AFL Round 1

Saturday MAR 23

1:45 pm

V

Melbourne

Melbourne

@MELBOURNEFC

Port Adelaide

@PAFC
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Last updated 1:51PM

Expected crowd 40,000

Ticket information

TICKET PRICES FROM

Adult

$27

Children

$5

Concession

$18

SEATING PLANS

Opening times

Gates

Public

12.00pm

AFL Reserve

12.00pm

MCC Reserve

11.30am

Parking

Gate 3: 9.00am

Gate 5: 11.30am

Gate 6: 10.30am

Gate 7: CLOSED

Other information

Arrive early

Security measures such as bag checks and patron scanning will again be in place as fans make their way into the stadium.

This process will take time, so please be patient - and limit the number of bags you bring. Each bag will be inspected, so the more bags you bring the longer it will take.

It is recommended that fans arrive early, as those who arrive later may miss the teams run out and/or the start of the match.

General admission seating

Ponsford Stand
M28-M32
M33 (Rows DD-NN)
M34-M36
Q29-Q36

Olympic Stand

M53-M54 (Rows A-T)
M55-M57
Q49-Q57

Great Southern Stand
M1 (Rows A-Y)
M2 (DRY)
M3-M12
M13 (Rows A-Z DRY)
Q1-Q15

Cheer squad locations

Melbourne: M3 Rows A-T
Port Adelaide: M33 Rows A-S

Welcome Game

This match is 'The Welcome Game' which is an inclusive event that promotes a message of welcoming everyone to Australian Rules football, the MCG and the Melbourne Football Club.

It is an initiative created by Melbourne and supported by the MCG, which encourages new fans to embrace the sport and enjoy a range of fun cultural activities on the day.

Transport disruptions

For the latest news on disruptions to transport networks in Melbourne and to plan your journey to the ground, visit the PTV website.

Help us help you

Security and event staff are doing an important job, so please help them by co-operating at all times.

Be our eyes and ears: If you see something you think is suspicious, immediately inform event staff, a security guard or police.

MCG conditions of entry

Some items are not permitted inside the MCG. Please read our conditions of entry before attending.

Bicycle parking

Patrons are asked to refrain from locking their bicycle up on the MCG concourse, or in an area that is likely to cause an obstruction or is too close to congested queues or crowds of people.

Any bicycle deemed to meet the above criteria will be removed and stored inside the MCG for a patron to collect after the match.

There are approximately 130 bike hoops in Yarra Park, with most of those close to the concourse.

National Sports Museum and Tours

The National Sports Museum, located inside MCG Gate 3, will be open and offering half-price entry for all visitors on Saturday!
 
Event ticket holders: 10.00am-1.30pm

MCG Tours will not be running during the day. 

Nearby accommodation

Things to do

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