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    AFL Round 6 - Carlton v Melbourne

    May 05, 2013

    Event:                   AFL Round 6   
    Teams:                  Carlton v Melbourne
    Date:                     Sunday May 5, 2013
    Start time:              3.20pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 1.00pm
    MCC members: 12.30pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 8.30am
    Gate 5: 11.00am
    Gate 6: 12.00pm
    Gate 7: 11.00am (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 40,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    M28-M36
    Q29-Q36

    Great Southern Stand
    M1-M6
    Q1-Q15 1/2

    Olympic Stand
    M56-M57 (front of bays)
    Q49-57

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Carlton: Bay M3 (Rows A-T & LL)
    Melbourne: Bay M33 (Rows A-S)

    Tickets:
    Available through Ticketek.

    National Sports Museum: 1.00pm.

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