Fixture Magic Round

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Festerz

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Will be held 13-16 April (coinciding with national school holidays) kicking off on Thursday night at Adelaide Oval. Night games will be held at Adelaide Oval Thurs, Fri and Sat night and double headers there on the Saturday and Sunday.


There will be no showdown Port Adelaide v Crows on the weekend.

Exact timings, match-ups and venues will be officially announced at a later date but McLachlan said the remaining three matches will be played at suburban grounds and "potentially a regional venue"

SANFL and other SA state leagues will have a bye round for the weekend.

The Riverbank/Pinky Flat area adjacent to Adelaide Oval will be turned into a festival area for the weekend. Major tourism events will be organised as part of the weekend to entice family groups from other states to attend.

McLachlan said the Parade closed off for a food, wine festival to coincide with a Norwood Oval game ('if' a game was scheduled there). And the Premier pumped up the Barossa as another possible venue.

Given the dates have been announced and ALL AFL teams will be playing it will be interesting to see what happens to airline flight and accommodation prices for that weekend. Thankfully Adelaide footy fans won't have to go through that torture.

Have to say that Malinauskas pumped up the value of the event to local businesses and the community pretty damned well.

Got cynical me a bit excited.
 

magpiemaniac44

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This is my stab at the possible fixture

THU: WB V GEEL - AO

FRI: PA V COL - AO

SAT: GWS V MELB - UNLEY, 1

SAT: GC V FRE - NORWOOD, 2

SAT: SYD V BL - AO, 4

SAT: ADEL V CARL - AO, 7

SUN: ESS V STK - AO, 1

SUN: RICH V WCE - BAROSSA, 3

SUN: HAW V NM - AO, 4
 

footyfan1978

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People wanting this to be a flop are in for a bit of a shock I think. Hotels seem to be already booking up quickly, personally know several people who have already booked to fly in with only dates announced. Tickets might be a nightmare. Hopefully club members get first dibs.
Assume they from Perth.
Driving to Adelaide from Melbourne is easy enough there no need to book flights early unless you certain you want to go and tickets dirt cheap on flights this far ahead.
 

OxfordCambridge

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This is my stab at the possible fixture

THU: WB V GEEL - AO

FRI: PA V COL - AO

SAT: GWS V MELB - UNLEY, 1

SAT: GC V FRE - NORWOOD, 2

SAT: SYD V BL - AO, 4

SAT: ADEL V CARL - AO, 7

SUN: ESS V STK - AO, 1

SUN: RICH V WCE - BAROSSA, 3

SUN: HAW V NM - AO, 4
Maybe swap Barossa game to the Bay. Richmond can then feel at home.

Not sure if interstaters will want to fly to Adel then drive up and back to the Barossa for a country footy game?
 

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Tiger Toffee

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This is my stab at the possible fixture

THU: WB V GEEL - AO

FRI: PA V COL - AO

SAT: GWS V MELB - UNLEY, 1

SAT: GC V FRE - NORWOOD, 2

SAT: SYD V BL - AO, 4

SAT: ADEL V CARL - AO, 7

SUN: ESS V STK - AO, 1

SUN: RICH V WCE - BAROSSA, 3

SUN: HAW V NM - AO, 4
Geelong play on the previous monday, they wont be playing any of the thursday, friday or saturday games nor will Hawthorn.
 

Mentallo

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TBH I think today's announcement was a bit of a nothing burger.
We knew it was happening we roughly knew when it was happening and for the last few days which city it was happening in I thought they would at least say these will be the matches you will see on that weekend announcing times and dates when the full fixture is released, instead they pretty much told us what we more or less already knew.
 

Dirty Bird

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Thursday 7:10pm - Adelaide vs Collingwood - Adelaide Oval
Friday - 7:10pm - Port Adelaide vs Brisbane - Adelaide Oval
Saturday - 1:10pm - North Melbourne vs West Coast - Nuriootpa Oval
Saturday - 2:10pm - Essendon vs Carlton - Adelaide Oval
Saturday - 4:10pm - Melbourne vs Gold Coast - Norwood Oval
Saturday - 7:10pm - St Kilda vs Sydney - Adelaide Oval
Sunday - 12:40pm - Western Bulldogs vs Hawthorn - Adelaide Oval
Sunday - 2:10pm - Richmond vs Greater Western Sydney - Richmond Oval
Sunday - 4:40pm - Fremantle vs Geelong - Adelaide Oval
 

Bjo187

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Dunno why they made it free of charge to members, $50 per day like the NRL one and it still would have easily sold out in Adelaide.
 

footyfan1978

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Collingwood v Sydney Thursday night Adelaide Oval

Richmond v Brisbane Friday night Adelaide Oval

Crows v West Coast in Barossa Valley Saturday
Bulldogs v Saints Norwood Oval Saturday
Melbourne v Carlton Saturday night Adelaide Oval
North v Giants curtain raiser in that Saturday double header.


