Essendon will look to bounce back on the biggest stage of the home and away season when it hosts Collingwood on Anzac Day.
Below is all the key match info you need for the 27th edition of the annual blockbuster.
Essendon v Collingwood
3:20pm AEST, Sunday April 25
TV*: Channel Seven, Fox Footy, Kayo (all from 3pm)
Radio*: Triple M, 3AW, SEN 1116, AFL Nation, ABC
*Based on Melbourne/VIC region. Click here to adjust your state.
GETTING THERE AND ENTRY TO THE GROUND
Be there early! With a huge crowd expected for the traditional Anzac Day clash, lines will be a little longer than usual for entry to the ground, so make sure you check in and have your vax status ready when reaching the gate.
For our Reserved Seat members, access is via your Mobile Membership, while all General Admission members who have upgraded to a reserved seat for the game must use their Ticketek ticket for access. There is no general admission access for this game.
If you are having any issues navigating or gaining entry, please speak to a member of the MCG customer service team or our member services team.
Limited car parking will be available in Yarra Park for this game. Please arrive early if you intend to park at the MCG.
Your Mobile Membership via the Essendon app is your ticket to the game. If you haven’t received your commemorative member card for this season yet, they are on the way, but remember they are only a memento and do not provide access to games. All the information you need to access your Mobile Membership can be found here.
Our member services team will be located inside the club hub located at gate three from 12:30pm.
We are thrilled to once again host our High Mark and Silver members in the Hassett Room on level two of the Shane Warne Stand throughout the game. Use your Mobile Membership to gain access, and grab a ticket in the raffle to win great prizes!
ANZAC DAY CEREMONY
The biggest home and away game of the year is back in front of a capacity crowd at the MCG.
An incredibly powerful pre-game experience is planned for attendees, including the chance to pay respect to a number of our veteran servicemen and women, and the traditional Anzac Day observance ceremony ahead of the bounce.
A full run-down of the pre-game activity is as follows:
2:08pm - Air Force band to play
2:31pm - Motorcade of Veterans
2:40pm - Live performance from Australian duo Lime Cordiale
2:52pm - Game ball presented to umpires
2:59pm - Essendon and Collingwood run through joint banner
3:08pm - Anzac Day observance ceremony
3:18pm - Coin toss
3:20pm - Bounce
PARTNERS AND ACTIVATIONS
Visit the Fujitsu team outside gate three from 12pm to score yourself some great goodies.
The team from AIA Vitality will be hosting its health zone outside gate two from 12pm, with some great giveaways on offer.
Amart Kick for Keeps – Visit the Amart Bombers Living Room pre-game outside gate three on the concourse to find out how to enter for a chance to win some amazing prizes at three-quarter time.
Fans can participate in the Fujitsu Fast Five half-time trivia by simply scanning the QR code on the big screen for their chance to win!
The Fujitsu Flame is on a hot streak after last week’s thumping win. At quarter-time this week, you will see one lucky fan attempt to beat the Flame to win $500. Register your details for a chance to take on the Flame and pocket a cool $500 at our next home game.
Show your passion with a huge of range of 150-year merchandise, including the incredible 2022 Anzac Day guernsey, available outside gates one, two, three, four and five, as well as inside gates one, two and five and the MCG Shop. Don’t forget, 2022 members receive 10 per cent off all merchandise, so there is no better time to grab a guernsey or bag yourself a beanie.