MCC Reserve

2022 AFL Finals Series: Information for members

The Club looks forward to welcoming members into the Members' Reserve for the 2022 AFL Grand Final.

While access to the AFL Grand Final is dependent on the category of your membership, there are two seating options available to secure entry into the event. Members with access entitlements can choose between entering the Reserved Seat Ballot to secure a place at the event in advance or choose walk up seating or standing room on AFL Grand Final Day where a physical queue is facilitated outside the Members’ Reserve at the MCG.

Download the 2022 AFL Grand Final Members' Arrangements and Reserved Seat Ballot Guide here


Only Full members and Annual Guest Card holders have access entitlements to the 2022 AFL Grand Final, subject to Members’ Reserve capacity, adhering to arrangements and being financial for the 2022/23 subscription season.

Restricted and Provisional members will not be eligible to enter the AFL Grand Final Reserved Seat Ballot, or walk up for the event.

There will be no visitor tickets available for the 2022 AFL Grand Final.

Members wishing to access the AFL Finals Series and AFL Grand Final must have paid their renewal for the 2022/23 subscription season (which commenced on September 1, 2022) for their membership card to be valid.

For more information on attending the 2022 AFL Grand Final, Reserved Seat Ballot results or returning your seat, visit mcc.org.au/grandfinalballot and read the Grand Final Arrangements and Reserved Seat Registration Guide here.

Please note, Full members or Annual Guest Card holders successful in the Reserved Seat Ballot will not be able to access the Members’ Reserve until one hour AFTER the gates open on AFL Grand Final Day.

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AFL Grand Final walk up seating arrangements

Unreserved seats and standing room
Approximately 7,500 seats and 1,000 standing spaces will be made available for walk up access on AFL Grand Final Day on a first-in, first-served basis.

Queuing
Members and Annual Guest Card holders may queue for walk up seating for entry into the Members’ Reserve at Gate 2. Aside from comfort breaks, members must remain in the queue and not leave personal items in their place. Any chairs, bags, rugs or other items left unattended for long periods will be removed from the queue. Queuing members will be able to access tea and coffee, as well as bathroom facilities at Trumble Bar and Café between 9.00pm on Friday September 23 and 7.00am on Saturday September 24.

One person in the queue represents one spot. Latecomers are not able to join family or friends already in the queue. Club and security staff will be assigned to continually monitor the queue. Members and Annual Guest Card holders who fail to adhere to these rules may face disciplinary action under the Club’s Code of Conduct. Tea and coffee points will be available for those queuing on AFL Grand Final morning.

In the interest of safety for all, members are asked to enter the Reserve in a safe, responsible and respectful manner. Running is not permitted when moving your way through the queue or into the Reserve’s seating area.

Children aged 2 years and under as of the day of the event are eligible to attend free of charge provided they are accompanied by an adult, and do not occupy a seat.

Match day
Once you have selected your walk up seat on Levels 1, 2 or 3, an attendant will issue you with a reserved seat ticket for the match. Tickets on Level 4 will be distributed at the stairwell leading into each bay.

Once you occupy a seat, please remain there until you receive a ticket from an attendant. Attendants will begin issuing tickets within 15-20 minutes of gates opening.

Once you have your reserved seat ticket, you will be able to leave the MCG by scanning out via Gates 1, 2 or 3. Seat saving is not permitted and tickets will only be issued to members or Annual Guest Card holders present.

Designated dry areas for walk up seating will be as follows:
Level 1: Bays M38 and M39 - Rows AA to MM
Level 2: Bay N48 – Full bay
Level 4: Bays Q47 and Q48 – Rows CC to MM

Management reserves the right to make changes to the walk up procedure if they become necessary from a health, safety or security perspective.

View the Members' Reserve seating map for the 2022 AFL Grand Final here.

2022 AFL Grand Final

Restricted member access

Limited tickets will become available for Restricted members to today’s 2022 AFL Grand Final.

After assessing the early walk up arrivals of Full members, the Club has made the decision to make a limited number of tickets available to Restricted members.

Further information about on-sale times and access will be communicated directly to eligible Restricted members.

Members are reminded to ensure their 2022/23 subscription must be paid to avoid any delays. This is to be done in advance.

50-Year members

Access
On AFL Grand Final Day, 50-Year members will be able to access the Members’ Reserve via an exclusive 50-Year members entrance located on the left hand side of Gate 2. One person in the 50-Year member queue represents one spot. Latecomers will not be able to join family or friends already in the queue.

Unreserved Seats
50-Year members without a reserved seat will be able to access the Reserve from gate opening time at 8.00am. 50-Year members will be required to show their membership card to access the 50-Year entry queue ahead of gate opening and can be accompanied by one other Full member or Guest card holder.

