Marvel Stadium has been evacuated ahead of this afternoon’s Big Bash Grand Final.

Hundreds of staff have been asked to leave the arena and are now gathered out of the front of the stadium.

Only staff and players are now allowed inside.

Fire Trucks are on the scene of Gate 7.

The first ball is due to be bowled in the Big Bash Grand Final between Melbourne Stars & Renegades at 2:45PM.

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