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    AFL Round 19 - Collingwood v Essendon

    Aug 04, 2013

    Event:                    AFL Round 19
    Teams:                  Collingwood v Essendon
    Date:                     Sunday August 4, 2013
    Start time:              4.40pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 2.30pm
    MCC members: 2.00pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 11.00am
    Gate 5: 1.00pm
    Gate 6: 1.00pm
    Gate 7: 12.00pm (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    CAR PARK UPDATE: Please be aware that due to recent rain the capacity of the Yarra Park car park will be reduced for the Collingwood v Essendon game at the MCG.

    We strongly recommend that those attending the game take public transport or look into alternative parking arrangements.

    Expected attendance: 67,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    Q31-Q36 rows AA-MM
    Q37-Q40 1/2

    Southern Stand
    Q1-Q4

    Cheersquad allocation:

    Collingwood - M32 (rows A-T)
    Essendon - M3 (rows A-T)

    Tickets:
    Available through Ticketek.

    National Sports Museum: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

    TAB: 2.30pm

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