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FOOTBALL GUIDE 2020 2019/20 MCC SUMMER CRICKET GUIDE MCC Membership Guide for the 2019/20 Summer of football .
Members Reserve ACCESS AND SEATING The MCC Members Reserve Full and Restricted members as well as annual guest cardholders have access to the MCC Reserve for all 2020 AFL Premiership Season. Provisional members can also access the Reserve consists of four levels of seating for selected matches. Access and arrangements for the AFL Finals Series will be communicated within the Northern Stand, to members once scheduling is confirmed. with a capacity of almost 23,000 All MCG event days have been categorised according to the expected demand from members (including standing room). and their guests to attend that day. These categories determine the access that Provisional members have to the Reserve, as well as the ability for all categories of members to purchase The Reserve can be accessed by visitor tickets, obtain Balcony and Long Room passes and access dining facilities. Gate 2, near the corner of Jolimont Note: Annual guest cardholders have the same access rights as a visitor. Terrace and Jolimont Street. The table below provides an overview of what is available to Members in each event category. A fixture with event categories for each MCG match in the 2020 AFL Premiership Season is located on the back page. EVENT CATEGORY FULL MEMBERS RESTRICTED MEMBERS PROVISIONAL MEMBERS 1 Access to the Reserve All levels All levels No access to the MCC Reserve Visitor Tickets 4 tickets* 4 tickets* Reserved Seating Yes Yes Members Dining Room Yes – 2 guests Yes – 2 guests Jim Stynes Grill Yes – 2 guests Yes – 2 guests Balcony Passes No No OR Long Room Passes No No 2 Access to the Reserve All levels All levels Levels 1 & 4 Visitor Tickets 4 tickets 4 tickets No Reserved Seating Yes Yes Level 4 only Members Dining Room Yes – 4 guests Yes – 4 guests No Jim Stynes Grill Yes – 4 guests Yes – 4 guests Yes – No guests Balcony Passes 2 passes 2 passes No OR Long Room Passes 1 pass No No 3 Access to the Reserve All levels All levels Levels 1 & 4 Visitor Tickets 4 tickets 4 tickets 4 tickets Reserved Seating Yes Yes Yes Members Dining Room Yes – 4 guests Yes – 4 guests No Jim Stynes Grill Yes – 4 guests Yes – 4 guests Yes – 4 guests Balcony Passes 2 passes 2 passes No OR Long Room Passes 1 pass No No 4 Access to the Reserve All levels All levels All levels Visitor Tickets 4 tickets 4 tickets 4 tickets Reserved Seating Yes Yes Yes Members Dining Room Yes – 4 guests Yes – 4 guests Yes – 4 guests Jim Stynes Grill Yes – 4 guests Yes – 4 guests Yes – 4 guests Balcony Passes 4 passes 4 passes 4 passes OR Long Room Passes 2 passes 2 passes 2 passes *Except ANZAC Day, in which only two visitor tickets are allocated per member. Note – Tickets, passes, dining and access to the Reserve are subject to availability. BALCONY SEATING LONG ROOM The majority of seating on Level 2 and all seating on Level 3 in the MCC Reserve The Long Room is only accessible for members and guests is allocated for members, as well as guests with a Long Room or Balcony pass. aged 18 or older. Dress regulations apply for the Long Room Seating on these balconies is issued on a first-in, first-served basis; once a seat (see page 7). has been chosen, those in attendance will be issued with a reserved seat ticket. A Long Room pass can be obtained for guests aged 18 or older, Balcony passes can be obtained (subject to match category) in order for guests which provides access to the Long Room, Frank Grey Smith Bar to access balcony seating on Levels 2 and 3, including the Frank Grey Smith Bar and Balcony seating on Levels 2 and 3 of the Reserve. on Level 3.
