Essendon Football Club will celebrate the Purple Bombers’ fifth anniversary at the round nine match against Fremantle on Saturday evening at Marvel Stadium.

In partnership with the Purple Bombers, the Club aims to create a safe environment for LGBTIQ supporters and players by encouraging and promoting diversity and inclusion within the wider football community.

The celebration of the anniversary coincides with IDAHOBIT Day – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia on Friday, May 18.

Round nine: Essendon v Fremantle

Saturday, May 18  


Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

Key timings:

5:30pm – Gates open

7:14pm – Essendon enters arena

7:23pm – Coin toss

7:25pm – Game commences


Member Services will be located at the Club Hub outside Gate 5 at Marvel Stadium and will be open from 5:30pm until quarter time for membership sales, collections and enquiries.


Essendon Members with Home General Admission/Reserved Seat access can scan in.

Tickets are available to purchase through Ticketmaster.


Merchandise will be located outside Gate 5, and inside Gate 5 and 7 at Marvel Stadium. Don’t forget to show your 2019 membership to receive 10% off selected items.

Concourse Activation:

Giant inflatable handball game at Gate 5, thanks to Fujitsu. 

Stadium Activation:

Quarter-time: Amart Whoop Cam

Half-time: Fujitsu Fast Five – make sure you’re in your seat at the end of half-time for a chance to win $500 thanks to Fujitsu General Australia

Three-quarter time – Handball with Hankook. CLICK HERE for your chance to win!

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 hashtag for this match – #AFLDonsFreo







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Listen live:

To listen to the Bombers’ game live – tune into Macquarie Sports Radio on 1278am from 5:00pm.