Bleeding Blue and White
- Sep 23, 2005
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
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- Arsenal, Chicago Bulls
North Melbourne is commemorating its 150th anniversary in 2019.
To help mark the occasion, a weekend of celebrations has been organised in Round 20, when North faces Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium under Friday night lights, August 2; the matchup a fitting one given the Kangaroos defeated to Hawks to win the club’s first flag in 1975.
Before, during and after the game, members and fans will have the opportunity to celebrate the club’s rich history, with a focus on momentous occasions and premierships. A lap of legends will take place before the bounce while highlights of past successes and memorable moments play on the scoreboard and over the PA.
Members and fans can also attend The Chairman’s Function, presented by Mazda, where club greats and key personalities will be in attendance. This sit-down two course dinner with premium beverages and premium seating will be one for the ages with tickets selling fast.
Following the game, the celebrations will continue into Saturday, August 3, when North’s Arden Street headquarters will be opened up to its members for the first time since undergoing a renovation.
Fans will have the opportunity to enter the inner-sanctum and take a guided tour of the new players’ locker rooms and other amenities. The day will also include player appearances, merchandise sales and a pop up museum to showcase the club’s key moments.
Supporters are encouraged to stay and watch North’s VFL side take on the Box Hill Hawks from 2.00pm on the Arden Street Oval with partner activations and food trucks on site.
To top it all off, a reunion for past players and administrators will be held.