by Johnson Leung reporting for AFANA from MelbourneThe AFL has revealed the 2015 season schedule with several changes to the format to make it more "fan friendly". After only 40,939 people turned up at the Sunday night Collingwood-Carlton game in Round 15 this year, incoming AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan pledged to rethink the next year's schedule. This led to Sunday Night Football being scrapped. The Monday night game has also been dropped, as the result of average size attendances at the St Kilda-Carlton games which had been played in the time slot in the last few years.
The 2020 Marsh Community Series Schedule:
(dates and times are local in Australia)
Collingwood and Melbourne are the big winners in the 2010 AFL fixtures which feature flexible scheduling for the final round of the season as well as extra games on Mondays and Thursdays. For the third year in a row, the 2010 season will kick off on Thursday March 25 with a night match at the MCG between Richmond and Carlton. Blues' fans won't have long to wait until their side comes up against former spearhead and new Brisbane recruit Brendan Fevola with the two teams clashing in the Round 2 Thursday night fixture.
New times, new teams under discussion<
AFL heavyweights Collingwood and Carlton are big winners in the 2009 schedule released in Melbourne, featuring three timeslots to be trialled with one eye on the league's future expansion plans. See the AFL draw here.
The 2009 season commences on Thursday, March 26 with traditional rivals Richmond and Carlton clashing at the MCG, followed by the grand final rematch between Hawthorn and Geelong at the same venue the following night. As the opening round coincides with the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne, only one match will be played in Melbourne on qualifying day (March 28). On race day (Sunday, March 29), Melbourne plays North Melbourne at the MCG in early afternoon before the F1 race begins at 5pm, with Fremantle hosting Western Bulldogs in Perth after the race finishes.
The 2019 AFL Fixture
also known as the "Draw" or schedule of matches:
Go directly to a specific round: