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    AFL Round 8 - Collingwood v Geelong Cats

    May 18, 2012

    Event:                    AFL Round 8 
    Teams:                  Collingwood v Geelong Cats
    Date:                     Friday May 18, 2012
    Start time:              7.50pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 5.30pm
    MCC members: 5.00pm

    General admission seating:
    Ponsford Stand:
    Q37 - half of Q40
    Great Southern Stand:
    Q1 - Q9

    *These bays are subject to change without notice.

    Cheer squad locations:
    Collingwood - M32, rows A-T
    Geelong Cats - M3, rows A-T

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.00pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 7.00pm (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Due to multiple events in the sports precinct, vehicle parking in Yarra Park will be limited for this match. While all gates will be open for entry, the scheduling of concerts/events at nearby venues will increase traffic congestion and demand for parking in Yarra Park.

    Patrons are strongly encouraged to use public transport where possible, otherwise allow plenty of time to drive to the MCG or seek an alternative parking in surrounding inner suburbs.

    Expected attendance: 75,000

    TAB outlets: Open from 5.30pm

    Tickets:
    Public reserved seats and AFL members' tickets are on sale here.

    MCC visitor tickets and reserved seats are on sale through Ticketek.

    National Sports Museum: Open for patrons with a valid event day ticket from 5.00pm until 7.45pm.

    View MCG conditions of entry

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