Posted: 31 October, 2013 by Triple M Footy

2014 AFL Fixture

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Round 1

   
Friday, March 14 VENUE EDT* LOCAL TIME
Collingwood vs. Fremantle Etihad Stadium 7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, March 15      
GWS GIANTS vs. Sydney Swans GIANTS Stadium 4.40pm 4.40pm
Gold Coast SUNS vs. Richmond Metricon Stadium  7.40pm 6.40pm
Sunday, March 16      
Carlton vs. Port Adelaide Etihad Stadium  7.40pm 7.40pm
Thursday, March 20      
Geelong Cats vs. Adelaide Crows Simonds Stadium  7.10pm 7.10pm
Friday, March 21      
North Melbourne vs. Essendon Etihad Stadium  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, March 22      
Hawthorn vs. Brisbane Lions Aurora Stadium  4.40pm 4.40pm
St Kilda vs. Melbourne Etihad Stadium  7.40pm 7.40pm
Sunday, March 23      
West Coast Eagles vs. Western Bulldogs Patersons Stadium  7.40pm 4.40pm
*EDT: Eastern Daylight Time.      
 

Round 2

   
Thursday, March 27 VENUE EDT LOCAL TIME
Richmond vs. Carlton MCG  7.45pm 7.45pm
Friday, March 28      
Essendon vs. Hawthorn Etihad Stadium  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, March 29      
St Kilda vs. GWS GIANTS Etihad Stadium  1.40pm 1.40pm
Port Adelaide vs. Adelaide Crows Adelaide Oval  4.40pm 4.10pm
Sydney Swans vs. Collingwood ANZ Stadium  7.40pm 7.40pm
Fremantle vs. Gold Coast SUNS Patersons Stadium  7.40pm 4.40pm
Sunday, March 30      
Brisbane Lions vs. Geelong Cats The Gabba  1.10pm 12.10pm
Melbourne vs. West Coast Eagles MCG  3.20pm 3.20pm
Western Bulldogs vs. North Melbourne Etihad Stadium  4.40pm 4.40pm
 

Round 3

   
Friday, April 4 VENUE EDT LOCAL TIME
Hawthorn vs. Fremantle MCG  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, April 5      
Western Bulldogs vs. Richmond Etihad Stadium  1.45pm 1.45pm
Adelaide Crows vs. Sydney Swans Adelaide Oval  2.10pm 1.40pm
Gold Coast SUNS vs. Brisbane Lions Metricon Stadium  4.40pm 3.40pm
Collingwood vs. Geelong Cats MCG  7.40pm 7.40pm
West Coast Eagles vs. St Kilda Patersons Stadium  7.40pm 4.40pm
Sunday, April 6   EST*  
GWS GIANTS vs. Melbourne GIANTS Stadium  1.10pm 1.10pm
North Melbourne vs. Port Adelaide Etihad Stadium  4.10pm 4.10pm
Essendon vs. Carlton MCG  7.10pm 7.10pm
*EST: Eastern Standard Time. Eastern Daylight time will conclude at 2am on Sunday, April 6.
 

Round 4

   
Friday, April 11 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Richmond vs. Collingwood MCG  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, April 12      
Carlton vs. Melbourne MCG  1.45pm 1.45pm
Port Adelaide vs. Brisbane Lions Adelaide Oval  2.10pm 1.40pm
GWS GIANTS vs. Western Bulldogs StarTrack Oval  4.40pm 4.40pm
Gold Coast SUNS vs. Hawthorn Metricon Stadium  7.40pm 7.40pm
Geelong Cats vs. West Coast Eagles Simonds Stadium  7.40pm 7.40pm
Sunday, April 13      
Sydney Swans vs. North Melbourne SCG  1.10pm 1.10pm
St Kilda vs. Adelaide Crows Etihad Stadium  3.20pm 3.20pm
Fremantle vs. Essendon Patersons Stadium  4.40pm 2.40pm
 

