Essendon will host Sydney at the MCG on Sunday following the re-scheduling of the round 20 clash.

The match was due to be played at the Gabba on Saturday night, until Queensland's snap lockdown forced both clubs to flee the state on Saturday afternoon.

It will now be played at an empty MCG from 3:10pm AEST, and broadcast live on Channel Seven.

Essendon's Queensland-based members who had a ticket to the game at the Gabba will receive direct communication from the club, while any public ticket buyers will automatically receive a refund for their full ticket purchase from Ticketmaster with no action required.

Essendon v Sydney
3:10pm AEST, Sunday, August 1
Live on Seven