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MCC members at Etihad Stadium

During the AFL home and away season, MCC members are permitted to purchase one ticket for themselves and one guest ticket (subject to availability) to seating in the Axcess One members’ area at Etihad Stadium. 

There are no access rights for AFL finals matches or T20 Big Bash League matches. Please note that the Etihad Stadium agency is Ticketmaster, not Ticketek.

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2014 AFL Home and Away Season

MCC members are permitted to purchase one ticket for themselves and one guest (subject to availability) to Level 2 Gold Reserve seating in the Axcess One members' area at Etihad stadium for home and away matches.

Tickets will be available no earlier than 9.00am on the Friday of the week prior to the match. Instead of scanning your membership card at the turnstiles, MCC members must be in possession of a valid event ticket to enter Etihad Stadium.

Ticket prices:

MCC Members - $43.30
Guest tickets - $62.00
Child (under 15 years) - $21.00

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100).