Essendon VFL will take on Richmond in a curtain raiser to Dreamtime at the 'G on Saturday, beginning at 2:35pm AEST.

Fans with a valid ticket to the AFL game will be able to attend, with gates one, three and six at the MCG open from 2:15pm.

The game will also be streamed live on the AFL website.

Essendon's AFL clash with Richmond kicks off from 7:40pm.