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    AFL First Elimination Final - Richmond v Carlton

    Sep 08, 2013

    Event:                    AFL First Elimination Final
    Teams:                  Richmond v Carlton
    Date:                     Sunday September 8
    Start time:              3.20pm

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

    Public tickets have sold out. MCC visitor tickets and reserved seats have sold out.

    View the MCG seating plan - Week 1 Finals 

    Cheer squad allocations: 
    Richmond – M3
    Carlton – M33

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 10.00am
    Gate 5: 11.00am
    Gate 6: 12.00pm
    Gate 7: 8.30am (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 85,000

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