MELBOURNE – GRAND FINAL FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY FROM THIS WEDNESDAY!
The AFL’s free Footy Festival brings together the best of Melbourne’s food with ‘Taste of Football’ food trucks and pop-ups, music, kids activities, and of course, footy in a four day celebration! Wednesday 27th September until Toyota AFL Grand Final Day, Saturday 30th September.
Located at Yarra Park, outside Gate 3 of the MCG, the festival will be packed full of some of Melbourne’s favourite food trucks, Australia’s first UberEATS restaurant, pop-up bars, local DJs and plenty of activities for the kids. Culminating in a live broadcast of the Grand Final on the big screen, this has to the best place to get amongst the action outside the MCG.
Members of the public are encouraged to buy a Premiership Cup Pin from the Ladder (with support of Public Transport Victoria (PTV)) stall, with all sale proceeds supporting Ladder’s work tackling youth homelessness.
FOOTY FESTIVAL 2017 PRECINCTS:
The Footy Festival will be held across three areas outside Gate 3 of MCG at Yarra Park.
Wednesday 27th September 10am-6pm
Thursday 28th September 10am-6pm
Friday 29th September 9am-6pm
Saturday 30th September (Grand Final Day) 9am-6pm
TOYOTA AFL GRAND FINAL LIVE SITE
The entertainment hotspot and the heart of the Footy Festival site, the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site will host free activities for the whole family including interactive displays, prize giveaways and the chance to meet the players.
From Wednesday to Friday, past AFL matches will be shown on the Big Screen, along with award-winning AFL360, the ever-entertaining Bounce and the 2017 Toyota AFL.
Grand Final Parade
On Grand Final Day itself, things will really heat up. The atmosphere is sure to be electric when the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final and pre-match entertainment is broadcast live from the festival’s Big Screen. Fans will be able to hear the crowd roar, and join in, from their seat on the Yarra Park lawn. This is the place to head for anyone who doesn’t have tickets to the match.
Information & Images Courtesy of Kate & Co – Claudia Hackworth
Connie Lambeth – The Australia Times News
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