Patrick Keane @AFL_PKeane
- For those asking, Grand Final is officially listed as Hawthorn v West Coast because Hawthorn won PF1 & WCoast won PF2. PF1 winner named 1st
- In GF, AFL directs clubs what to wear & NOT based on ladder rank as per first 3 weeks of finals. Haw to wear home. WC to wear royal jumper.
- Useless GFinal stat: Non-Victorian teams have 8-5 record when travelling to Melbourne to play a Vic-based team in a GF. WCoast 2W1L Haw 3W1L
- AFL Grand Final Milestones: Andrew Gaff - 104th consec game since rd17, 2011. Equals WCoast club record held by Dean Cox.
- AFL GF milestones: Shaun Burgoyne to play 31st final. Draws level with Gordon Coventry in 2nd place ever, behind only M Tuck (39).
- AFL GF milestones: Sharrod Wellingham, Xavier Ellis aiming to become 30th and 31st players in VFL/AFL history with flags at 2 clubs.
- GF milestone AClarkson can be 5th man to win 16 finals at 1 club. Most at 1club: McHale 27, Sheedy 23, Reynolds 21, Smith 16, Hafey, Clarkson 15
- GF (odd) milestone: If S Selwood picked & WCoast win, family would join Cordner, Rose & Twomey as families with 3 brothers to play in flags.
- GF (odd) milestone: Xavier Ellis can become only 4th person ever to win a 2nd flag playing in GF against his original premiership club.
- Eddie Drohan, Mick Grace & current AFL Commissioner Jason Ball are the 3 prev. VFL/AFL players to win 2nd flag against their orig prem club.
- Grand Final Start: 2.30pm AEST, 12.30pm WA, 2pm SA
- Grand Final kick off: likely around 3.10-3.20pm AEST (TBC)
- AFL MAtch Centre
- MCG Match Centre
Parking and Transport
The MCC estimates that there will only be 1,000 car parks available for the estimated 100,000 attendees.
Grand Final Entertainment
- Grand Final Entertainment: Bryan Adams, Ellie Goulding, Chris Isaaks,
- National Anthem: Kate Cebrano
- Mike Brady
This will be broadcast live and free on Channel 7 in High Definition. There will be no live Fox broadcast for this event.
Predicted to be fine, sunny, with a top of 28. In other words, damn perfect weather for the Grand Final.
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The Foxtel Footy Festival celebrates all that is brilliant about Melbourne! Showcasing the best Melbourne has to offer in food, music, movies, and of course, footy.
All fans are invited and it’s free to attend, because you make the game! Located in Yarra Park outside Gate 3 of the MCG and running for 4 days from Wednesday 30 September until Grand Final day on Saturday 3 October.
Bring the family and come celebrate the greatest time of the year, Finals time. Included activities are outlined in more detail here.
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No parking in Yarra Park tomorrow for @AFLGrandFinal parade. Leave the car at home and catch public transport: http://bit.ly/1O9MiWj
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