Crows and Tigers fans are scrambling to secure AFL Grand Final tickets for the 2017 Premiership to watch their beloved team. For those who are unlucky in securing a seat at the MCG on Grand Final day, why not simply visit Melbourne to soak up the atmosphere of one of the greatest days on the sporting calendar. It is the ultimate goal of a footy fan to be able to attend the AFL Grand Final in person, but many fans think that it is an unattainable dream that will never be realised. That isn’t necessarily true and this year could be the year you make your dream a reality and attend the big occasion.
Make Your Dreams a Reality and Attend the AFL Grand Final 2017
The AFL Grand Final is a huge event that attracts nationwide attention. Even people who aren’t fans of football tend to get caught up in the festivities and enjoy spending the day with their friends and family as they watch two powerhouse football teams go head-to-head for the Premiership flag.
The day before the big event Friday, 29 September, is a public holiday in Victoria. While a public holiday gives you a reason to celebrate as a Victorian as you don’t have to work, it also creates the perfect opportunity for out of towners to book an interstate flight and attend the event in person. Even if you can’t get hold of tickets for the event, just being near the event and surrounded by the excitement of the fans is enough to create lasting memories.
Attend the Grand Final Parade
This year the Grand Final Parade takes place on Friday, 29 September. This event is a must-do activity for football fans whether you are attending the big game in person or not. Thousands of people line the streets to watch the parade. Make sure to get there early, as crowds tend to gather and you don’t want to miss out on securing a good position.
Watch the Big Game Surrounded by Fans
The big game takes place at the MCG on Saturday, 30 September at 2.30pm. You will have several options to watch as the two finalists square off. The first option is to purchase tickets and watch the event live in the stadium amongst the fervent atmosphere.
If you can’t-do that there are plenty of other ways you can enjoy the event without being in the actual stadium. Bars and pubs all over the city often have special events where you can go and watch the game with other fans. It truly is an experience like no other being able to watch the game with other passionate fans.
Travel and Hotel Options for Fans Going to the Grand Final 2017
You can purchase airline tickets from almost any airline that offers flights to Melbourne, but your best option might be Virgin Australia. Virgin Australia is the official airline for the AFL Grand Final. Being an official airline, the company has increased the number of flights to and from Melbourne, offered special discounts and is even hosting giveaways and promotions for fans that are flying in.
When it comes to where to stay, you have numerous options throughout the city. Most of these options are just a quick walk, train, tram or bus ride away from the stadium.
Some hotel options include:
- Travelodge Southbank
- Grand Hyatt Melbourne
- Crown Towers
- Melbourne Parkview
- Great Southern Hotel
- Mercure Hotel Welcome
Enjoy the Freedom to Go Where You Want to Go
Enjoy having the freedom to go where you want to go by choosing to hire a car. Hiring a car allows you to go anywhere in the city without having to rely on public transportation and offers the ability to stretch out and see a little more of Melbourne while in town. It is a great option for the more adventurous traveller who is attending this major football event.
Ace Airport Parking can help you find the best deals on rental cars. We offer competitive rates on car rentals from some of the most well-known providers. Use our convenient car rental comparison enquiry form to search for car rental availability over the AFL Grand Final weekend.