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    AFL Round 2 - Essendon v Melbourne

    Apr 06, 2013

    Event:                   AFL Round 2   
    Teams:                  Essendon v Melbourne
    Date:                     Saturday April 6, 2013
    Start time:              7.40pm

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

    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: 47,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    M28-M33
    Q29-36

    Great Southern Stand
    M1-4
    Q1-Q15 1/2

    Olympic Stand
    Q49-Q57


    Cheersquad allocation:
    Essendon - M3 (rows A-R)
    Melbourne - M33 (rows A-S)

    Tickets: Available via Ticketek

    National Sports Museum: 5.00pm-7.30pm

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