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The Ultimate AFL Grand Final Guide: Your Go-To for Everything You Need to Know

The Ultimate AFL Grand Final Guide: Your Go-To for Everything You Need to Know

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The Ultimate Guide to the 2023 AFL Grand Final

Broadcast and Entertainment

With the 2023 AFL Grand Final just around the corner, it is important to stay informed on all the details of the big day. The pre-game coverage will begin at 9am on the Seven Network with the Grand Final Brunch, followed by the Grand Final Countdown at 10:30am. The game itself can only be viewed live on Channel Seven with free-to-air TV or on the 7plus App. If you miss the live broadcast, you can catch a replay on Kayo Sports. The Collingwood Magpies’ AFLW side will also be playing at Punt Road Oval at 11:05am, which will be broadcast live on Seven Mate, Kayo Sports, and Fox Sports 3.

As for the entertainment, iconic rock band KISS will be rocking the MCG as the pre-game show begins at 1:30pm. They will be joined by William Barton and Jess Hitchcock, while acclaimed singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke will perform the national anthem. During halftime, homegrown talent Mark Seymour & the Undertow will take the stage, with Miller-Heidke joining them. The halftime show will start at 3:45pm.


Here are some other key timings you should be aware of:

  • 8:00am: MCC Unreserved seats and standing room gates open
  • 9:00am: MCC Reserved seating gates open
  • 9:30am: Public and AFL reserve gates open
  • 12:38pm: Grand Final sprint
  • 2:13pm: Teams enter field
  • 2:24pm: Delivery of Premiership Cup

Fan Live Sites

If you have tickets for the Grand Final Live Site at the AIA Vitality Centre, you are in for a memorable experience. The gates open at 10am, and there will be big screens, food trucks, KFC giveaways, Nike face painting, hair braiding, and much more. However, if you don’t have tickets for this event, you can still enjoy the atmosphere at the free Grand Slam Oval Live Site, which also opens at 10am.

Footy Festival

Starting at 8am, the Footy Festival will kick off at Yarra Park. This event, which is perfect for a school holiday adventure, is completely free and offers entertainment for all ages. You can expect player appearances, giveaways, live music, and some of Melbourne’s best food trucks and bars.

March to the ‘G

The traditional march to the MCG will take place on Saturday, and it is open to all fans, whether they are attending the game in person or watching from elsewhere. The march will begin at the Grand Slam Oval at 12pm and should arrive at Gate 1 of the MCG at 12:20pm.

Pies at the Pub

If you can’t make it to the game or the live sites, you can still join fellow fans at Pies at the Pub events across the country. Collingwood Football Club has partnered with CUB to set up these gatherings, allowing fans to watch the Grand Final together. In Melbourne, you can head to The Birmingham Hotel or The Sporting Globe. In South Australia, you have the option of The Strathmore Hotel, The Cremorne Hotel, or The Lion Hotel. For those in Queensland, The Sporting Globe Robina and The Normanby Hotel are the places to be. Western Australia is covered with The Sporting Globe and The Oxford Hotel. Finally, in New South Wales, you can join the festivities at The Sporting Globe.

Submit Your Fan Photo

Fans are encouraged to submit their best photo of how they are watching the Pies in the Grand Final for a chance to win a team-signed guernsey. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your support and possibly win a fantastic prize.

In conclusion, the 2023 AFL Grand Final promises to be a thrilling event, both on and off the field. Make sure to plan your day accordingly and take advantage of the various activities and entertainment options available. Whether you are at the MCG, watching at a fan live site, or joining fellow fans at a pub, the atmosphere will be electric. Show your support for Collingwood and enjoy the spectacle of Australian Rules Football at its finest.


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