Essendon will face St Kilda in its AAMI Community Series match on Saturday, March 5 at 7:10pm AEDT.

The Bombers’ pre-season match will be played at Marvel Stadium, with the game slated as the final competitive hit out for the Dons ahead of their March 19 round one opener.

Tickets for the game will be released at a later date and fans are encouraged to follow Essendon’s website and social media pages for ticketing updates.

The Bombers will also feature in another practice match in late February against the Western Bulldogs.

A date, time and venue for the game will be confirmed later, as will the format and number of players featured for both sides.