Round 5

   
Thursday, April 17 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Brisbane Lions vs. Richmond The Gabba  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, April 19      
Collingwood vs. North Melbourne MCG  1.40pm 1.40pm
Sydney Swans vs. Fremantle SCG  4.40pm 4.40pm
Essendon vs. St Kilda Etihad Stadium  7.40pm 7.40pm
West Coast Eagles vs. Port Adelaide Patersons Stadium  7.40pm 5.40pm
Sunday, April 20      
Adelaide Crows vs. GWS GIANTS Adelaide Oval  1.10pm 12.40pm
Melbourne vs. Gold Coast SUNS MCG  3.20pm 3.20pm
Western Bulldogs vs. Carlton Etihad Stadium  4.40pm 4.40pm
Monday, April 21      
Geelong Cats vs. Hawthorn MCG  3.20pm 3.20pm
 

Round 6

   
Friday, April 25 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Collingwood vs. Essendon MCG  2.40pm 2.40pm
St Kilda vs. Brisbane Lions Westpac Stadium  5.45pm 7.45pm
Fremantle vs. North Melbourne Patersons Stadium  8.40pm 6.40pm
Saturday, April 26      
Gold Coast SUNS vs. GWS GIANTS Metricon Stadium  1.40pm 1.40pm
Carlton vs. West Coast Eagles Etihad Stadium  4.40pm 4.40pm
Melbourne vs. Sydney Swans MCG  7.40pm 7.40pm
Sunday, April 27      
Western Bulldogs vs. Adelaide Crows Etihad Stadium  1.10pm 1.10pm
Richmond vs. Hawthorn MCG  3.20pm 3.20pm
Port Adelaide vs. Geelong Cats Adelaide Oval  4.40pm 4.10pm
 

Round 7

   
Friday, May 2 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Carlton vs. Collingwood MCG  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, May 3      
Hawthorn vs. St Kilda MCG  1.45pm 1.45pm
GWS GIANTS vs. Port Adelaide StarTrack Oval  2.10pm 2.10pm
Adelaide Crows vs. Melbourne Adelaide Oval  4.40pm 4.10pm
Essendon vs. Western Bulldogs Etihad Stadium  7.40pm 7.40pm
Brisbane Lions vs. Sydney Swans The Gabba  7.40pm 7.40pm
Sunday, May 4      
North Melbourne vs. Gold Coast SUNS Etihad Stadium  1.10pm 1.10pm
Geelong Cats vs. Richmond MCG  3.20pm 3.20pm
West Coast Eagles vs. Fremantle Patersons Stadium  4.40pm 2.40pm
 

Round 8

   
Friday, May 9 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Sydney Swans vs. Hawthorn ANZ Stadium 7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, May 10      
Port Adelaide vs. Fremantle Adelaide Oval  1.40pm 1.10pm
Brisbane Lions vs. Essendon The Gabba  4.40pm 4.40pm
Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs MCG  7.40pm 7.40pm
Sunday, May 11      
West Coast Eagles vs. GWS GIANTS Patersons Stadium  4.40pm 2.40pm
Monday, May 12      
St Kilda vs. Carlton Etihad Stadium  7.20pm 7.20pm
BYES: Adelaide Crows, Collingwood, Geelong Cats, Gold Coast SUNS, North Melbourne, Richmond
 

Round 9

   
Thursday, May 15 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Adelaide Crows vs. Collingwood Adelaide Oval  7.50pm 7.20pm
Friday, May 16      
Essendon vs. Sydney Swans Etihad Stadium  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, May 17      
Richmond vs. Melbourne MCG  1.40pm 1.40pm
North Melbourne vs. Brisbane Lions Etihad Stadium  4.40pm 4.40pm
Fremantle vs. Geelong Cats Patersons Stadium  7.40pm 5.40pm
Sunday, May 18      
St Kilda vs. Gold Coast SUNS Etihad Stadium  4.40pm 4.40pm
BYES: Carlton, GWS GIANTS, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide, West Coast Eagles, Western Bulldogs
 

Round 10

   
Friday, May 23 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Geelong Cats vs. North Melbourne Simonds Stadium  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, May 24      
GWS GIANTS vs. Richmond GIANTS Stadium  1.40pm 1.40pm
Collingwood vs. West Coast Eagles MCG  4.40pm 4.40pm
Port Adelaide vs. Hawthorn Adelaide Oval  7.40pm 7.10pm
Sunday, May 25      
Gold Coast SUNS vs. Western Bulldogs Metricon Stadium  3.20pm 3.20pm
Carlton vs. Adelaide Crows MCG  4.40pm 4.40pm
BYES: Brisbane Lions, Essendon, Fremantle, Melbourne, St Kilda, Sydney Swans  
 