03 BALCONY AND LONG ROOM PASS CONDITIONS Members can apply for Balcony or Long Room passes depending on the category of the match and subject to availability. Applications for Balcony and Long Room passes open at 9.00am on the Monday two weeks prior to each round, and close at 5.00pm on the Tuesday prior to the match. Applications will be processed in order of receipt and are accepted via the MCC website or email. There is a limit of 10 successful advanced applications per member for the full season. Members who do not collect their allocated passes on more than one occasion without providing prior notice to the Club will be excluded from making further applications. Any passes not allocated in advance will be available for collection on match day from the ticket window on the left hand side of Gate 2. MISUSE OF 50-YEAR MEMBERS MEMBERSHIP CARDS The MCC provides a reserved seating area (N42) and the John Landy Room, both on Level 2, for the exclusive use of MCC members of 50 Membership cards are for individual use only and are strictly non- or more years standing. The introduction of guests into the room and transferrable under any circumstances. seating area is subject to demand. The mobility impaired entry at the side It is the member’s responsibility to ensure their card is secure at all times. of Gate 2 may be used by 50-year members and one guest to access Misuse of membership cards may result in suspension or expulsion the Reserve. of a member. Random checks of photo ID membership cards will be undertaken at the turnstiles and throughout the Reserve during the season. MARVEL STADIUM AND INTERSTATE VENUES LOST, STOLEN OR FORGOTTEN Limited reciprocal privileges are available for Full members on a short visit to selected interstate clubs and venues. More details are available MEMBERSHIP CARDS at mcc.org.au/reciprocal. Members who lose, damage or have their membership card stolen MCC members may purchase two tickets (one for themselves, one for must notify the Club as soon as possible. Unless a police report is a guest) to the Level 2 Gold Reserve seating at Marvel Stadium for the provided, a $25 fee is payable to have the card replaced. 2020 AFL Premiership Season, subject to availability. A member who forgets their membership card on an event day may These can be purchased via Ticketmaster or at Gate 7 of Marvel Stadium obtain an entry ticket, subject to appropriate identification verification on match days, subject to availability. by a Membership Services staff member at Gate 2. There is a fee of $10 for this procedure. Tickets will be available from 9.00am on the Friday of the week prior to the match. Behaviour 2020 MCC FOOTBALL GUIDE Members and guests in the MCC Whilst barracking for your team is encouraged, members and guests are expected to respect others within the vicinity. Aggressive behaviour, bad language and racist or offensive remarks Reserve are expected to observe will not be tolerated under any circumstance. a standard of behaviour that is Members are reminded that they are responsible for the behaviour of their guests, or inappropriate socially acceptable and in keeping behaviour by members or guests may result in suspension or cancellation of memberships. with the standards befitting Members who witness inappropriate behaviour are urged to report the matter to the nearest staff member or via the ground’s anti-social behaviour reporting text message service (0409 117 621). the Club.
