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Match Centre: Round 3

North Melbourne v GWS Giants
Blundstone Arena
Saturday, April 8 - 1.45pm

Everything you need to know about North Melbourne's clash against the GWS Giants on Saturday.

Match-day partner

Spirit of Tasmania is proud to be the match-day partner of all three North matches in Tasmania throughout 2017.

Keep an eye out for some of the exciting match-day activities throughout the year, presented by Spirit of Tasmania. 

Blundstone Arena information

Road closures 
For all rounds occurring from 10.45am

Free shuttle services
A free shuttle service, provided by Blundstone Arena, will operate between Hobart City and Blundstone Arena via the Regatta
Grounds for all AFL games in 2017.

These services will depart at regular intervals from Stop B in the Elizabeth Street Bus Mall from 11.00am and the Regatta Grounds from 11.15am. Last services will depart both locations at 1.30pm.

Free parking is provided at the Regatta Grounds courtesy of The City of Hobart.

Return shuttle services from Blundstone Arena to Hobart City will operate until 30 minutes after the match concludes.

Blundstone Arena patrons can travel free on this shuttle service upon presentation of their game ticket or NMFC membership card.

Outside these shuttle services, a regular Metro Saturday timetable and fares will apply - please plan your travel accordingly.

NMFC members who attend the post-match Social Club will be able to utilise a specific free shuttle service at the completion of the function to return to Hobart City.

Taxi rank
Park Street, directly opposite Main Entrance (Western Gate).

Corner of South Street and Lower River Street, Bellerive (Free), Kangaroo Bay (Free), Bellerive Primary School, Leslie Street, Bellerive ($5 per car)

Valet bike parking 
Blundstone Arena will provide a free and secure valet bike parking service outside the Southern Gate (corner of Church and Beach Streets) for all AFL games in 2017. For more venue information contact Blundstone Arena on (03) 6282 0400 or email


Member access
This week's match is a designated home game with match-day members able to access the venue by scanning their card at the gate.

General Admission members have access to standing room on the hill.

Members can enter via any gate, although the club recommends avoiding lining up at the Cricket Tasmania Members' Gate. 

Premiership Room
All Tasmanian Premiership Club and Southerners Members will have access into the premiership Room in the Ricky Ponting Stand. Dinning will also be available. For the round 3 menu, click here

Social Club 
All members will have access into the Social Club post-match in the Premiers Room. Including a raffle and player appearances in the room, one hour after the game. 

Ticket purchases
Tickets are available for this match from just $28. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling 132 849.

Bring a friend for FREE
North Melbourne members can bring a friend for FREE to one of our three home matches at Blundstone Arena. For more information, click here

Please note that Bring a Friend tickets are print-at-home tickets and must be printed. Tickets on mobile phones cannot be scanned at the gate.

Seat return
The seat return program gives you the chance to return your seat to the club for individual matches throughout the season and earn credit/s towards your 2018 membership. For more information, click here

Match Day Experiences
Match day experiences such as change room passes and guard of honour are available through the North Melbourne App. To download the app, click here

Member Code of Conduct
While barracking and supporting the club is a vital part of the game, offensive or aggressive behaviour (including yelling and swearing when dealing with club staff, agents or AFL or other event staff) will not be tolerated. Club members who consume alcohol on a match day are to do so responsibly. Drunkenness will not be tolerated. Club members who breach the behaviour code of conduct may face penalties including cancellation of membership without refund. The club endorses the AFL's stance on vilification and has a zero-tolerance for members or supporters that abuse the opposition, opposition supporters, or umpires on grounds of race, religion, gender and sexuality.


You will find the Roo Shop inside the Northern and Western Gates, as well on the Southern Stand concourse this Saturday.  

Kick off the year by purchasing your 2017 North Melbourne home Guernsey for just $99! 

Members will receive a 10% discount on merchandise upon presentation of their membership card. 

Match-day activities

North players on the Spirit of Tasmania
Look to the big screen throughout the day to see a video of North Melbourne players taking over the Spirit in 2017!

Spirit of Tasmania Marking Competition
Three lucky ticket holders will be randomly selected to participate in a marking competition on the Blundstone Arena playing surface pre-game for a chance to win a North Melbourne prize pack.

Face in the Crowd and Banner giveaways
Spirit of Tasmania will be giving away banners at the game; grab yours to be involved in the Face in the Crowd competition and win some great prizes.

McDonald's Family Footy Zone
Visit the McDonald’s Family Footy Zone at the Western Concourse to pick up a free footy and go into the draw to win the opportunity to kick for $5,000 on the ground at three quarter time.