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Richmond v Essendon

Saturday MAY 27

7:25 pm





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Last updated 7:08PM

Expected crowd85,000

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Opening times




AFL Reserve


MCC Reserve



Gate 3: 2.00pm

Gate 5: 4.00pm

Gate 6: 4.00pm

Gate 7: 12.00pm

Other information

Ticket update

Reserved seats are on sale at Ticketek here. General admission tickets are no longer on sale.

Fans who do not already have a general admission ticket or a Richmond/Essendon membership with general admission access to this match, are urged to pre-purchase a reserved seat. Depending on demand, they may not be available for sale at the ground on Saturday night.

Estimated attendance


General admission seating areas

- Great Southern Stand: Q1-Q7 (Rows P-DD)
- Ponsford Stand: Q31-Q36 (Rows V-MM)
- Olympic Stand: Q53-Q55 (Rows AA-MM)

Curtain raiser

Footy Means Business (Yagmoor v Campbell) commences at 2.55pm.

Order of activities

5.10pm: Long Walkers enter arena
6.10pm–6.35pm: Preliminary warm up opportunity
6.45pm-6.55pm: Dreamtime at the G presentation commences
7.05pm-7.10pm: Players and umpires enter the arena
7.18pm: Welcome to Country Ceremony
7.25pm: Match commences
10.05pm (approx): On-field post-match presentation of Yiooken trophy to the player adjudged best on ground.

Avoid the queues - arrive early

Security procedures such as bag checks and patron scanning will again be in place as fans make their way into the stadium. This process will lead to minor delays, so it is recommended that you arrive by around 6.00pm, as those who arrive later may miss the pre-game ceremony.

Plan your trip - Swan Street Bridge works

Work has commenced on an upgrade to Swan Street Bridge. Lane closures on the bridge will lead to traffic congestion and additional travel time. We therefore recommend fans plan ahead and take an alternative route, or avoid driving all the way to the MCG and catch public transport instead.


Due to expected demand, car parking space in Yarra Park will be limited. We therefore recommend fans avoid driving all the way to the MCG if possible.

After the final siren, vehicles parked in Yarra Park will be held back for a period of time until pedestrians have safely cleared the precinct. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

National Sports Museum

Get to the game early and visit the National Sports Museum before you watch your team run out. Only on game days, receive 50 per cent off entry to the NSM during event mode.

MCG Tours: 10.00am-12.00pm
NSM: 10.00am-2.00pm
NSM (event access): 2.30pm-7.00pm

Cheer squad seating

Richmond: Bays M3 (Rows A-K) and M4 (Rows A-K)
Essendon: Bay M33 (Rows A-G)

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