AFL grand final 2016: Where to watch the big game

by admin on July 14th, 2018

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The first bounce is at 2.30pm (AEST) on Saturday. The order of events

8am Melbourne Cricket Club gates open

9.30am General public gates open

1.37pm Vance Joy performs

1.45pm The Living End performs

1.53pm Sting performs

2.30pm Match starts

5.15pm Final siren

6.15pm Virgin Australia premiership party

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On television

Channel 7, 7HD, 7Mate – pre-game shows from 9am, game from 2pm.

On radio

Triple M 12pm-6pm (plus, in regional Victoria, on SUN FM Mildura, 95 3SR Shepparton, Star FM Warragul)

ABC Grandstand Digital From 1pm (plus 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Victoria)

3AW From 7am

SEN 1pm-7pm Grand final day weather

Pack the ponchos and umbrellas just in case Melbourne turns into its unpredictable self.

It will be raining as people wake up on Saturday morning but by the bounce at 2.30pm those showers will have cleared, according to Weatherzone and the Bureau of Meteorology.

Melbourne will be partly cloudy, with a top of 17 degrees and rainfall between one and four millimetres in the morning.

“All of the game is looking dry at this stage, if there’s any rainfall during the grand final it will be very light and brief, and it won’t have any significant impact on play,” Weatherzone meteorologist Ben Domensino said.

With wind blowing from the north-west at 25km/h, if there will be any advantage during the game – it will be for the team kicking to the Punt Road end.

By half-time, the showers will have cleared completely and the weather will remain cool but dry throughout Saturday evening. What’ll the weather look like for the @AFLGrandFinal? Here’s your Footy Forecast. https://t.co/XKSqNhntXV— AFL (@AFL) September 30, 2016How to get to the MCG

Melbourne’s free tram zone has been extended to the MCG and Yarra Park to help punters get to the MCG hassle-free.

But all other train, tram or bus transport for the game will require a myki.

​Public Transport Victoria will add extra services to and from Flinders Street, Richmond and Jolimont stations.

Flinders Street Station is 15 minutes’ walk from the ground, Jolimont Station four minutes, and Richmond Station between five and seven minutes. Ready for the #AFLGrandFinal tomorrow? Public transport is the easiest way to get to the @MCG Plan your journey now: https://t.co/zxIfH23T8Tpic.twitter南京夜网/F9ccjVOzN8— PTV (@ptv_official) September 30, 2016Where to watch for the Doggies

Whitten Oval 417 Barkly Street, Footscray

Those who couldn’t snag a ticket to the MCG can join the extended Western Bulldogs family at their spiritual home, with gates opening at 1pm. There will be two big screens and food trucks serving lunch and snacks. The venue will close at 6.30pm, with no post-game event scheduled at this stage. Parking will be very limited, so public transport is advisable.

The Sun Theatre 8 Ballarat Street, Yarraville

The Sun Theatre, in the heart of Yarraville Village, will screen the match at the Ballarat Street park across from the cinema. The free event is open to anyone, but people are advised to get in early to secure a spot on the grass.

The Plough Hotel 333 Barkly Street, Footscray

The Plough – a stone’s throw from the Doggies’ home – will screen the game on two TVs. A pie and a pot will set you back $20 before and during the game. If last weekend’s turnout is anything to go by, the pub will fill up well before the first bounce, so don’t dilly-dally. Doors open at 11.30am.

Photo: Joe Armao

The Railway Hotel 35 Anderson Street, Yarraville

The pub was so full last weekend that some supporters had to stand outside in the rain, peeking through the windows at the screens. The cheering inside was deafening when the Doggies claimed victory against GSW, and let’s hope it’s the same on Saturday. 

Photo: Joe Armao

The Royal Mail Hotel 519 Spencer Street, West Melbourne

Typically a Kangaroos pub, the Royal Mail in North Melbourne has added a touch of red to its usual blue and white facade in a show of support for their fellow working class club.