Ticketing VISITOR TICKETS Full and Restricted members are entitled to up to four tickets for visitor tickets for each game (excluding the ANZAC Day match, where a limit of up to two tickets applies). Provisional members are able to purchase visitor tickets for selected matches. See the membership table on page two for details. ROUNDS 1–22: ROUND 23: MCC MEMBERS WILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE on sale from 9.00am on sale from 9.00am TICKETS FROM THE FOLLOWING DATES: Thursday February 27 Wednesday August 5 CHILDREN AGED UNDER SIX YEARS: AGED SIX TO 14 YEARS: Visitor tickets can be obtained for children: Free of charge and no ticket required Visitor child ticket required Note – During the 2020 AFL Premiership Season, children can enter the stadium free of charge on Sundays, however they will still require a nil-valued ticket to enter the MCC Reserve. These tickets will form part of the member’s total visitor ticket allowance. RESERVED SEATS ACCESSIBLE SEATING & COMPANION CARDS Members may purchase reserved seats for themselves Reserved accessible seating, including wheelchair spaces for mobility-impaired and their guests for matches in the 2020 AFL Premiership patrons and their carers (with a companion card) is available via Ticketek’s Season (subject to availability and match classification). accessible booking line (1300 665 915), at agencies or in-person at the Club. Reserved seats incur a $10 charge (plus applicable Ticketek Spaces will also be available on match days on a first-come, fees). Reserved seats must be purchased in the same transaction first-served basis. as visitor tickets. Companions (of either a member or a guest) receive free entry to Reserved seats will go off-sale one hour prior to gates opening. the Reserve – for more details visit companioncard.org.au Any unallocated seats are made available on a walk-up basis. TICKET PRICES MCC RESERVE SEATING PLAN MEMBER RESERVED SEAT $10 GATE 2 MCC RESERVE SEATING PLAN LIGHT VISITOR TICKET AFL HOME & AWAY LIGHT 6 1 TOWER PREMIERSHIP season 2020 TOWER Q42 Q43 Q44 Q45 $41 $7* Q41 Q46 Q40 LEVEL 4 Q47 Q39 FRANK GREY SMITH BAR Q48 VISITOR TICKET AND RESERVED SEAT Q38 P42 p43 p44 p45 7 E SU ITES MCC RESERVE SEATIN $51 $12 * Q3 COR PORAT LEVEL 3 LONG ROOM GATE AFL HOME & AWAY ROOM PREMIERSHIP season Reserved Seats available for Pre-Purchase COMM SUBJECT TO DEMAND MCC RESERVE SEATING PLAN ININ G RO OM ITTEE ERS D 42 N43LIGHTN44 N45 N4 0 N41 N B PURCHASE METHODS AFL HOME & AWAY ME M committee N 4 6 6 N47 39 N48 50-year members PREMIERSHIP season 2020 N LEVEL 2 N Q42 Q4 JOHNDY TOWER www.ticketek.com.au members dining room reserved seats 3 8 LA OOM Member-only walk up areas (balcony seating) 7 N R BLE c A F E BLAZE R BAR Q 4 1 N3 U M S 4UM0PS 1 M42 M43 M44 M45 M46 M947 Q TAVERN T R T HUGH 1300 136 NOT TO SCALE 961 0 M 4 SUBJECT TO CHANGE 3 8 M39 M 4 Q3 M48 M FRA 4 Q38 M LEVEL 1 9 Ticketekfor The remaining unshaded areas are available agencies members and visitors on a walk-up M37 U ITES P42 p Reserved Seats available for Pr basis. 7 E S Q3 A T POR SUBJECT TO DEMAND Membership Services Unsold reservedOffice seating will be available for COR committee walk-up on the day. at the club, Monday-Friday, 9.00am- Reserved Seats available for Pre-Purchase 5.00pm. Note: access for guests and Provisional OOM members 50-year members to particular areas is subject to SUBJECT TO DEMAND D NG R INImembers 41 N42 N the conditions of the passes and access BE R S dining room reserved s MEM Gate 2 ticket windows categories on match respectively for each match. committee 4 0 N 9 TON SCALE days, subject to availability. Member-only walk up areas (bal 50-year members Check screens within the Reserve on event day for updated information on available members dining room reserved seats N JOHNDY 8 N3NOT LA OOM 3 SUBJECT TOECHANGE 7N *Child aged 6-14. walk-up Children seating. under 6 are admitted free R AFE Member-only walk up areas (balcony seating) BL c of charge. N 3 HUGH TRUM Prices are inclusive of all fees and GST except for a NOT TO SCALE The remaining unshaded areas are available for Members and visitors on a walk-up basis. M for members and 4 0 M 41 onM42a waarM The remaining unshaded areas visitors basis. 39 $3.10 transaction fee applicable to purchases made SUBJECTreserved Unsold TO CHANGEseating will also be available for walk-up on the day. M M38 reserved seating will be a through Ticketek. The remaining unshaded areas are available for members and visitors on a walk-up 37Unsold M walk-up on the day. basis. Note: access for guests and Provi
