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    AFL Rd 23 - Collingwood v North Melbourne

    Sep 01, 2013

    Event: AFL Round 23
    Teams: Collingwood v North Melbourne
    Date: Sunday September 1, 2013
    Start time: 3.20pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 1.00pm
    MCC members: 12.30pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 8.30am
    Gate 5: 11.00am
    Gate 6: 12.00pm
    Gate 7: 11.00am (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 50,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    Q31 - Q36 (Rows AA-MM)
    Q37 - Q40

    Olympic Stand
    M53 - M57
    Q49 - Q57

    Great Southern Stand
    M1 - M2
    Q1 - Q15

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Collingwood - M32 rows A-T
    North Melbourne - M3 rows A-T

    Tickets:

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