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    Stynes tribute at MCG on Sunday

    Apr 16, 2012

    The life of Jim Stynes OAM will be celebrated in several ways at the MCG in the coming weeks.

    The Jim Stynes Tribute Hour will be a chance for all Victorians to gather in celebration of his contributions to football, the Reach Foundation and the greater community.  

    The tribute, organised by Melbourne Football Club and Reach Foundation, will be held prior to Melbourne's Round 4 clash against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday April 22. The match itself commences at 4.40pm.

    Reserved seats and visitor tickets to this match are available now from Ticketek or in person at the club officeduring business hours.

    The event will celebrate everything that made Jim Stynes such a special part of our lives.  There will be music, entertainment and the opportunity for everyone to pay tribute to the impact he had on so many of us.

    No Long Room and Balcony passes

    Due to the above activities, the club now expects the Melbourne v Western Bulldogs match to attract significant interest among MCC members and has decided to upgrade the category of the game from Category B to Category A. 

    Therefore, no Long Room and Balcony passes will be issued to members for their guests for this game.  The normal visitor limit of four per members still applies.

    Vale Jim Stynes - MCC Library display 

    A valedictory display commemorating Jim Stynes is on display in the MCC Library from today until the conclusion of the match on April 22. 

    The MCC Library is located on Level 3 of the Members Reserve. The Library’s opening hours are Monday to Friday (10.00am-4.00pm) and on match days until the end of half-time.

    Visitors to the National Sports Museum can also view Jim Stynes’ entry in the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

    The NSM is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm, with variations on match days – details here.

    Jim Stynes Tribute Match - Sunday April 22.