Essendon VFL will feature prominently on the big stage next year, following the release of the 2020 Hard Yakka/Totally Workwear VFL fixture on Wednesday.

The VFL Bombers will be on the road in the opening two rounds, beginning their campaign against the Northern Blues at Preston City Oval on April 4 before a Good Friday match with Footscray at Victoria University Whitten Oval.

The Good Friday clash is the first showpiece game for Essendon VFL, which will share the big stage with the Bombers' AFL side on three occasions: the Dreamtime Match against Richmond VFL at the Swinburne Centre, an Anzac Day clash with Collingwood VFL at Olympic Park Oval, and a curtain-raiser at the MCG against Casey to the round 7 AFL encounter with Melbourne.

The VFL Bombers will play seven games at spiritual home Windy Hill, with their first coming in round three against Williamstown.

They'll also create history when they travel south to feature in Frankston's first-ever game under lights at Skybus Stadium in round 11.

Under the guidance of new coach Mark Corrigan, Essendon VFL will be looking to go at least one step further in 2020 following consecutive preliminary final losses.

Check out the fixture below.

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BTV: VFL | 2019 Season recap

A look back at Essendon VFL's 2019 season.

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ROUND OPPONENT VENUE TIME & DATE
1 Northern Blues Preston City Oval 1pm, Saturday, April 4
2 Footscray Victoria University Whitten Oval 12pm, Friday, April 10
3 Williamstown Windy Hill 12pm, Saturday, April 18
4 Collingwood Olympic Park Oval 12pm, Saturday, April 25
5* Casey Demons MCG 12pm, Sunday, May 3
6 Geelong Windy Hill 12pm, Saturday, May 9
7 Coburg Highgate Reserve 2pm, Sunday, May 17
8 Richmond Swinburne Centre 2:10pm, Saturday, May 23
9 Port Melbourne Windy Hill 11:30am, Sunday, May 31
10 BYE    
11 Frankston Skybus Stadium 7pm, Saturday, June 13
12 Sandringham Trevor Barker Beach Oval 2:10pm, Sunday, June 21
13 Footscray Windy Hill 12pm, Saturday, June 27
14 Box Hill Windy Hill 2pm, Saturday, July 4
15 BYE    
16 North Melbourne Windy Hill 11am, Sunday, July 19
17 Williamstown Downer Oval 2pm, Sunday, July 26
18 Werribee Avalon Airport Oval 2pm, Sunday, August 2
19 Port Melbourne ETU Stadium 2pm, Saturday, August 8
20 BYE    
21 Richmond Windy Hill 1pm, Saturday, August 22


*Channel 7 broadcast game