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    AFL Round 17 - Melbourne v Geelong Cats

    Jul 12, 2014

    Event: AFL Round 17
    Teams: Melbourne v Geelong Cats
    Date: Saturday July 12, 2014
    Start time: 1.45pm

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

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

    Expected attendance: 40,000

    General admission seating:

    Great Southern Stand
    M1 (Dee Zone)
    M11 (Rows A-Z)

    Ponsford Stand
    M28 (Rows A-Z) DRY AREA

    Olympic Stand

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Melbourne: Bay M2 (Rows A-K) and M3 (Rows A-K)
    Geelong: Bay M33 (Rows A-S)

    Tickets: Reserved seats on sale now at Ticketek


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