Round 11

   
Thursday, May 29 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Sydney Swans vs. Geelong Cats SCG  7.10pm 7.10pm
Friday, May 30      
St Kilda vs. Collingwood Etihad Stadium  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, May 31      
Melbourne vs. Port Adelaide TIO Traeger Park  1.40pm 1.10pm
Brisbane Lions vs. Carlton The Gabba  4.40pm 4.40pm
Essendon vs. Richmond MCG  7.45pm 7.45pm
Sunday, June 1      
Adelaide Crows vs. Gold Coast SUNS Adelaide Oval  1.10pm 12.40pm
Western Bulldogs vs. Fremantle Etihad Stadium  3.20pm 3.20pm
Hawthorn vs. GWS GIANTS MCG  4.40pm 4.40pm
West Coast Eagles vs. North Melbourne Patersons Stadium  7.40pm 5.40pm
 

Round 12

   
Friday, June 6 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Geelong Cats vs. Carlton Etihad Stadium  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, June 7      
Hawthorn vs. West Coast Eagles Aurora Stadium  1.40pm 1.40pm
Port Adelaide vs. St Kilda Adelaide Oval  4.40pm 4.10pm
GWS GIANTS vs. Essendon GIANTS Stadium  7.40pm 7.40pm
Western Bulldogs vs. Brisbane Lions Etihad Stadium  7.40pm 7.40pm
Sunday, June 8      
Gold Coast SUNS vs. Sydney Swans Metricon Stadium  3.20pm 3.20pm
Fremantle vs. Adelaide Crows Patersons Stadium  4.10pm 2.10pm
North Melbourne vs. Richmond Etihad Stadium  7.10pm 7.10pm
Monday, June 9      
Melbourne vs. Collingwood MCG  3.20pm 3.20pm
 

Round 13

   
Friday, June 13 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Carlton vs. Hawthorn MCG  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, June 14      
Richmond vs. Fremantle MCG  1.45pm 1.45pm
Sydney Swans vs. Port Adelaide SCG  2.10pm 2.10pm
West Coast Eagles vs. Gold Coast SUNS Patersons Stadium  4.40pm 2.40pm
Adelaide Crows vs. North Melbourne Adelaide Oval  7.40pm 7.10pm
Brisbane Lions vs. GWS GIANTS The Gabba  7.40pm 7.40pm
Sunday, June 15      
Geelong Cats vs. St Kilda Simonds Stadium  1.10pm 1.10pm
Collingwood vs. Western Bulldogs Etihad Stadium  3.20pm 3.20pm
Essendon vs. Melbourne MCG  4.40pm 4.40pm
 

Round 14

   
Friday, June 20 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Richmond vs. Sydney Swans MCG  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, June 21      
Port Adelaide vs. Western Bulldogs Adelaide Oval  1.45pm 1.15pm
Hawthorn vs. Collingwood MCG  2.10pm 2.10pm
Gold Coast SUNS vs. Geelong Cats Metricon Stadium  4.40pm 4.40pm
Essendon vs. Adelaide Crows Etihad Stadium  7.40pm 7.40pm
Fremantle vs. Brisbane Lions Patersons Stadium  7.40pm 5.40pm
Sunday, June 22      
GWS GIANTS vs. Carlton GIANTS Stadium  1.10pm 1.10pm
St Kilda vs. West Coast Eagles Etihad Stadium  3.20pm 3.20pm
Melbourne vs. North Melbourne MCG  4.40pm 4.40pm
 

Round 15

   
Friday, June 27 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Geelong Cats vs. Essendon Etihad Stadium  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, June 28      
Hawthorn vs. Gold Coast SUNS Aurora Stadium  1.45pm 1.45pm
St Kilda vs. Richmond Etihad Stadium  2.10pm 2.10pm
Fremantle vs. West Coast Eagles Patersons Stadium  4.40pm 2.40pm
Brisbane Lions vs. North Melbourne The Gabba  7.40pm 7.40pm
Sydney Swans vs. GWS GIANTS SCG  7.40pm 7.40pm
Sunday, June 29      
Western Bulldogs vs. Melbourne Etihad Stadium  1.10pm 1.10pm
Adelaide Crows vs. Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval  4.10pm 3.40pm
Collingwood vs. Carlton MCG  7.10pm 7.10pm
 

