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    AFL Round 9 - Richmond v Essendon

    May 25, 2013

    Event:                   AFL Round 9 
    Teams:                  Richmond v Essendon
    Date:                     Saturday May 25, 2013
    Start time:             7.50pm

    Curtain-raiser:      Rio Tinto Cup (Northern v Southern) from 4.00pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 4.00pm
    MCC members: 4.00pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 2.30pm (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 85,000

    Tickets: All public seats and standing room have sold out. General admission will not be available in the public areas of the stadium.

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Richmond - Bay M3 (Rows A-K) and Bay M4 (Rows A-K)
    Essendon - Bay M33 (Rows A-S)

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