The undefeated Demons will go up against the reigning Premiers in an ANZAC Day Eve blockbuster this Saturday!
Here's your guide to Melbourne v Richmond.
Tickets are now available to all members and general public fans via Ticketek.
Before redeeming member tickets, you’ll need
- Your Ticketek account login details
- Your 12-digit barcode number. Log-in to find your barcode here.
- The barcode numbers of any other members you wish to sit with (maximum 6)
ANZAC Day Eve
The pre-game ceremony will commence at 6:45pm, with all fans encouraged to be in their seats at that time.
The arena lights will be dimmed, with the ceremony to include a performance by the Australian Army Band followed by the traditional lighting of the cauldron.
The cauldron will be lit by Jennifer Allen - the granddaughter of Melbourne and Richmond great Frank 'Checker' Hughes.
ANZAC Day Eve Guernsey
Melbourne will wear a special guernsey to mark the occasion, featuring a red poppy surrounded by the names of the 30 Melbourne players who tragically lost their lives at war.
You can also secure a match-worn guernsey via The Demon Shop's Auction page (bids close on Thursday 29 April).
Frank 'Checker' Hughes Medal
Melbourne and Richmond will honour a great of the game on ANZAC Day Eve, awarding the inaugural Frank ‘Checker’ Hughes medal.
A tribute to the seven-time premiership player and coach who served during World War I, the medal will be presented to the best player on the ground at the conclusion of Saturday night’s match.
Jennifer Allen, the granddaughter of 'Checker' Hughes will present the medal.
5:00pm - All gates
VFL at Punt Road Oval
Fans looking to get to the precinct early can catch the VFL match between Casey and Richmond from 2:00pm at the Swinburne Centre (Punt Road Oval).
Entry is $5 for Melbourne/Casey members, while general admission tickets can be purchased for $10 and juniors under 15 enter for free.
Tickets must be purchased online and will be available from 3:00pm on Wednesday 21 April via InTix. Members, use the password 'DemonsRound2' to access your discounted tickets.
The Demon Shop
Stock up on all of your red and blue merch needs at The Demon Shop from 4:30pm.
To commemorate Nathan Jones' big milestone, a range of exclusive merchandise will be available to purchase at the shop (while stocks last).
MCG COVID-Safe practices
The MCG crowd cap will be at 85% for this weekend's ANZAC Day Round fixtures.
In addition to different ticketing requirements, the MCG have put in place a number of new practices at the stadium. These include:
- Separating the ground into five zones. Each zone will have access to toilet facilities, parents rooms, first aid, merchandise, food and beverage outlets (including those with Halal and vegetarian options), mobile charging units, prayer rooms and water refill stations.
- Service Victoria QR codes at entry, which you will need to check in.
- Cashless transactions at all food, beverage and merchandise outlets.
- Hand sanitisers around the stadium.
- Cloaking facilities will not be available.
While not mandatory at the MCG, fans are also highly encouraged to bring a mask and wear this in congested areas around the ground.
For more on the MCG's COVID-Safe plan, visit the MCG website.
Find out more on the below stadium facilities:
Car parking in Yarra Park will be available for this event, subject to capacity. We advise that you arrive early in order to secure your park, as capacity may be reached before the start of the match. Vehicles arriving at Yarra Park gates once capacity is reached will be advised to use city car parks.
- Gate 3: 4.00pm
- Gate 5: 5.30pm
- Gate 6: 5.00pm
- Gate 7: 2.00pm*
*Parking alert: Access via Gate 7 is restricted to passholders and disability permit holders only.
By train, you can walk to the MCG from Richmond and Jolimont stations.
Multiple tram routes also stop close to the stadium, including the 70 (via Melbourne Park light rail), the 48 and 75 (both Wellington Parade).
To map out your trip to the 'G, use the PTV Journey Planner.
All times local
VIC/TAS: Channel 7, Fox Footy + Kayo - 7:00pm (pre-game from 6:30pm on 7mate)
NSW/ACT: 7mate, Fox Footy + Kayo - 6:30pm
QLD: Fox Footy + Kayo - 7:00pm
SA/NT: Fox Footy + Kayo - 6:30pm
WA: Fox Footy + Kayo - 5:00pm
Keep up to date with the game in the Demons Match Centre.
Follow us across social media for a behind-the-scenes insight on game day as well as live match updates as they happen.
Use the hashtags #AFLDeesTigers and #FiredUp to join the conversation.
Plus share your thanks to Jonesy for his 300th game by using the hashtag #Jonesy300.
Casey's VFL and VFLW sides will both be in action on Saturday.
VFLW Round 8
Port Melbourne v Casey
Saturday, 24 April. 10:00am
ETU Stadium (North Port Oval)
Tickets: Free entry
VFL Round 2
Richmond v Casey
Saturday, 24 April. 2:00pm
Swinburne Centre (Punt Rd Oval)
Tickets: Available via InTix. (Members, use the password 'DemonsRound2' to access your discounted tickets.)