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    AFL Round 13 - Essendon v Melbourne

    Jun 15, 2014

    Event: AFL Round 13
    Teams: Essendon v Melbourne
    Date: Sunday June 15, 2014
    Start time: 4.40pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 2.30pm
    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: 42,000

    General admission seating (subject to change):

    Ponsford Stand
    M28 (Rows A-Z) DRY AREA
    M29 (Rows A-Z)
    M30-M36
    Q29-Q36

    Olympic Stand
    Q49-Q55 (Rows N-MM)
    Q56-Q57

    Great Southern Stand
    Q1-Q15

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

    Tickets: Available to purchase through Ticketek.

    Prices:

    National Sports Museum: 2.30pm-4.30pm

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