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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|21||Richmond||Windy Hill||1pm, Saturday, August 22|
*Channel 7 broadcast game