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    AFL Round 7 - Carlton v Collingwood

    May 02, 2014

    Event: AFL Round 7
    Teams: Carlton v Collingwood
    Date: Friday May 2, 2014
    Start time: 7.50pm

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

    Expected attendance: 75-80,000

    Public tickets:

    Reserved seating is still available. Tickets are available through Ticketek phone 132 849, at any Ticketek agency or online.

    General admission seating*:

    Great Southern Stand
    Q1-Q4

    Olympic Stand
    Q54-Q55 (Rows U-MM)

    Ponsford Stand
    Q31-Q36 (Rows AA-MM)

    * General admission access will be subject to availability.

    Prices:


    Cheersquad allocation:
    Carlton: Bay M3 (Rows A-V and Row LL)
    Collingwood: Bay M32 (Rows A-T)

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 7.00am (pass holders only)

    View MCG conditions of entry

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