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Football Match Question

Tucson
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Football Match Question

We will be in Melbourne towards the end of March and would like to attend either the 29 Mar...Richmond v Carlton (will get around 60,000 people there) or

30 Mar...Hawthorn v Collingwood (around 90,000 people) football matches. Is it necessary to buy the tickets in advance or can you walk-up and buy a ticket? Also what is the best way to get to the stadium via public transportation from Darling Street in the South Yarra section of the city?

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1. Re: Football Match Question

Hi, AzCelt,

Not sure where you get the crowd numbers from. We only get crowds like 90,000 at finals. In any event at home and away matches, you will get a seat.

I'd go see Hawks v Magpies. Should be a better match. They finished 3 and 1 respectively last year. I follow Richmond.

You are best to get to the ground by train. You get off at Richmond Station on the train and walk to the "G". Follow the crowd.

Tickets can be bought by walking up to the ticket gate on the day, or you can buy online at Ticketek.com.au and print out your ticket to use on the day, or pick up at venue. Tickets to the general public go on sale Tues 6th March (local time).

They are reserved seats so you can get a better position rather than taking your chance of what seat you get on the day.

Edited: 21 February 2012, 21:31
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Collingwood V Hawthorn will have a big crowd. Definately up to 90000. Collingwood regularly attracts 80000+ supporters. Buy a ticket in advance. You can then arrive whenever you like and not worry about trying to find a seat.

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Thanks for the advice. I think we will probably attend the Thursday evening match as we leave Oz on Saturday.

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Yes, while you don't need to pre-order tickets for most AFL matches during the home & away season, there are some which do sell out. Collingwood has one of the largest supporter bases (me included), so some of the big matches will sell out. The Hawthorn match will be good to watch & there will be a big crowd, so I agree that you should buy your ticket in advance to be sure of a seat (especially a good seat, not at the back of the stands!)

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South Yarra train station is at the end of Darling Street. So go down there and jump on any train heading towards the city and go one station to Richmond and walk to the ground from there.

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Always best to pre-purchase tickets to avoid queues.

Aim to be at the MCG at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Never take a taxi TO a sporting event,

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Thanks all for the advice.

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Stay and watch the aftermatch when thousands are allowed on the ground to kick their footies around. Then the big screens will crank up the music and it will be like a big concert for almost an hour. Really worthwhile. Oh and yeah take the train not taxi.

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9. Re: Football Match Question

Since you are coming a long way you may wish to purchase some premium seats with lunch and drinks included in a dinning room at the MCG.

The dinning rooms serve 2 or 3 couse meals depending on the package you select and they have pre match entertainment, normally guest speakers who used to play getting interviewed by a host. They also have several large screen TV's so you can watch highlights/replay after the game if you want to hang around and have a few extra beverages whilst the crowd is leaving the stadium.

The dinning rooms have plate glass windows overlooking the ground and when you finish eating you go outside to your premium reserved seat and watch the match.

At quarter and half time you can go back into the dinning room and have more food and beverages.

They also supply you with a program as part of the package which saves you buying one.

Here is the link for premium seats which you can select a package from if you wish. They also have a limited number of premium seats available for each match without dinning packages if you just want to buy some good seats without the added expense of the catering.

As others have said Collingwood( Go Pies!!!) has the biggest supporter base and the Hawthorn match is likely to be a ripper !

You should paractice yelling out Go Pies ! now so you are in top form for the game !

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Whoops !!

Forgot the link ! - Sorry !

http://www.premiumseats.com.au/