2024 AFL ROUND 1 – Essendon v Hawthorn

View the AFL Round 1 – Essendon v Hawthorn match detail. Detailed event information available for the Round 1 – Essendon v Hawthorn match at the MCG including venue, date, time, ticket, hotel accommodation, twitter and live streaming links.

This year Essendon are hosting Hawthorn at the MCG in Round 1.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), also known as “The ‘G”, is located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria. Run by the Melbourne Cricket Club, it is the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere, the 11th largest in the world, and the second largest cricket ground.

Since it was built in 1853, the MCG has had many Grandstands come and go. It was the main stadium of the 1956 Olympic Games, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and three Cricket World Cups, 50 overs in 1992 and 2015 and recently the 2022 20/20 event.

The AFL Fixture is subject to change without notice. All times listed are local time.

2024 Essendon v Hawthorn quote

 Harmes almost makes ground, he taps it back to Sheldon for a goal.

Peter Landy

Round 1 2024

Essendon v Hawthorn

Saturday 16th March 2024 1:45pm


Seating map

Medallion Club tickets

Corporate Boxes

Streaming on Kayo




The Essendon Bombers were founded in 1872 and wear the colours red and black. The Bombers training facilities are at Tullamarine and home matches are played at the MCG and Marvel Stadium.

The Hawthorn Hawks were founded in 1902 and wear the colours brown and gold. The Hawks training facilities are at Waverly Park and home matches are played at the MCG and UTAS Stadium.


2024 MCG Essendon v Hawthorn