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    AFL Round 20 - Hawthorn v Melbourne

    Aug 09, 2014

    Event: AFL Round 20
    Teams: Hawthorn v Melbourne
    Date: Saturday August 9, 2014
    Start time: 4.40pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 3.00pm
    MCC members: 2.30pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 11.00am
    Gate 5: 1.00pm
    Gate 6: 1.00pm
    Gate 7: 12.00pm (pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 44,000

    General admission seating:

    Great Southern Stand
    Q1-Q15

    Ponsford Stand
    M33-M36
    Q29-Q36

    Olympic Stand
    Q49 (Rows U-MM)
    Q50 (Rows P-MM)
    Q51 (Rows K-MM)
    Q52-Q57

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Hawthorn - Bay M3 (Rows A-R)
    Melbourne - Bay M33 (Rows A-S)

    Tickets: On sale now through Ticketek.

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