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.
2016 Grand Final
Saturday 1st October 2016
Sydney -v- Western Bulldogs
Match Details: Sydney v Western Bulldogs
On The Day
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.
League chief executive Gillon McLachlan promised to announce another surprise act in a few weeks.
"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.
Further announcements, including the identity of the Australian national anthem singer, will be released in the lead-up to the Grand Final.
Source: theage.com.au | afl.com.au
Game (start) 2.30pm
To obtain a ticket to the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final:
-:- Be a MCC Full Member
-:- Be an AFL Full Member aflmembership.com.au
-:- Be a member (with Grand Final access) of one of the competing teams
-:- Obtain a ticket thorough an AFL or Club sponsor
-:- Win tickets via an approved promotion/competition
-:- Purchase a Corporate package
If you belong to one of the membership groups listed, then you will be contacted directly.
The capacity of the MCG is approximately 100,000 on Grand Final Day.
Tickets are allocated in approximately the following manner:
1. Competing Club Members 16000 – 35000
2. AFL Clubs (18) 0 - 18000
3. MCC Reserve 16000 – 26000
4. AFL Members 13000 – 23000
5. AFL/Medallion Club Members 4500 – 5000
6. AFL Entitlements/Contractual Obligations 5000 – 25000
7. Competing Clubs 0 – 5000
Tickets | ticketek.com.au
Where To Watch
Australia | Seven’s AFL Grand Final match coverage.
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.
Pubs & Bars | Scroll down the page to.. 'Also See' for our picks...
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AROUND THE GROUND
--> Metro Trains has extra train services to get to and from the MCG.
--> Getting to the ground (MCG)
--> Grand Final Week Guide for things to do BEFORE Grand Final Day?
--> Find a Hotel - Accommodation around Melbourne.
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.
Whats the weather forecast?
Melbourne weather.. Four seasons in one day, what will the bureau forecast?
Where can I watch/hear the grand final?
Local & International viewing guide
Drawn Grand Final
It was announced in 2016, that if the scores were tied at the end of the game, two additional five minute halves would be played.
In the event of scores still being tied after two additional five minute halves, the game would continue until the next score and be decided by a "golden point". Under the new system, which will apply for all finals, if scores remain locked after the second of the two extra periods, the siren will not sound until one team has scored to break the deadlock.
Each team will get an extra 15 interchange rotations across the two additional halves of time. There will be a normal time length quarter break at the end of the full match but between the two additional time-on periods teams would simply change ends.
2015 Grand Final
Details of the 2015 grand final (last year) won by the Hawthorn Football Club.
HAWTHORN -V- WEST COAST
WON by Hawthorn
HAWTHORN 5.0 9.3 14.5 16.11 (107)
WEST COAST 1.5 3.8 5.9 8.13 (61)
Hawthorn: Gunston 4, Smith 3, Rioli 2, Hodge, Roughead, Birchall, Schoenmakers, Hill, McEvoy, Suckling
West Coast: McGovern 2, Darling, Hill, Hutchings, LeCras, Shuey, Yeo
Hawthorn: Rioli, Mitchell, Smith, Hodge, Gunston, Burgoyne, Frawley
West Coast: Gaff, Shuey, Butler, Hutchings, Priddis
West Coast: Nil
Hawthorn: David Hale replaced by Matt Suckling in the third quarter
West Coast: Callum Sinclair replaced by Matt Rosa in the third quarter
Umpires: Dalgleish, Rosebury, Stevic
Official crowd: 98,633 at MCG
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Date | TimeDate: Saturday 1st of October 2016