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    AFL Preliminary Final - Hawthorn v Geelong Cats

    Sep 20, 2013

    Event:                    AFL Preliminary Final
    Teams:                  Hawthorn v Geelong Cats
    Date:                     Friday September 20
    Start time:              7.50pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 5.30pm
    MCC members: 4.30pm

    Public tickets are on sale at Ticketek HERE.

    View the MCG seating plan - Preliminary Final 

    MCC visitor tickets and reserved seats have sold out.

    Cheer squad allocations: 
    Hawthorn – M33
    Geelong Cats – M3

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 7.00am (pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 88,000

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