Round 16

   
Friday, July 4 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
North Melbourne vs. Hawthorn Etihad Stadium  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, July 5      
Richmond vs. Brisbane Lions MCG  1.45pm 1.45pm
GWS GIANTS vs. Adelaide Crows GIANTS Stadium  2.10pm 2.10pm
Gold Coast SUNS vs. Collingwood Metricon Stadium  4.40pm 4.40pm
Port Adelaide vs. Essendon Adelaide Oval  7.40pm 7.10pm
Melbourne vs. Fremantle TIO Stadium  7.40pm 7.10pm
Sunday, July 6      
Carlton vs. St Kilda Etihad Stadium  1.10pm 1.10pm
West Coast Eagles vs. Sydney Swans Patersons Stadium  3.20pm 1.20pm
Geelong Cats vs. Western Bulldogs Simonds Stadium  4.40pm 4.40pm
 

Round 17

   
Friday, July 11 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Adelaide Crows vs. Hawthorn Adelaide Oval  7.50pm 7.20pm
Saturday, July 12      
Melbourne vs. Geelong Cats MCG  1.45pm 1.45pm
North Melbourne vs. St Kilda Blundstone Arena  2.10pm 2.10pm
Western Bulldogs vs. Gold Coast SUNS Cazalys Stadium  4.40pm 4.40pm
Sydney Swans vs. Carlton SCG 7.40pm 7.40pm
Brisbane Lions vs. West Coast Eagles The Gabba  7.40pm 7.40pm
Sunday, July 13      
Richmond vs. Port Adelaide Etihad Stadium  1.10pm 1.10pm
Essendon vs. Collingwood MCG  3.20pm 3.20pm
Fremantle vs. GWS GIANTS Patersons Stadium  4.40pm 2.40pm
 

Round 18

   
Friday, July 18 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Carlton vs. North Melbourne Etihad Stadium  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, July 19      
St Kilda vs. Fremantle Etihad Stadium  4.40pm 4.40pm
GWS GIANTS vs. Geelong Cats GIANTS Stadium  7.40pm 7.40pm
Sunday, July 20      
Port Adelaide vs. Melbourne Adelaide Oval  1.10pm 12.40pm
Western Bulldogs vs. Essendon Etihad Stadium  4.40pm 4.40pm
Friday, July 25      
West Coast Eagles vs. Richmond Patersons Stadium  8.40pm 6.40pm
Saturday, July 26      
Brisbane Lions vs. Gold Coast SUNS The Gabba  4.40pm 4.40pm
Hawthorn vs. Sydney Swans MCG  7.40pm 7.40pm
Sunday, July 27      
Collingwood vs. Adelaide Crows MCG  4.40pm 4.40pm
 

Round 19

   
Thursday, July 31 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Fremantle vs. Carlton Patersons Stadium  8.10pm 6.10pm
Friday, August 1      
Sydney Swans vs. Essendon SCG  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, August 2      
Adelaide Crows vs. West Coast Eagles Adelaide Oval  1.40pm 1.10pm
Richmond vs. GWS GIANTS MCG  4.40pm 4.40pm
North Melbourne vs. Geelong Cats Etihad Stadium  7.40pm 7.40pm
Gold Coast SUNS vs. St Kilda Metricon Stadium  7.40pm 7.40pm
Sunday, August 3      
Melbourne vs. Brisbane Lions Etihad Stadium  1.10pm 1.10pm
Hawthorn vs. Western Bulldogs Aurora Stadium  3.20pm 3.20pm
Collingwood vs. Port Adelaide MCG  4.40pm 4.40pm
 

Round 20

   
Friday, August 8 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Richmond vs. Essendon MCG  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, August 9      
GWS GIANTS vs. North Melbourne StarTrack Oval  1.45pm 1.45pm
Carlton vs. Gold Coast SUNS Etihad Stadium  2.10pm 2.10pm
Hawthorn vs. Melbourne MCG  4.40pm 4.40pm
Geelong Cats vs. Fremantle Simonds Stadium  7.40pm 7.40pm
Port Adelaide vs. Sydney Swans Adelaide Oval  7.40pm 7.10pm
Sunday, August 10      
Brisbane Lions vs. Adelaide Crows The Gabba  1.10pm 1.10pm
St Kilda vs. Western Bulldogs Etihad Stadium  3.20pm 3.20pm
West Coast Eagles vs. Collingwood Patersons Stadium  4.40pm 2.40pm
 