05 Food & Beverage Members who use their MCC LEVEL OUTLET CLASSIFICATION LOCATION Plus membership card receive a B1 Bullring Bar Bar M40 5 per cent rebate on food and 1 Hugh Trumble Cafe Bistro-style meals M36 – M41 beverage purchased within the Tower 6 Pizza and Steak M36 – M41 MCC Reserve. Blazer Bar BBQ M46 – M47 A number of additional takeaway food 2 Members Dining Room A-la-carte menu N38 – N41 outlets are also available throughout Long Room Traditional carvery N43 – N45 the Reserve. Jim Stynes Grill A-la-carte menu N54 – N57 Members and guests may only consume Percy Beames Bar Roast beef rolls N43 – N45 drinks within dedicated bar areas. Due Terrace Café Light snacks N41 to safety regulations, patrons may be 3 Frank Grey Smith Bar Light snacks P42 – P45 required to queue to gain entry to bars at various times. 4 Sir Bernard Callinan Bar Light snacks Q43 – Q44 Midfielders Bar Light snacks Q43 – Q44 Robert Flower Terrace Light snacks Q46 David Neitz Terrace Light snacks Q39 MEMBERS DINING ROOM & JIM STYNES GRILL Applications for the Members Dining Room and Jim Stynes Grill open at 9.00am on the Monday two weeks prior to each round. Applications close at 5.00pm the following day. Registrations can be made through the MCC website or by calling the Club on (03) 9657 8888. At the time of registering members will be required to provide: • Name • Membership number • Number of people dining (including membership numbers of other members in the group) • Preferred dining time When registrations exceed room capacity a ballot will be conducted and all registered members will be notified of the outcome. Members who are unsuccessful in the ballot may be offered priority access to other match day dining facilities. This will be communicated following the ballot if applicable. The number of guests permitted for dining at each match is outlined in the table on page 2. Note – Members should purchase visitor tickets in advance as dining bookings do not guarantee entry to the Reserve if visitor tickets sell out. Further details about dining, including cancellation 2020 MCC FOOTBALL GUIDE policy, access for children and more, visit mcc.org.au/dining
DRESS STANDARDS The Club’s dress standards will be strictly enforced during the 2020 AFL Premiership Season. To avoid Members embarrassment at the turnstiles, members should ensure that their attire, and that of their guests, is Reserve in accordance with the areas of the MCC Members Reserve planned to attend. ACCEPTABLE The minimum standard dress to enter the MCC Members Reserve is neat casual for men and women. Males aged 15 and over must wear a collared shirt, even if worn under a collared sweater or jacket, at all times. NOT ACCEPTABLE — MEN • T-shirts, singlets, crew neck tops (skivvies are acceptable) • Any form or sports shorts or board shorts • Thongs, scuffs, dilapidated footwear, gumboots, slippers and ugg boots • Torn or ripped garments (even if ‘designer’ tears) • Tracksuit pants • Any clothing displaying obscene or offensive messages NOT ACCEPTABLE — WOMEN • Any form of sportswear • Bikini tops and tops showing bare midriff NOT ACCEPTABLE BECAUSE: Man: Torn jeans, thongs, no collared shirt Woman: Sportswear • Thongs, scuffs, dilapidated footwear, gumboots, slippers and ugg boots PLEASE NOTE: • Torn or ripped garments • Notwithstanding the dress standards outlined, management reserves the right to refuse (even if ‘designer’ tears) entry to any person considered unsuitably attired. • Tracksuit pants • No caps, hats or beanies are to be worn in the Frank Grey Smith Bar or Jim Stynes Grill. • Any clothing displaying obscene or • National costume and religious requirements are acceptable in the Reserve, Members offensive messages Dining Room and Long Room.
