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Essendon vs. Carlton

Saturday August 27

2:10pm (AEST)


Gates Open:



Member Services will be located at Gate 3 from 12:30pm until quarter time for all collections and enquiries. 

To view the general admission areas click here.


To purchase a ticket visit Ticketmaster.

Online Coverage:

Essendon fans keep across the Club’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts for inner sanctum access and comprehensive match-day coverage. You can also join the conversation on Twitter by using the official hashtags for Round 23, #AFLDonsBlues and #DonTheSash.











TV Broadcast Guide:

Melbourne –  Fox Sports 3 (LIVE) @ 14:00 

Adelaide - Fox Sports 3 (LIVE) @ 13:30

Perth - Fox Sports 3 (LIVE) @ 12:00

Sydney - Fox Sports 3 (LIVE) @ 14:00

Brisbane - Fox Sports 3 (LIVE) @ 14:00


Radio Broadcast Guide:

Melbourne – SEN, 774, Granstand Digital

Adelaide –  891 ABC, Granstand Digital

Perth – 720 ABC Perth, Grandstand Digital

Sydney –  N/A

Brisbane –  612 ABC 

Canberra - N/A

Hobart - 936 ABC

Darwin - 105.7 ABC

Regional - Croc Media 

BTV: RD23 | Team Selection - August 25, 2016

John Worsfold announces the team for Round 23.

August 25, 2016  6:20 PM


There are two train stations close to the MCG. Jolimont (otherwise known as MCG Station) is north of the ground and offers a five-minute stroll through Yarra Park to the ground. From any railway station in the central business district, take the Hurstbridge or Epping lines. 
The other station is Richmond on the south eastern side of the MCG. It's a slightly longer walk to the ground but you can walk past the Punt Road Oval to the Great Southern Stand side.

To get to Richmond station from the city, take any train on the Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein, Glen Waverley, Dandenong, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston or Sandringham lines. Advice from Public Transport Victoria for MCG patrons.



Three tram routes provide access to the MCG. No. 75 (City-Vermont South) travels along Flinders St and connects with the eastern suburbs via Wellington Parade. 

No. 48 (Docklands/City-North Balwyn) travels along Collins Street and connects with the eastern suburbs via Wellington Parade. Both these routes stop just outside the MCG.  

No. 70 (Docklands/City-Wattle Park) travels along Flinders Street then detours via Melbourne Park and the tram stop is a short walk across the footbridge to the ground. 


The Bus route 246 is run by National Bus Company, which links La Trobe University with Elsternwick Station in a useful service for patrons from the northern and southern suburbs. The 246 stops in Punt Road, just a punt kick from the ground. 

There are three taxi ranks located near the MCG for patrons to use as a safe and efficient way to hail a taxi:
- In front of Pullman Hotel, corner of Wellington Parade and Clarendon Street in East Melbourne.
- Outside Rod Laver Arena on Olympic Boulevard (previously known as Swan Street).
- Jolimont Terrace.


The MCG is well serviced by pedestrian bridges that provide easy access to the stadium from a number of directions.
The William Barak Bridge, opened in 2006 in time for the Commonwealth Games, is a 525-metre bridge that provides walking access from Flinders Street station to the MCG. It rises from Birrarung Marr (near Federation Square) over Batman Avenue, the Jolimont Railway corridor and Brunton Avenue before descending into Yarra Park. 
The bridge links Melbourne’s fabulous sports and entertainment venues with the heart of the city.
The Rod Laver Arena footbridge links the MCG and Rod Laver Arena, travelling between the two stadiums from the MCG’s Gate 1 concourse over the railway corridor to the foot of Rod Laver Arena
The Hisense Arena footbridge runs parallel to the Rod Laver Arena footbridge, extending from the MCG’s Gate 6 concourse over the railway corridor and descending into the Olympic Park precinct on Swan Street



Car parking is usually available at the MCG in Yarra Park on event days. This land is controlled by Melbourne Cricket Club and managed on event days by Care Park. 
Parking currently costs $10 per car.

Enjoy the most unique dining experience football has to offer when Essendon take on Carlton this Saturday at the MCG.

The Culinary Chairman’s Series showcases three of Melbourne’s great passions of food, sport and business. 

Adrian Richardson, Head Chef and Owner of La Luna Bistro will personally design a three-course menu using the finest local ingredients, which will be accompanied by premium wines.

Combined with live entertainment, leading guest speakers and premium level two reserved seating to enjoy the match, our Culinary Chairman’s Functions provide an exclusive opportunity for you and your guests to network among Club board members, sponsors and VIP’s.

Click here for more details or to purchase a ticket.

Key features include:

• Culinary three-course menu personally designed by Adrian Richardson served pre-game 

• Full beverage service including premium wines, selection of ales and soft drinks 

• Pre-game address by Club Chairman 

• Live entertainment 

• Engaging in-room football competition 

• Half-time fare 

• AFL Football Records 

Dress Code: Jacket & Tie, business attire

Shop from your seat and make sure you #DonTheSash with a huge selection of 2016 adidas and supporter apparel available from

Pete’s Dragon will be at the AFL this weekend! A green screen activation at the MCG will provide participants a clip of them flying on Elliot’s back. At quarter-time, half-time and three quarter time breaks hold your poster of Pete’s Dragon up to be in the chance to win an advanced screening of the film with your friends and family in Gold Class!

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. Releasing in cinemas across Australia from September 15!