MELBOURNE is preparing to welcome thousands of kids to the MCG in Round 17, as the club hosts its second annual 'Kids Takeover' game when the Dees take on the Eagles.

The event will be an opportunity for Demon families to create core football memories, with the entire match day reimagined to create an epic experience for kids.

The match will take place as part of Kids Go Free month, so fans under the age of 15 can enjoy all of the below entertainment free of charge.


Round 17
Melbourne v West Coast
1.10pm Sunday 7 July

Tickets for Round 17 are now available via Ticketek.


Join the Dees for a 'Carnival on the Concourse!' Featuring rides, activities, entertainment and giveaways, the kids will never want to leave.

The Kids Zone will be open from 11am, closing at half time.

MCG concourse, between Gates 2 and 3

- The Dee Train (taking passenger rides throughout Yarra Park)
- Chair-o-plane ride
- Bungee trampolines
- Teacup ride
- A DJ
- Face painting
- Partner giveaways (don't forget to grab your Harvest Snaps free samples after the game!)

Melbourne staff will be handing out 'Golden Tickets' to a few lucky families in the Kids Zone pre-game. This ticket will grant an epic inner-sanctum experience for one adult and one junior. Get down early for your chance to win!


And don't forget about the activity inside the 'G! Not only will families be able to enjoy an exciting game of footy between the Dees and Eagles, but kids will also have the opportunity to take part in a range of fun games displayed on the big screen, including Simon Says, Pass the Parcel and Musical Chairs.


Get your crayons out! We're calling on all junior fans to create artwork for the club's big screen display; simply submit drawings of your favourite Demons' players here for the chance to have your picture on the big screen as the players run out. We'll select a handful of clever artists to win an epic match day experience. Good luck!


Heading to the game via train? There are two train stations close to the MCG, Jolimont and Richmond.

To get to Jolimont station, take the Hurstbridge or Epping lines from any railway station in the central business district. 

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. 

Multiple tram routes also stop close to the stadium, including the 70, (via Melbourne Park light rail), the 48, 75 (both Wellington Parade).


If you're driving, Yarra Park parking is the most convenient place to park. However, be sure to keep an eye on parking updates via the MCC as this can be subject to weather conditions.

You can also find some alternative parking options:

Wilson Parking
11 Exhibition Street
172 Flinders Street
Federation Square

First Parking
Collins Place

Federation Square
202 Flinders Lane

34-60 Little Collins Street
114 Flinders Street

Melbourne & Olympic Parks
Eastern Plaza Car Park

On-Street Parking
Metered parking is available around Fitzroy Gardens, the Botanical Gardens and along the Yarra River.