AFL locks in preliminary final time slots

The AFL has locked in its preliminary final dates, with Geelong to play at the MCG on a Friday night and Sydney to host an SCG game in a Saturday twilight slot gacor hari ini.

Geelong will host the winner of the semi-final between Melbourne and Brisbane at the MCG on Friday September 16 from 7.50pm AEST.

And the Swans will play either Collingwood or Fremantle at the SCG on Saturday September 17 from 4.45pm AEST.

That time slot gacor hari ini will enable the visiting club to fly home on the Saturday night, affording them a seven-day break into the grand final should they beat the Swans.

And the timings of the preliminary finals ensure all four teams have a minimum seven-day break leading into their game, slot gacor hari ini said Travis Auld, the AFL’s executive general manager of clubs, finance and broadcasting.

“We’ve seen amazing contests throughout week one of the finals series and I have no doubt the upcoming semi and preliminary finals will be the same impressive standard of football,” Auld said in a statement on Tuesday,

The grand final will be played at the MCG on Saturday September 24 from 2.30pm AEST.

The premiership decider hasn’t been played at the ‘G for the past two seasons because of COVID-19 complications.


Melbourne downed the Western Bulldogs in last year’s grand final in Perth while Richmond triumphed over Geelong in the 2020 finale in Brisbane.

Both games were the first time the respective cities hosted an AFL grand final.