Round 21

   
Friday, August 15 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Carlton vs. Geelong Cats Etihad Stadium  7.50pm 7.50pm
Saturday, August 16      
Sydney Swans vs. St Kilda SCG  1.45pm 1.45pm
Gold Coast SUNS vs. Port Adelaide Metricon Stadium  2.10pm 2.10pm
Essendon vs. West Coast Eagles Etihad Stadium  4.40pm 4.40pm
Adelaide Crows vs. Richmond Adelaide Oval  7.40pm 7.10pm
Collingwood vs. Brisbane Lions MCG  7.40pm 7.40pm
Sunday, August 17      
North Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs Etihad Stadium  1.10pm 1.10pm
Melbourne vs. GWS GIANTS MCG  3.20pm 3.20pm
Fremantle vs. Hawthorn Patersons Stadium  4.40pm 2.40pm
 

Round 22

   
Friday, August 22 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Port Adelaide vs. Carlton Adelaide Oval  7.50pm 7.20pm
Saturday, August 23      
North Melbourne vs. Adelaide Crows Blundstone Arena  1.45pm 1.45pm
Essendon vs. Gold Coast SUNS Etihad Stadium  2.10pm 2.10pm
GWS GIANTS vs. Collingwood GIANTS Stadium  4.40pm 4.40pm
Hawthorn vs. Geelong Cats MCG  7.40pm 7.40pm
West Coast Eagles vs. Melbourne Patersons Stadium  7.40pm 5.40pm
Sunday, August 24      
Brisbane Lions vs. Fremantle The Gabba  1.10pm 1.10pm
Western Bulldogs vs. Sydney Swans Etihad Stadium  3.20pm 3.20pm
Richmond vs. St Kilda MCG  4.40pm 4.40pm
 

Round 23

   
Friday, August 29-Sunday, August 31 VENUE EST LOCAL TIME
Carlton vs. Essendon MCG  TBC TBC
Geelong Cats vs. Brisbane Lions Simonds Stadium  TBC TBC
North Melbourne vs. Melbourne Etihad Stadium  TBC TBC
Adelaide Crows vs. St Kilda Adelaide Oval  TBC TBC
Collingwood vs. Hawthorn MCG  TBC TBC
Fremantle vs. Port Adelaide Patersons Stadium  TBC TBC
Gold Coast SUNS vs. West Coast Eagles Metricon Stadium  TBC TBC
Sydney Swans vs. Richmond ANZ Stadium TBC TBC
Western Bulldogs vs. GWS GIANTS Etihad Stadium  TBC TBC

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Key features of the 2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season include:

