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The Premiership Party - AFL Grand Final day

Sep 13, 2012

This year, football fans will have the chance to get closer to the AFL Grand Final than ever before with the launch of a new post-match fan experience at the MCG, The Premiership Party.

The Premiership Party is an unprecedented fan event that will see the MCG open Gate 3 to the public after the 2012 AFL Grand Final, for the chance to enjoy a free encore performance by The Temper Trap and Paul Kelly in the lead-up to a special presentation to the crowd of the 2012 AFL Premiers.

Fans will have the opportunity to celebrate the 2012 Premiers at the home of football for the first time, with free post-match admittance and entertainment from Australia’s best musical talent.

This will be the only opportunity for fans to publicly see the 2012 AFL Premiers on Grand Final day.

How do I enter the stadium?
Entry is only via Gate 3 in the Olympic Stand.

The 2011 AFL premiers, Geelong Cats, celebrate on the MCG.What time is the event?
6.00pm – 8.00pm

How much does is cost?
FREE entry- no tickets needed.

Can I attend if I don’t have a Grand Final Ticket?
Yes, this event is open to the public and is FREE.

Where will we be seated?
Fans will be seated in the Great Southern Stand

Is there parking at the venue?
There will be no parking available in Yarra Park.

More information? Visit the AFL website here

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This year’s AFL Grand Final will cap a season-long celebration of connecting Australia’s Game with Australian music.

As one of Australia’s most successful bands here and abroad over the past four years, The Temper Trap - best known for their international smash hit ‘Sweet Disposition’ - will headline a new halftime show in the middle of the MCG as well as performing an encore performance with Paul Kelly at The Premiership Party.

Paul Kelly, arguably Australia’s greatest singer songwriter, will headline the new pre-match program, which includes members of the football fraternity ranging from former AFL legends and retiring players to the year’s best Auskickers and the Grand Final Sprint. 

Iconic Australian singer/songwriter and face of the AFL’s ‘This is Greatness’ 2012 finals campaign, Tim Rogers, will also perform as part of the pre-match program.

The 2012 AFL Grand Final will see the following format changes:

PRE-MATCH
Build-up to the Grand Final will include fan activities in and around the MCG and Melbourne CBD, TAC Cup players, AIS squad and NAB Auskick presentations, Lifebroker Mark and Origin Goal of the Year presentations, Gillette Grand Final Sprint, Grand Final team warm-ups, motorcade featuring retired players and a performance by Tim Rogers.

In the build-up to the first bounce Paul Kelly will perform a short set of some of Australia’s most loved songs from his vast repertoire.

HALFTIME SHOW
The Temper Trap will perform a devoted show in the middle of the MCG throughout the halftime break.

POST-MATCH
The Premiership Party – A Celebration of Greatness

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