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    AFL Round 18 - Hawthorn v Sydney Swans

    Jul 26, 2014

    Event: AFL Round 18
    Teams: Hawthorn v Sydney Swans
    Date: Saturday July 26, 2014
    Start time: 7.40pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 6.00pm
    MCC members: 5.30pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 11.00am (pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 63,000

    General admission seating:

    Great Southern Stand
    Q1-Q10

    Ponsford Stand
    Q29-Q36

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Hawthorn - Bay M3 (Rows A-R)
    Sydney Swans - Bay M33 (Rows A-Q)

    Tickets: Reserved seats on sale now at Ticketek

    Prices:




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