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    AFL Round 11 - Essendon v Richmond

    May 31, 2014

    Event: AFL Round 11
    Teams: Essendon v Richmond
    Date: Saturday May 31, 2014

    Start time: 7.45pm
    Dreamtime pre-match activities: 6.50pm
    Curtain-raiser:  3.30pm (Aaron Davey squad v David Rodan squad)

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 3.15pm
    MCC members: 3.15pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 12.00pm (pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 75,000

    General admission seating

    Great Southern Stand (Gate 4)
    Q1-Q4 (Rows K-DD)

    Ponsford Stand (Gate 1)
    Q34-36 (Rows U-MM)
    Q37-Q40

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

    Tickets:

    • Public reserved seating is still available. Supporters wishing to attend this match are advised to purchase a reserved seat in advance at Ticketek HERE to avoid queues at the gate.

    • Essendon and Richmond general admission members will be able to scan in at Gate 1 or 4 and access available seating in the areas outlined above.

    Prices:



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