50-year members will be able to access unreserved seating in the 50-Year members bay (N42) or the general walk-up seating in the Reserve. Please note only 50-Year members can access the seating in the 50-Year member seating bay.

Approximately 40 per cent of the 50-Year bay will be available for walk up access in addition to other allocated seating on Level 2.

50-Year members looking to access walk up seating on the day should proceed to the John Landy Room once gates open to obtain their seat ticket for the match. Attendants will begin issuing seat tickets soon after gates opening.

Reserved Seat Holders
50-Year members with a reserved seat will be able to access the Reserve via the 50-Year member entry from 9.00am.

John Landy Room
Access to the John Landy Room will be accessible by 50-Year members only (subject to capacity) where light refreshments will be available through the day.

Further information on walk up seating arrangements for the AFL Grand Final can be found in the AFL Grand Final Members’ Arrangements Guide.

Accessible seating and wheelchair spaces

Please note that the Club will not be issuing letters to provide as evidence to access the accessible entry queue.

Reserved Accessible Seat Holders
Members with a reserved seat will be able to enter the Members’ Reserve via the accessible entry on the left hand side of Gate 2 from 9.00am. Members will also be able to have one additional person line up with them in the queue. This person must be a Full member, hold an Annual Guest card and/or applicable Companion Card.

Unreserved Accessible Seating
Subject to capacity, members will be able to access the unreserved seating at the 2022 AFL Grand Final via the accessible entry queue on the left hand side of Gate 2. This queue will open and be available for accessible members to enter from 6.00am, with Gates opening at 8.00am.

Members will need to have provided relevant medical documentation prior to 5.00pm on Monday September 19.

Access to this queue will be granted to those who provide documentation and you can be accompanied by one other Full member, Annual Guest Card holder and/or Companion Card holder.

Yarra Park Accessible Parking
Disability permit holders will be eligible to pre-purchase a car park pass in Yarra Park for $10 online via Ticketek as part of an accessibility parking trial. For more information, and to book, click here.

Members' Dining Arrangements

The registration period for the Members' Dining Room and Jim Stynes Grill for this event has now closed. Information regarding dining will be sent directly to members via email.

Members should note that in the Members' Reserve, seats will NOT be issued to successful dining applicants. Further details on dining, including cancellation policy, access for children and more, visit mcc.org.au/dining.

Casual dining

Soak up the AFL Grand Final Day atmosphere from inside the MCC Reserve with dining options available from the moment gates open.

If you’re joining the queue or planning to arrive early, why not stay a while and enjoy breakfast in Trumble Bar & Café or a breakfast roll in the Long Room.

Hot food will be available in the following outlets throughout the day:

Trumble Bar & Café: Breakfast will be available between 8.00am and 10.00am. The Café will then close for half an hour, before re-opening for lunch between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

Long Room: The famous Long Room will serve a snack breakfast of breakfast rolls between 8.00am and 9.00am on AFL Grand Final Day. Lunch service will then begin from 10.30am, running until 2.30pm. Please note, dress standards apply throughout the day in the Long Room.

Stumps Tavern: The Stumps Tavern menu, featuring a range of bar snack favourites, will be available from 10.00am.

Tower 6: From 10.30am Tower 6 will serve its fan-favourite woodfire pizzas and snacks.

For information on the extensive selection of bars, cafes and casual dining experiences available within the Members’ Reserve on match day, click here.

Membership expectations and code of conduct

Members and guests in the MCC Reserve are expected to observe a standard of behaviour that is socially acceptable and in keeping with the standards befitting the Club, guided by the MCC Code of Conduct.

A reminder to members that your membership card is strictly not transferable under any circumstances. The Club will conduct random identity checks throughout AFL Grand Final Day and members found breaching the Rules could face a hefty suspension or expulsion under the Club’s disciplinary process.

The MCC Code of Conduct and MCC Penalty Guide can be viewed at mcc.org.au/codeofconduct.

Dress standards

When visiting the Members' Reserve there are certain dress standards that members and their guests must follow.

The dress standards will be enforced in the Members' Reserve at all events during the 2022 AFL Finals Series, so to avoid any delay at the turnstiles, please ensure that your attire, and that of your guests, is appropriate. Notwithstanding the outlined dress standards, management reserves the right to refuse entry to any person considered not suitably attired.

For more information on dress standards in the Members' Reserve, click here.

Here to help

We’re here to help – all members and their guests are encouraged to contact management in the event they need any assistance or have witnessed anti-social behaviour.

The channels in which members can contact management are through:
Facebook: @MelbourneCricketClub
Twitter: @MCC_Members
Instagram: @MCC_Members
Email: membership@mcc.org.au
Information found at: mcc.org.au
Live Chat function on the MCC website (available Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm AEST).
Located at Gate 2 of the MCG, the Membership Services Counter is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm AEST.

View the AFL Conditions of Entry
View the MCC COVIDSafe Plan

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