  • Opening Round to be played over two weeks, commencing on Friday March 14, with a night match at Etihad Stadium between Collingwood and Fremantle, as part of four matches on the opening weekend and then a further five games across Thursday March 20 – Sunday March 23.
  • The second week of Opening Round to feature a first-ever Thursday night match under lights at Simonds Stadium with the Geelong Cats to start their season against the Adelaide Crows. 
  • A total of six Thursday night matches across five states in all to be played in 2014 with Thursday night in Round One to also be followed by Round Two (MCG), Round Five (Easter, Gabba), Round Nine (Adelaide Oval), Round 11 (SCG) and Round 19 (Patersons Stadium).
  • GIANTS Stadium, Metricon Stadium and Aurora Stadium to all host matches in Opening Round as the MCG remains unavailable to football until round two. 
  • Round One game at Aurora Stadium to be the first of six matches to be played in Tasmania in 2014, with Hawthorn to play four matches in Launceston’s Aurora Stadium, hosting the Brisbane Lions (Round One), West Coast (Round 12), Gold Coast Suns (Round 15) and the Western Bulldogs (Round 19), while North Melbourne to again play two ‘home’ matches at Hobart’s Blundstone Arena, against St Kilda (Round 17) and the Adelaide Crows (Round 22). 
  • 2013 elimination final opponents Richmond and Carlton to play the first MCG match of the season in Round Two with a Thursday night match on March 27. 
  • Round Two will see the return of regular top-level football to the Adelaide Oval for the first time since the 1973 SANFL Grand Final when Port Adelaide hosts the Adelaide Crows in Showdown 36.
  • ANZ Stadium to host the first of three large-drawing matches for the Sydney Swans in Round Two against Collingwood, followed by games in Rounds Eight and 23 against fellow big-Victorian clubs Hawthorn and Richmond.
  • Hawthorn to unfurl the premiership flag at the MCG against its vanquished opponent Fremantle in a Friday night match to open Round Three. The 2013 Grand Finalists will play the return match at Patersons Stadium in Round 21.
  • Round Three will also see the trial during school holidays of a big-drawing Sunday night match at the MCG with Essendon to host traditional rivals Carlton. Six Sunday night matches in all will be played in 2014 in Rounds One (Carlton v Port Adelaide and West Coast v Western Bulldogs), Three (Essendon v Carlton), 11 (West Coast v North Melbourne),12 (North Melbourne v Richmond) and 15 (Collingwood v Carlton).
  • GWS GIANTS to host three matches at Canberra’s StarTrack Oval, in Rounds Four, Seven and 20, against the Western Bulldogs, Port Adelaide and North Melbourne respectively.
  • Round Six has the potential to be the largest-drawing round of matches in AFL history, beginning with a triple-header of matches on Anzac Day, spread across Melbourne, Wellington in New Zealand and Perth.
  • Across the Anzac Day Round, Richmond will host Hawthorn at the MCG in a big-drawing Sunday match while Port Adelaide will host the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval.
  • One Monday night match will be played in 2014 in Round Eight when St Kilda again hosts Carlton at Etihad Stadium. 
  • Players will have two byes per club in 2014 with the first break for all clubs to be spread across rounds Eight, Nine and 10. Six matches will be played in each round, enabling six clubs to enjoy a bye across each of the three weeks.
  • The second bye for all clubs will be in round 18 when the round is split across two weekends.
  • As part of Indigenous Round in Round 11, St Kilda will be hosting Collingwood on the Friday night at Etihad Stadium in a “Reconciliation Match” which will recognise 21 years since the “Nicky Winmar” moment at Victoria Park.
  • TIO Traeger Park in Alice Springs will host a first-ever match for premiership points when Melbourne hosts Port Adelaide. Melbourne will host a second match in the NT when it hosts Fremantle at TIO Stadium in Darwin in Round 16.
  • Melbourne and Collingwood to meet in the traditional Queen’s Birthday Monday holiday match at the MCG in Round 12.
  • Carlton v Hawthorn on Friday night of Round 13 from the MCG which will coincide with the Carlton 150th anniversary celebrations and Mick Malthouse’s 700th match as senior coach.
  • The Western Bulldogs to host the Gold Coast SUNS at Cazalys Stadium in Cairns in Round 17.
  • Intra-state rivalries maintained in Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales with two Q-Clashes between the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS (Rounds Three and 18), two derbies between the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle (Rounds Seven and 15), two showdowns between the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide (Rounds Two and 15) and two derbies between the Sydney Swans and GWS GIANTS (Rounds One and 15).
  • Matches scheduled both home and away between strong-drawing Victorian clubs to maximise attendances and television audiences – Hawthorn –Geelong Cats (Rounds Five and 22); Hawthorn – Collingwood (Rounds 14 and 23); Geelong Cats – Carlton (Rounds 12 and 21); Carlton – Collingwood (Round Seven and 15); Collingwood – Essendon (Rounds Six and 17); Carlton – Essendon (Rounds Three and 23); Richmond – Essendon (Rounds 11 and 20).
  • No teams to play each other for the second time until after Round 10. There must also be a minimum of six weeks between clubs’ first and second meetings.
  • All clubs to play each other once by Round 22.
  • Minimum six-day break for all clubs between each match, with exceptions only for Easter Thursday in Brisbane.
  • All Victorian-based clubs to travel interstate on a minimum of five occasions.
  • All clubs to play at least one match at the MCG, as part of a minimum four in Victoria. 
  • Round 23 matches to remain as a floating fixture to maximise scheduling flexibility for the first week of the 2014 Toyota AFL Finals Series.

 

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