also your parking of choice for all major sporting events at the MCG, Rod Laver, and of course, AAMI Park.

Why? It’s simple:

  • We charge reasonable rates – enter after after 4pm to experience a flat $12 weeknight fee (and an astoundingly low $8 if you pre book online!)
  • Our parking is within walking distance of Melbourne’s world-class sporting district
  • We’re one of Melbourne’s biggest parking garages
  • Le Garage is big on security – not only is your car safe, but so are your personal details when you book online
  • We’re close to some of Melbourne’s best restaurants and bars, perfect for celebrating a victory (or mourning a loss!)

Best of all, you can book your space in advance. Not only will you enjoy discount rates, but it also provides you the comfort of knowing that you won’t have to worry about roaming the city for a parking space! We’ll process your booking and send you the instructions – all you need to do is show up!

See you at the game!