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    AFL First Qualifying Final - Hawthorn v Sydney Swans

    Sep 06, 2013

    Event:                    AFL First Qualifying Final
    Teams:                  Hawthorn v Sydney Swans
    Date:                     Friday September 6
    Start time:              7.50pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 5.30pm
    MCC members: 5.00pm

    Reserved seats for public patrons and AFL members, as well as MCC visitor tickets, are on sale at Ticketek HERE.

    View the MCG seating plan - Week 1 Finals 

    Cheer squad allocations: 
    Hawthorn – M33
    Sydney Swans – M3

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 7.00am
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 2.30pm (pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 60,000

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