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    Brownlow Dinner with the Coodabeens

    Forget Crown Palladium. On Brownlow Medal night the MCG is the place to be with the Coodabeen Champions filling the Members Dining Room with their usual mixture of football banter, satirical songwriting and role-playing hilarity.

    Members may each bring up to four guests for this annual blockbuster, which includes a three-course meal, beverages, non-stop entertainment and live crosses to the Brownlow Medal telecast. What better way to kick off grand final week!

    Date: Monday, September 23, 2013
    Time: 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm
    Location: Members Dining Room
    Dress: Jacket and tie and equivalent standard for women.
    Cost: $120.00 members

    $140.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.