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    AFL Rd 3 - Essendon v Carlton

    Apr 06, 2014

    Event: AFL Round 3
    Teams: Essendon v Carlton
    Date: Sunday April 6, 2014
    Start time: 7.10pm

    Classification: A - seating plan

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 5.00pm
    MCC members: 4.30pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 12.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 2.30pm (pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 65,000

    General admission seating (subject to change):

    Ponsford Stand
    Q29-36

    Olympic Stand
    Q49-Q50 (Rows EE-MM)
    Q51-Q55 (Rows N-MM)
    Q56-57

    Great Southern Stand
    Q1-Q4
    Q5-Q6 (Rows P-DD)
    Q7-Q11 (Rows U-DD)

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Essendon - Bay M3 (Rows A-R)
    Carlton - Bay M33 (Rows A-T, Row NN)

    Tickets: On sale at Ticketek HERE

    Prices:



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