Yes, you will need to purchase tickets should you wish to attend.
As a member of a club participating in the finals you will receive priority access to purchase tickets before the general public for games in which your club competes.
Members who purchased their membership after August 31, 2016 do not have access to purchase finals tickets via their club membership. These members will not be able to purchase tickets until they are made available to the general public.
Please check with your club should you have any queries about your entitlements.
The member priority period for week 1 matches will be for 24 hours from 10am Tuesday August 30 (venue local time). For weeks 2 & 3, the priority period will be from 9am-1pm the Monday before each match. Match details for each week will be announced at the completion of the previous week’s games. All up-to-date finals ticketing information and links to buy tickets for all matches will be available at afl.com.au/finals.
At the time of purchase you will need your 2016 membership card or 12-digit barcode number for all members you are wishing to purchase tickets for.
Week 1 tickets will go on sale to the general public at 12pm (venue local time) Wednesday August 31. For weeks 2 & 3, tickets will go on sale at 2pm the Monday prior to the match, subject to availability.
A transaction limit per venue applies when purchasing tickets. In addition members may have access to purchase additional tickets during the first three weeks of the finals (Please note: the quantity of additional tickets is subject to the teams and venues - please refer to your member emails or check afl.com.au/finalstickets for updates). Extra tickets will not be available to any match played at Domain Stadium or Adelaide Oval. For all other matches the quantity of tickets will be subject to the teams and venues.
Please check afl.com.au/finalstickets or members refer to your member emails or for updates prior to tickets going on sale.
Yes, you can. Competing club members can choose which team area they sit in.
All membership barcodes will be required when purchasing tickets.
If purchasing at an outlet or via phone, you will be asked which team allocation you would like to sit in.
If you purchase via the internet, you will need to select a team area before moving on to select your seat preference.
Ticketek - Adelaide Oval, ANZ Stadium, SCG, Manuka Oval and MCG
Ticketmaster - Etihad Stadium, Domain Stadium, Simonds Stadium and Spotless Stadium
Please check the relevant websites for outlet locations and check with their local outlet to confirm operating times.
Please note: Members wishing to purchase a family ticket for any finals match sold via Ticketmaster are required to do so in person or via the phone (online bookings cannot be facilitated).
The AFL distributes an equitable number of tickets within each reserved seat category, along with restricted/standing room tickets (if applicable) to members of both competing clubs for each final.
You will be able to nominate which club you wish to be seated with.
Tickets will be sold on a first in, next best available basis and will be subject to availability.
You will be able to purchase based on your preferred price category for the first three weeks of the finals. However, due to the demand for tickets, all ticket agents are advised to sell ‘next best available’ to make the allocation process fast and convenient for purchasers.
Please note: Payment for all finals tickets is strictly cash or credit card.
During the club members on-sale you must have all your 2016 membership barcodes and you can only purchase a finals ticket equivalent to the type of membership you hold (i.e. an Adult Member can only purchase an adult finals ticket).
As there is always a high demand for AFL Finals tickets, some individuals seek financial gain by purchasing finals tickets and then on-selling them at a higher price. The AFL can not verify tickets advertised via third parties and so we encourage all members and fans to purchase tickets via the primary ticket agent (links to purchase online can be found at afl.com.au/finalstickets) to avoid the risk of being denied entry to the game.
AFL full and silver members (excluding absentee members) whose club of support is one of the competing clubs may access the competing club members’ ticket allocation in the public section of the ground in weeks 1-3.
AFL members who choose to purchase tickets from the competing club member allocation, will pay the full public ticket price.
For AFL Reserve entitlements, please check membership.afl.com.au