07 DRESS STANDARDS Long Room and Members Dining Room ACCEPTABLE The dress standard for men in the Long Room and Members Dining Room is a lounge suit or tailored jacket, shirt, tie, slacks (tailored chinos acceptable) and dress shoes. Women are expected to dress to a similar standard. NOT ACCEPTABLE NOT ACCEPTABLE — MEN — WOMEN • Sports shoes, sandals and • Tops or dresses shoes without socks showing bare midriff • Open-neck shirts or • Tank tops shirts without collars • Leggings or shorts • Pullovers or cardigans (footless tights are (without a jacket), acceptable if dress rugby tops and football or skirt of appropriate guernseys (even if length is worn over wearing a tie) the top) • Jeans, cargo pants or • Any form of sports shoe non-tailored slacks and casual sandals • Parkas, duffle coats, • Jeans, cargo pants or wind-breakers, tracksuit non-tailored slacks tops, golf and yachting weatherproofs, waist- • Parkas, duffle coats, length jackets (including wind-breakers, tracksuit bomber jackets), denim tops, golf and yachting jackets, zippered jackets, weatherproofs, waist- anoraks and driz-a-bones length jackets (including bomber jackets) denim NOT ACCEPTABLE BECAUSE: • Hats, caps and any jackets, zippered jackets, Man: Zippered/waist length-jacket, no tie Woman: Jeans, tank top, casual sandals other headwear unless anoraks and driz-a-bone part of national or religious dress
2020 AFL SEASON MCG Fixture MCC GATE MATCH DINING BALLOTS/ ROUND DAY DATE HOME AWAY TIME OPENING CATEGORY PASSES OPEN 1 Thu March 19 Richmond Carlton 7.25pm 5.00pm 1 March 9* 1 Sun March 22 Hawthorn Brisbane Lions 3.20pm 1.30pm 4 March 9/10** 2 Thu March 26 Collingwood Richmond 7.25pm 5.00pm 3 March 16 2 Sat March 28 Melbourne GWS GIANTS 1.45pm 11.30am 3 March 16 3 Thu April 2 Carlton Essendon 7.25pm 5.00pm 3 March 23 3 Sat April 4 Hawthorn Collingwood 1.45pm 11.30am 3 March 23 3 Sun April 5 Melbourne Fremantle 1.10pm 11.30am 4 March 23 4 Sat April 11 Richmond Adelaide Crows 1.45pm 10.00am 4 March 30 4 Mon April 13 Geelong Cats Hawthorn 3.20pm 11.30am 2 March 30 5 Sat April 18 Collingwood Port Adelaide 1.10pm 11.30am 4 April 6 6 Fri April 24 Melbourne Richmond 7.55pm 5.00pm 1 April 13* 6 Sat April 25 Collingwood Essendon 4.20pm 1.00pm 1 April 13* 6 Sun April 26 Carlton North Melbourne 3.20pm 1.30pm 4 April 13/14** 7 Sat May 2 Richmond GWS GIANTS 1.45pm 12.00pm 4 April 20 7 Sun May 3 Essendon Melbourne 3.20pm 11.30am 3 April 20 8 Sat May 9 Geelong Cats Essendon 4.35pm 2.00pm 3 April 27 8 Sun May 10 Melbourne Port Adelaide 3.20pm 1.30pm 4 April 27 9 Fri May 15 Richmond Geelong Cats 7.50pm 5.30pm 3 May 4 9 Sat May 16 Hawthorn Sydney Swans 7.25pm 5.00pm 4 May 4 9 Sun May 17 Carlton Collingwood 1.10pm 11.00am 3 May 4 10 Sat May 23 Essendon Richmond 7.25pm 3.00pm 2 May 11 10 Sun May 24 Melbourne Western Bulldogs 1.10pm 11.30am 3 May 11 11 Fri May 29 Hawthorn Melbourne 7.50pm 5.30pm 3 May 18 11 Sat May 30 Richmond Sydney Swans 1.45pm 12.00pm 4 May 18 11 Sun May 31 Collingwood West Coast Eagles 3.20pm 1.30pm 4 May 18 12 Sun June 7 Richmond North Melbourne 2.10pm 12.30pm 4 May 25 12 Mon June 8 Melbourne Collingwood 3.20pm 12.00pm 1 May 25* 13 Fri June 12 Hawthorn Geelong Cats 7.50pm 5.30pm 3 June 1 14 Sun June 21 Richmond West Coast Eagles 2.10pm 12.30pm 4 June 8/9** 15 Sat June 27 Melbourne Gold Coast SUNS 1.45pm 12.00pm 4 June 15 15 Sun June 28 Collingwood Adelaide Crows 1.10pm 11.30am 4 June 15 16 Sat July 4 Collingwood Brisbane Lions 1.45pm 12.00pm 4 June 22 17 Fri July 10 Richmond Collingwood 7.50pm 5.30pm 2 June 29 17 Sat July 11 Melbourne St Kilda 1.45pm 12.00pm 3 June 29 18 Fri July 17 Collingwood Geelong Cats 7.50pm 5.30pm 3 July 6 18 Sat July 18 Hawthorn GWS GIANTS 1.45pm 12.00pm 4 July 6 18 Sun July 19 Essendon North Melbourne 1.10pm 11.30am 3 July 6 19 Sat July 25 Carlton West Coast Eagles 1.45pm 12.00pm 4 July 13 19 Sun July 26 Richmond Western Bulldogs 1.10pm 11.30am 4 July 13 20 Sat August 1 Essendon Collingwood 1.45pm 10.00am 3 July 20 20 Sun August 2 Melbourne Sydney Swans 3.20pm 1.30pm 4 July 20 21 Sat August 8 Collingwood Melbourne 1.45pm 11.30am 3 July 27 21 Sun August 9 Carlton Richmond 1.10pm 11.00am 4 July 27 22 Sat August 15 Melbourne Carlton 1.45pm 11.30am 3 August 3 22 Sun August 16 Richmond Hawthorn 3.20pm 11.30am 3 August 3 23 TBC Collingwood Gold Coast SUNS TBC TBC 4 TBC *No passes are available for category 1 matches. **Passes will open the day following the public holiday
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