Melbourne Cricket Ground - Event Details
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AFL Round 9 - Richmond v Essendon

May 21, 2011

Event:                    AFL Round 9
Teams:                  Richmond v Essendon
Date:                     Saturday May 21, 2011
Start time:              7.40pm

Curtain-raiser match:
Dreamtime at the 'G
Northern v Southern
4.00pm - 5.40pm

Gate opening times:  
Public/AFL members - 3.45pm*
MCC members - 3.45pm*
*Please note earlier gate opening time due to curtain-raiser match.

Car park openings:
Gate 3 – 1.00pm
Gate 5 – 4.00pm                                    
Gate 6 – 4.00pm
Gate 7 – 2.00pm (Passes only)

Crowd estimate: 73,000

General admission public seating:

Great Southern Stand
Q1 – Q3
Ponsford Stand
Q29 – Q40

*Patron’s purchasing general admission tickets at the ground are advised to purcahse at Gate 1 for seating in the Ponsford Stand or Gate 4 for seating in the Great Southern Stand.

National Sports Museum: Half-price entry for patrons with a valid event ticket from 3.45pm until 7.40pm.

TAB outlets: Open from 3.45pm.

Public tickets: Are available to purchase via Ticketek.

MCC members: Visitor tickets and reserved seats are available through Ticketek.

AFL members: Tickets on sale through Ticketek.

Have fun at the new AFL Playground at the MCG!
Kids can warm up before the game and put their footy skills to the test with a heap of fun activities including the Goal for Glory, Clubhouse, AFL Future Champions Photo Station, mascots, face painting and loads more!

Entry to the AFL Playground activities are FREE! Find out more here.

 

PHILLIP Hughes stepped up to the crease at the SCG on Tuesday and was soon he on his way to what promised to be his 27th first-class century. But at 2.23pm the world stopped.

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CRICKET Australia has promised a review into player safety in light of the Hughes’ tragedy, with particular emphasis on helmet regulations.

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AS tough as the first steps will be, I hope Sean Abbott’s NSW teammates can coax him back into the practice nets at some stage, writes Allan Border.

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CRICKET Australia have handled the awful task that befell them after Phillip Hughes’ tragic accident with exemplary calm and dignity.

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HE is the patriach of cricket in Australia. Now Richie Benaud has lent his evocative narration to Channel 9’s powerful tribute to Phillip Hughes.

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