Overview of AFL Grand Final
The AFL Grand Final is the annual championship game of the Australian Football League (AFL). The game is played between the premiers of the AFL’s two conferences, with the winner claiming the AFL Premiership Cup. It is traditionally held on the last Saturday in September at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), but has occasionally been played on other days and at other venues.
The first ever AFL Grand Final was held in 1898, with Carlton defeating Essendon by 33 points to 28. Since then, there have been a further 121 Grand Finals, with Hawthorn being the most successful club, winning 13 premierships. Collingwood have won 12 premierships, while Carlton and Essendon have each won 11. The most recent premiership was won by Richmond in 2019, defeating Greater Western Sydney by 89 points to 33.
When is the 2023 AFL Grand Final?
The 2023 AFL Grand Final will be held on Saturday, September 30 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Venue for the 2023 AFL Grand Final
The AFL Grand Final is always held on the last Saturday in September, but the specific date and time can vary from year to year. In 2021, for example, the grand final was held on Saturday, September 25 at 2:30pm.
In 2023, the AFL Grand Final will again be held on the last Saturday in September. However, the precise date and time have not yet been announced.
What Time Will the 2023 AFL Grand Final Start?
The 2023 AFL Grand Final will be played on Saturday, September 30th at 2:30pm AEST.
What Happens Before and After the Game?
Before the game, both teams will warm up on the field and go through their final preparations. The pre-game entertainment will start at around 2:30pm, with the National Anthem sung at 2:45pm. Then, it’ll be time for kickoff!
After the game, the winning team will celebrate on the field with their fans, and the losing team will dejectedly make their way back to the locker room. The presenting of the premiership cup will take place shortly after, along with a victory lap around the stadium for the winning team.