Round 17
North Melbourne v Essendon 
Saturday, July 13 
Marvel Stadium
First bounce: 4.35pm (AEST)
Gates open: 3.00pm (AEST)

- Live on Fox Footy from 4.30 (AEST)


Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster.

Click here to purchase tickets.

There will be a road closure on Harbour Esplanade, between LaTrobe Street and Bourke Street between 4pm and 11pm each event date. 

The closure is to vehicle lanes only and trams will continue to operate on both Harbour Esplanade and LaTrobe Street.

Public Transport Victoria & Yarra Trams have confirmed additional trams services across the event.

We strongly recommend that those travelling to the match allow additional time to access the stadium in time.

For up to date public transport information in Melbourne including timetables, service disruption information, ticketing or special event services visit or download the PTV App.

Southern Cross Station is located adjacent to Marvel Stadium. It is a short walk across the Bourke Street pedestrian footbridge.

Night trains run hourly all night on Friday and Saturday from Flinders Street Station on all lines, except Stony Point and Flemington Racecourse lines. Many stations have more frequent train services through the night.

City trams run to Marvel Stadium from La Trobe Street and Harbour Esplanade. Trams also stop in the CBD on Spencer Street, Bourke Street and Collins Street and all are a short walk to Marvel Stadium.

Bourke Street / Spencer Street footbridge entrance:
112 St Kilda Fitzroy St to West Preston
31 Victoria Harbour Docklands to Hoddle Street
11 Victoria Harbour Docklands to West Preston
48 Victoria Harbour Docklands to North Balwyn

La Trobe Street entrance:
30 Marvel Stadium Docklands to St Vincent’s Plaza
86 Waterfront City Docklands to Bundoora RMIT
35 Waterfront City Docklands / City Circle 

The bus terminus is at Southern Cross Train Station and services airport transfers as well as routes across country Victoria. Marvel Stadium is a short walk across the Bourke Street pedestrian footbridge from the bus terminus. 

An elevated, 20-metre wide pedestrian footbridge connects Marvel Stadium to Southern Cross station and intersection of Spencer and Bourke streets.

uCube – kids zone
Located on the internal concourse at Gate 5, uCube is a giant play area that will keep the kids entertained. There are ball pits, marking activities, slides, obstacles and much more!

Fans are welcome to come down to check out the kids zone at any time through the game. uCube will be open from gates open until the fourth quarter and provides plenty of fun activity for children including: 
- Ball Pits
- Slides
- Inflatable obstacle course

This is not a designated replacement game, members (without away access) wishing to attend will need to purchase tickets. 

North Melbourne members with away access (only) will be able to scan into the ground using their membership card. As Essendon have reserved seat members on level 3, we recommend sitting in the GA seating areas on Level 3 behind the goals (Aisles 26-29 and 44-48).

We recommended that members upgrade to a reserved seat to guarantee entry, please follow the instructions below to upgrade: 

  1. Click here and enter your membership barcode(s).
  2. Select the General Public seating area.
  3. Select the amount of additional tickets your require for non-members (optional).
  4. Select a specific seating area or best available.
  5. Follow the prompts to purchase your tickets. 

The North Melbourne Cheer Squad will be located in Aisle 24.

Match-day Enquiries 

Membership representatives will be located in the Away Hub outside Gate 5 for membership sales, general enquiries and scarf or cap collection.

The Hub will open at 2pm and close at the start of the first quarter. 

Code of Conduct

While barracking and supporting the club is a vital part of the match, 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, other members and supporters, or umpires on grounds of race, religion, gender and sexuality.

The Roo Shop will be open at The Club Hub, outside Gate 5 from 2:35pm.

Join us in celebrating 150 years with themed apparel.

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


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