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    AFL Second Elimination Final - Collingwood v Port Adelaide

    Sep 07, 2013

    Event:                    AFL Second Elimination Final
    Teams:                  Collingwood v Port Adelaide
    Date:                     Saturday September 7
    Start time:              7.45pm


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

    Public reserved seats, and MCC visitor tickets, are on sale at Ticketek HERE.

    View the MCG seating plan - Week 1 Finals 

    Cheer squad allocations: 
    Collingwood – M33
    Port Adelaide – M3

    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: 60,000

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