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    AFL Round 23 - Carlton v Essendon

    Aug 30, 2014

    Event: AFL Round 23
    Teams: Carlton v Essendon
    Date: Saturday August 30, 2014
    Start time: 1.45pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 12.00pm
    MCC members: 11.30am

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 7.30am
    Gate 5: 9.00am
    Gate 6: 10.00am
    Gate 7: 9.00am (passholders only)

    Expected attendance: 60,000

    Tickets: On sale through Ticketek

    General admission seating:

    Great Southern Stand
    Q1-Q3
    Q4 (Rows F-DD)
    Q5-Q8 (Rows P-DD)
    Q9-Q12 (Rows U-DD)

    Ponsford Stand
    M31-M36 (Rows A-Z)

    Olympic Stand
    Q49-Q50 (Rows BB-MM)
    Q51-Q57

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Carlton - Bay M3 (Rows A-V)
    Essendon - Bay M33 (Rows A-S)

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