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    AFL Rd 5 - Geelong Cats v Hawthorn

    Apr 21, 2014

    Event: AFL Round 5
    Teams: Geelong Cats v Hawthorn
    Date: Monday April 21, 2014
    Start time: 3.20pm

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

    Expected attendance: 70,000

    Ticket availability - Public

    As this match has been classified by the AFL as A-Reserve, (see seating plan) general admission seating will not be available. All patrons attending in the public area of the stadium (including Hawthorn and Geelong Cats members) must purchase a reserved seat. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Ticketek HERE, or at the gate on Easter Monday, subject to availability.

    Public Ticket Prices

    Ticket availability - MCC members

    Visitor tickets (maximum four per member) and reserved seats can be purchased by MCC members at Ticketek, or at Gate 2 on Easter Monday, subject to avalability.

    For the purpose of Long Room and Balcony passes, it is a Category B match for MCC members and guests.

    MCC visitor ticket prices: Adult $34, Children $6.

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Geelong Cats: Bay M3 (Rows A-T)
    Hawthorn: Bay M33 (Rows A-S)

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 8.30am
    Gate 5: 11.00am
    Gate 6: 12.00pm
    Gate 7: 11.00am (pass holders only)

    View MCG conditions of entry

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