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Your 2017 AFL finals arrangements

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GRAND FINAL

The Members Reserve’s capacity of about 22,800 will be available for the 2017 AFL Grand Final on Saturday September 30. Full members are advised to check details of seating arrangements and the reserved seat ballot in the information sheet accompanying the recent renewal notice mailing.

While Restricted and Provisional members are ineligible to attend the grand final, if the Reserve appears likely to be at less than capacity, a limited number of entry tickets may be sold to Restricted members either in the week leading up to the grand final or on the morning of the match.

The Reserve will again be split into approximately 55 per cent reserved seats and 45 per cent walk-up seats for the grand final. About 12,500 pre-purchased reserved seats are set aside for successful applicants in the ballot and the remainder will be available for walk-up members when gates open on grand final morning.

EARLY FINALS

The Reserve will operate as per the home and away season during the first three weeks of the AFL finals series, with the majority of seating available on a walk-up basis to Full and Restricted members. Reserved seats will also be available.

Provisional members have no entitlement to enter the MCC Reserve for AFL finals matches. However, subject to the schedule of matches and forecast attendance in the Reserve, the club may offer a form of access to Provisional members in the first two weeks of the finals series. This will be reviewed on a match-by-match basis once the finals schedule is released in September.

VISITOR TICKETS

The number of visitor tickets available for early finals will depend on the expected popularity of each game. Up to four per member may be available.

Approximately 9000 reserved seats on levels 1 and 4 will be available for members and their guests for matches in the first three weeks of the AFL finals.

Visitor tickets and reserved seats will be available through Ticketek or from the Membership Services Office at the ground (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri) and, subject to availability, at the members’ entrance on match days.

DINING

Ballot registrations for the Members Dining Room and Jim Stynes Grill will be taken via website or phone from 9.00am to 5.00pm on the Tuesday preceding the particular match/es in the first three weeks of the finals series. For the grand final, the ballot will be held on Monday September 25 from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Members are only entitled to one registration in the ballot. Duplicate registrations will be excluded. A reserved seat on Level 2 is part of the Members Dining Room package during the early finals but this does not apply for the grand final. Diners in the Jim Stynes Grill receive a seat in the room to watch the match.

All other dining conditions that existed during the home and away season will apply during the finals.