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    AFL Rd 23 - Essendon v Richmond

    Aug 31, 2013

    Event: AFL Round 23
    Teams: Essendon v Richmond
    Date: Saturday August 31, 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: 55,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand

    Olympic Stand
    Q49 - Q50 (Rows AA-MM)
    Q53 - Q55 (Rows N-MM)

    Great Southern Stand

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Essendon: Bay M3 (Rows A-R)
    Richmond: Bay M33 (Rows A-S)

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