Port Power v Fremantle in Port Augusta Sunday
Suns v Cats Sunday Adelaide Oval
Essendon v Hawks Sunday curtain raiser Adelaide Oval
 

mattpolo8

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Wouldn't most non SA teams fans want their team playing in the Barossa? It's a no brainer for me. 24 hours out in the Barossa touring wineries and watching your footy team half tanked, and a night in the big smoke at Adelaide Oval.
 

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FourthTimeAround

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Inside Word* is that the event will be called CRAVE SA.

Complete
Round of
AFL.
Visit,
Enjoy
South
Australia

Marketing Campaign built around tourism eg Crave a Football Feast, Crave a Barossa Shiraz, Crave a Riverland Cruise, Crave a KI long weekend….

Won’t use Adelaide in the title as want to push the Regional / Tourism angle.

… and becomes an AFL transferable brand if it’s successful, to CRAVE WA, CRAVE NSW, etc.








*”Inside Word” means just ”Inside my head” ha ha.
 

Kane McGoodwin

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This is my stab at the possible fixture

THU: WB V GEEL - AO

FRI: PA V COL - AO

SAT: GWS V MELB - UNLEY, 1

SAT: GC V FRE - NORWOOD, 2

SAT: SYD V BL - AO, 4

SAT: ADEL V CARL - AO, 7

SUN: ESS V STK - AO, 1

SUN: RICH V WCE - BAROSSA, 3

SUN: HAW V NM - AO, 4
Would have thought neither Adelaide or Port Adelaide will be involved in the double header... as members can watch both games... so reckon they play Thursday & Friday nights.
 

Kapow!!!

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I'd be happy for Freo to play North in our extra match up in some remote SA match prior to later playing North in Perth.

I don't want to play Geelong in remote SA and then Geelong in Geelong later in the year.
As a fan watching from home I'd agree. As a fan looking to travel to see their team play I'd rather look at another weekend in Melbourne and see all the other games there that week: Same experience minus the hassel of going to and coming back from somewhere remote (and I'd experience a far better atmosphere too).

Mediocre concept. Terrible (as so far floated) execution.
 

Lets Roar like '44

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Pretty obvious. The clubs the AFL see as either meaningless or non Vic will get a paddock at Barossa or Noarlunga, or wherever they plan on playing games. Collingwood to get prime time at AO. It’s not that hard to work the fixture out.
 

Recon_29

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I think Port and Crom will play the Thursday and Friday night against smaller interstate sides, neutrals will fill the venue if they are in town (I certainly will if i can get a ticket). The double headers you'd think will be the bigger interstate clubs with already decent SA support.
 

jdeezy

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Jesus this aint an attack on south australia. Would be saying the same thing if it was in geelong.
I didn't take it as one. I just don't see how this round is apparently such an issue in your head when every other fixture inequality issue isn't.

Your team should be playing all their home games, including finals, at alphabet stadium by the by, I'd be kicking up about that as a Cats supporter rather than this neutral extra game.
 

Seattle Mariners

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So they flew Gil over to Adelaide to make an announcement about something we already knew 18 hours earlier.

Would’ve thought they could have at least locked in the venues and 9 time slots.
 

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Thu night- Port v rich -
Fri night - Adel v coll -
Sat 1pm - Gws v bulldogs - norwood
Sat 1pm - Nth v Gold Coast- barossa
Sat- 4pm - Freo v Melb -
Sat - 730 pm - Carlton v St kilda
Sun - 1pm - West Coast- Hawthorn - Richmond oval
Sun - 4pm - Ess v sydney
Sun - 730pm - Brisbane v geelong

This is a rumoured draft I heard about looks realistic and sensible
 

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