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    AFL Round 22 - Hawthorn v Geelong Cats

    Aug 23, 2014

    Event: AFL Round 22
    Teams: Hawthorn v Geelong Cats
    Date: Saturday August 23, 2014
    Start time: 7.40pm

    Curtain-raiser: International Cup Grand Final (4.50pm start)

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 4.30pm
    MCC members: 4.30pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 2.30pm (passholders only)

    Expected attendance: 75,000

    General admission seating:

    Great Southern Stand
    Q1-Q6

    Ponsford Stand
    Q26-Q28
    Q29-Q40 1/2 Rows O-MM

    Olympic Stand
    Not available

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Hawthorn - Bay M3 (Rows A-R)
    Geelong Cats - Bay M33 (Rows A-O)

    Purchase tickets: On sale now through Ticketek.

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