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    Dreamtime at the 'G - Essendon v Richmond

    May 19, 2012

    Event:                    AFL Round 8 
    Teams:                  Essendon v Richmond
    Date:                     Saturday May 19, 2012
    Start time:              7.50pm

    Curtain-raiser match:
    Dreamtime at the 'G
    Northern v Southern
    4.10pm - 5.40pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members:4.00pm
    MCC members: 4.00pm

    There will be NO public general admission areas for this match. Public patrons wishing to attend must purchase a ticket in advance. Only standing room tickets remain for sale.

    Cheer squad locations:
    Essendon - M3, rows A-K
    Richmond - M33, rows A-S

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 11.00am
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 12.00pm (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Due to multiple events in the sports precinct, vehicle parking in Yarra Park will be limited for this match. While all gates will be open for entry, the scheduling of concerts/events at nearby venues will increase traffic congestion and demand for parking in Yarra Park.

    Patrons are strongly encouraged to use public transport where possible, otherwise allow plenty of time to drive to the MCG or seek an alternative parking in surrounding inner suburbs.

    Expected attendance: 80,000

    Tickets:
    Public reserved seats and AFL members' reserved seats are on sale here. Patrons wishing to attend the match must purchase a ticket in advance as there will be no general admission tickets avaialble to purchase on the night.

    Visitor tickets and reserved seats for MCC members have SOLD OUT.

    Club members who hold a general admission ticket will not be able to scan into the ground on Saturday night unless they have upgraded to a reserved seat or standing room ticket for this match. 

    Dreamtime at the 'G Running Sheet

    2.00pm            Long Walk activities commence at Federation Square
    4.00pm            MCG gates open
    4.10pm            Curtain-raiser match commences
    6.20pm            Long Walk leave Birrarung Marr for the MCG
    7.00pm            600 walkers enter the MCG as part of pre-match entertainment
    7.08pm            Pre-match entertainment commences
    7.45pm            Welcome to Country Ceremony performed by Aunty Joy Murphy-Wandin
    7.50pm            Match commences
    9.00 (appx)      Half Time
    10.25pm (appx) Match concludes. Presentation of the Yiooken award

    National Sports Museum: Open for patrons with a valid event ticket from 4.00pm - 7.45pm.

    View MCG conditions of entry