There is no bigger day on Melbourne's sporting calendar than the Australian Football League Grand Final played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The 2016 AFL Grand Final will be played on Saturday 1st October 2016 in front of 90,000+ football fans and an estimated 30m television audience world-wide.
On The Day
The day kicks off with the North Melbourne Grand Final Breakfast (9am).
The retiring players motorcade around the ground begins at 1:30pm including Jed Adcock, Troy Chaplin, Adam Cooney, Michael Firrito, David Hale, Brian Lake, Matthew Pavlich, Farren Ray, Ted Richards, Nathan van Berlo and Andrew Walker, as well as Coleman Medal winner Josh Kennedy and Brownlow Medal winner Patrick Dangerfield.
Homegrown acts Vance Joy and The Living End will feature as part of this year's AFL Grand Final entertainment at the MCG.
STING will be the major international act to perform.
The artists will perform during the pre-game show and in a free concert for fans at the post-match premiership party.
"Fans who miss out on the opportunity to witness the Toyota AFL Grand Final live, will have the opportunity to come into the MCG following the match for a free concert, the Virgin Australia Premiership Party, headlined by Vance Joy and The Living End."
Fans who don't have tickets to the Grand Final can enter the MCG from 6pm post-game to join the premiership party.
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Game (start) 2.30pm
Television & Internet Coverage
Television Coverage | Australia
Seven’s (free-to-air) AFL Grand Final match coverage starts at 11am includes the last game for commentator Dennis Commetti.
Foxtel (Subscribers) presents the Grand Final, LIVE, ad-break free siren to siren.
For fans that don't have tickets to the game, they can watch the game live on the big screen at Federation Square along with thousands of other fans, or make there way to one of the many hotels and bars (bottom of page) around Melbourne showing the game.
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AROUND THE GROUND
--> Metro Trains has extra train services to get to and from the MCG.
How to get to the MCG?
The best way is public transport (trams/trains). Metro Melbourne put on extra services (trams and trains) before and after the game. Cars and parking are always a nightmare on the big day plus if it rains, Yarra Park will get muddy with the possibility of getting bogged.
Patrons are strongly advised to utilise public transport, with parking in Yarra Park severely limited due to the Foxtel Footy Festival and recent heavy rain. Further updates on parking availability may be provided closer to Grand Final Day.
Whats the weather forecast?
Max: 15°C (60°F)
Min: 11°C (51°F)
10mph / 15km/h (WNW)
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, becoming less likely this afternoon.
Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
There was light rain falling in the morning (7am - 12am) which is expected to clear for a sunny afternoon.
2016 Grand Final
Details of the 2016 grand final won by the Western Bulldogs.
SYDNEY SWANS -V- WESTERN BULLDOGS
WON by Western Bulldogs
SYDNEY SWANS 1.2 7.3 8.5 10.7 (67)
WESTERN BULLDOGS 2.0 7.1 9.7 13.11 (89)
Sydney Swans: Kennedy 3, Mitchell 2, Parker, N. Smith, Rohan, Franklin, Hewett
Western Bulldogs: T. Boyd 3, Dickson 3, Picken 3, Cordy, McLean, C. Smith, Stringer
Sydney Swans: Kennedy, Mitchell, Rampe, Heeney, Jones, Hannebery
Western Bulldogs: Johannisen, Picken, T. Boyd, Macrae, M. Boyd, Dahlhaus
Sydney Swans: Franklin (right ankle), Hannebery (left knee)
Western Bulldogs: Johannisen (calf)
Umpires: Stevic, Meredith, Jeffery
Official crowd: 99,981 at the MCG
Norm Smith Medal votes
10 Jason Johannisen (3-3-2-2)
8 Josh Kennedy (3-2-1-1-1)
7 Tom Boyd (3-1-3)
5 Liam Picken (2-2-1)
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