Other pubs screening the game in the west 

Station Hotel, Footscray

The Park Hotel, Werribee

Back Alley Sally’s, Footscray

Two Brothers on Blyth, Altona

The Spotswood Hotel, SpotswoodWhere to watch for the Bloods

Photo: Eddie Jim

The Rising Sun Hotel 2 Raglan Street, South Melbourne

The unofficial Victorian home of the Swans, this place is red and white all year round. On Saturday, it will be full to the brim.

Join us at The Rising Sun Hotel South Melbourne this week for 2016 #AFLGF celebrations. Festivities kick off with the…Posted by The Rising Sun Hotel South Melbourne on  Sunday, September 25, 2016Photo: Darrian Traynor

Federation Square Swanston and Flinders streets, Melbourne CBD 

Soak up the AFL grand final atmosphere with your family and thousands of your “closest friends”. All the action at the MCG will be broadcast on the big screen from 1.30pm. There will be a variety of food trucks on site to fuel your enthusiasm. Alternatively, you can catch the match live and loud at Beer DeLuxe at the square. The game will be shown on its big screens in the beer garden, main bar, grill and burger bar.

Photo: Joao Canziani

The MCG

Two big screens outside the ‘G will cater for fans, with gates set to open at 1pm. Food trucks will be on hand. Parking will be limited.

The Foxtel Footy Festival is in Yarra Park outside Gate 3, and is free. There will be a kids’ zone, local singer/songwriter Illy will be performing and, most importantly, there will be footy-themed dishes available from Tokyo, Biggie Smalls, Burch & Purchese and more.

Garden State Hotel 101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Here’s a two-birds-one-stone situation: get around the GF while also checking out one of Melbourne’s hottest new venues. Garden State is offering a few packages for the big day: a pre-game breakfast package from 9am-12pm, with a set menu and drinks; Game Time in the Garden for those who want to watch the game in the beer garden (which comes with toasties and other snacks); and Game Time in the Observatory for those serious about getting a good seat and a three-course meal.   The biggest day of the AFL season is here!! Book now for our pre-game breaky ($85 pp 9am-12pm) or our Game Time in the Garden package (during the game) For ticketing and more information click on the link in our bio!A photo posted by Garden State Hotel (@gardenstatehotel) on Sep 26, 2016 at 1:33am PDT

On the Mark at Fringe Festival 522 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne

Get a different perspective on the game with this free live screening accompanied by commentary from Fringe Festival guests Laura Dunemann and Geraldine Hickey, who are sure to serve it up with a side of hilarity. There will be a half-time performance from Thando, as well as tunes from DJ MzRizk, to keep the party going after the final siren.

Grand Final at the Grosvenor 10 Brighton Rd, St Kilda East

Yelling “Down in front!” isn’t going to be an issue at the Grosvenor Hotel’s big grand final day party, with eight large screens showing the game. There will be $15 burgers to sink your teeth into, as well as various local beers to try, prizes and free pots of Coopers Pale Ale between the first bounce and the first score (let’s hope it’s a slow first quarter). In Geelong

The Sporting Globe 175 – 177 Ryrie Street, Geelong

The Globe has more than 50 screens, so you won’t miss a second of the GF. And with beer towers and wine buckets on special all day at the venue, you’re sure to have a good time.

Geelong Indoor Sports 13 Gravel Pits Rd, South Geelong

For something a little more local, head to Geelong Indoor Sports, where the pots are $3.50. There will be a pre-match raffle for the “premium seats” with table service. There is a free courtesy bus into town after the match. Doors open at 12pm.

Start time for those watching around the world

Britain 5.30am Saturday

Mainland Europe 6.30am Saturday (western), 7.30am Saturday (eastern)

United States 9.30pm Friday (west coast), 12.30am Saturday (east coast)

Dubai 8.30am Saturday

New Zealand 5.30pm Saturday

Thailand 11.30am Saturday

Japan 1.30pm Saturday

Bali 12.30pm Saturday

Aimee Amiga

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