Your guide to Grand Final Eve
Everything you need to know about today’s schedule and how to get around is below.
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It will be a mostly sunny morning with cloud increasing during the afternoon and evening with a high (80%) chance of showers developing over eastern suburbs and a medium (60%) chance elsewhere.
There’s even the chance of a thunderstorm over eastern suburbs during the afternoon and evening.
— Kiara Parker (@Kiara_Parker_) September 28, 2017
Open training at Punt Road
When: Friday, September 29
Where: Punt Road Oval, Richmond
Gates open: 8.30am
Training time: Approximately 9.45am – 10.15am
Getting there: There is no parking available at Punt Road Oval, so public transport is recommended.
Punt Road Oval is a short walk from Richmond Station or you can take the 70 or 75 tram to the corner of Punt Road and Swan Street.
Punt Road Oval Capacity: Approx 5000.
Grand Final Parade
60,000 people are expected to be in the city for the parade so expect some delays.
When: Approx 12pm then 12.45pm teams will be on stage at Yarra Park outside the MCG.
The parade finished around 1pm.
Route: Starting at Spring Street, outside the Old Treasury Building near the corner of Spring Street and Collins Street.
The parade travels south along Spring St and turns left onto Wellington Parade.
It will enter Yarra Park at Gate 3 and continue through Yarra Park to Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site.
Getting there: Parliament station for the start of the parade or Richmond station and Jolimont station for the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site.
Paid parking is available around the city.
Some roads will be closed and bollards installed for the parade, as seen below.
Other modes of public transport will run to public holiday timetables.
Toyota AFL Grand Final live site around the MCG
10.15am-11.15am: Battle of the Broadcasters
12pm-1pm: Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade
12.30pm-1pm: Footy panel live on stage
3.45pm-4pm: Jack Silvagni live on stage
There will be food trucks, bars and kids activities, including a 37 metre inflatable obstacle course.