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'07 PREMIERSHIP GIVEAWAY

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It's hard to believe that it's ten years since the Cats breakthrough premiership in 2007 to end a 44-year drought without a grand final win.

We are celebrating the famous 119-point win over Port Adelaide, the greatest grand final winning margin in VFL/AFL history, with exclusive commemorative 2007 premiership giveaways at the four Melbourne home games in 2017.

You will be able to complete the set of 2007 commemorative premiership items at Saturday’s game!

After giving away 2007 commemorative posters, drink bottles and sweat towels at their rounds 2, 3 and 6 games at Etihad Stadium and the MCG, the final item will be a 2007 premiership sweatband.

The items will be given away at Gates 1 & 3 at the MCG, before the game and stocks are strictly limited. Get in quick to avoid disappointment.

 

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BEFORE THE GAME

Fans can enjoy an interview 20 minutes before the game with Cats fan Sally Fitzgibbons, current World #2 women's surfing champ! Catch the interview live on the big screen!

 

QUARTER TIME

Cats Members and fans, put on your dancing shoes and go crazy for the Morris Finance Dance-Off! Rock it out to some tunes at 1/4 time to appear on the big screen and for your chance to win the $250 cash prize! Listen out for Pnau's "Chameleon" this week!

    

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 PUBLIC TRANSPORT

For all up-to-date transport information, please visit the MCG website

 

Train

There are two train stations close to the MCG. Jolimont (otherwise known as MCG Station) is north of the ground and offers a five-minute stroll through Yarra Park to the ground. From any railway station in the central business district, take the Hurstbridge or Epping lines.

The other station is Richmond on the south eastern side of the MCG. It's a slightly longer walk to the ground but you can walk past the Punt Road Oval to the Great Southern Stand side. To get to Richmond station from the city, take any train on the Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein, Glen Waverley, Dandenong, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston or Sandringham lines. 

 

V/Line Services

V/Line run special footy trains on match day, in addition to their regular services, which makes this a great option for getting to the game. To view the additional footy services, please visit www.vline.com.au/footy.

Please note: For all up to date information on V/Line regional rail timetables and line service updates, please visit the V/Line website or the Public Transport Victoria website.

 

Trams

Three tram routes provide access to the MCG:

For up to date public transport information in Victoria including timetables, service disruption information, ticketing or special event services visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au or download the PTV App.

 

Buses, Taxis and other transport

For other informational on buses, taxis and other travel information, please click here.

 

DRIVING, PARKING & ACCESS

Work has commenced on an upgrade to Swan Street Bridge. Lane closures on the bridge will lead to traffic congestion and additional travel time. Click here for more information.

On most event days in the precinct, when rain has not affected the park's condition, vehicles are permitted to park on the grass in Yarra Park.

Parking costs $10 (cash) and all money is invested back into upkeep of the park.

Parking gate opening times:

For more information on parking at the MCG, click here.

 

EVENT DAY LIVE UPDATES

On event days, the MCG homepage will feature live updates on the capacity of parking in Yarra Park, as demand for parking is usually greater than space available.

Note: At the conclusion of MCG events, vehicles will be held back for a period of time until pedestrians have cleared the precinct. Also, there are changed arrangements for motorbikes.

 

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES

The MCG is well serviced by pedestrian bridges that provide easy access to the stadium from a number of directions.

The William Barak Bridge, provides walking access from Flinders Street station to the MCG. It rises from Birrarung Marr (near Federation Square) over Batman Avenue, the Jolimont Railway corridor and Brunton Avenue before descending into Yarra Park. The bridge links Melbourne’s fabulous sports and entertainment venues with the heart of the city.

The Rod Laver Arena footbridge links the MCG and Rod Laver Arena, travelling between the two stadiums from the MCG’s Gate 1 concourse over the railway corridor to the foot of Rod Laver Arena

The Hisense Arena footbridge runs parallel to the Rod Laver Arena footbridge, extending from the MCG’s Gate 6 concourse over the railway corridor and descending into the Olympic Park precinct on Swan Street.

 

FERRY TO THE FOOTY

Port Phillip Ferries off a stress free alternative to get to the game. Their 35m catamaran vessel seats 400 passengers and runs direct between Portarlington and Docklands, letting you read the paper, catch up on emails while breathing in the fresh sea air and enjoying the sights and sounds of the bay.  It's just a short trip from the Port to the MCG. 

Book here for our Round 17 game.

 

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Our friendly Membership team can be found on the concourse outside Gate 3 at the 'Club Hub' from 12pm until 1.45pm. The team can assist with Membership Sales and answer all your match day questions and Membership enquiries. 

 

Not a Cats Member? You can catch the final three, ACTION-PACKED BLOCKBUSTERS at Simonds Stadium - or save on admission costs to this game!

 

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TICKET OFFERS

50% OFF LEVEL 1 RESERVED SEATS*

Simply enter codeword CATS in the 'Member Barcodes & Passwords' box to redeem! Click here to take up offer.

*Additional fees & charges may apply. Discount applicable to adult, concession and family categories only. Limited to online purchase only using the specified codeword. Subject to availability.

 

Plus, regular tickets for Saturday afternoon are still available! Click here to buy.

 

RESERVED SEAT HOLDERS

Members with a Melbourne Reserved Seat package can scan in using their Membership card (or temporary pass) to access their seat.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION

General Admission seating areas:

Great Southern Stand (Gates 4 & 5)


Olympic Stand (Gate 3)


Ponsford Stand (Gate 1)

 

General Admission Members will be able to scan in to the ground using their Membership card (or temporary pass) and access any General Admission seating, or upgrade to a Reserved Seat via Ticketek. Click here to learn how to upgrade to a Reserved Seat or for more information.  

 

GEELONG SOCIAL CLUB

Click here for the detailed Geelong Social Club guide.

Geelong Social Club Members are required to upgrade their reserved seat with Ticketek and entitled to two guest passes for this game. Please click here for more information.

 

CHEER SQUAD ALLOCATION

Geelong Cats: Bay Ms (Rows A-T)
Hawthorn: Bay M33 (Rows A-S)

 

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For the latest Cats apparel, head to the MCG Store and other outlets around the stadium! All the latest Cats gear will be available here from 12pm, including the exclusive Cats Member Hoodies.

Click here to view map of the MCG.

Make sure you're game ready and check out all the new arrivals, including the COAR and New Era range. All profits go directly towards the club, plus all Members get 10% off by presenting their Membership card!    

 

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To view the Geelong Social Club Members guide, including Round 17 Match Day dining options and information on guest passes, click here

 

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Don't forget to upload all your social media posts using the hashtag #WeAreGeelong to feature on the big screen in your Cats colours! 

Stay social and follow the Cats on all of our channels to keep updated with pre and post-game info, breaking news and be a part of the action during the match! 

TWITTER: @GeelongCats
FACEBOOK: Geelong.Cats
INSTAGRAM: @GeelongCats
SNAPCHAT: @realgeelongcats

 

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To view our Round 17 team, click here.

 

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Click here for broadcast information.

 

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