Country Match - Geelong v Essendon AFL tickets
Round 7, Sunday, 5th May 3:20pm, MCG
Watch the Cats and the Bombers battle it out from the comfort of the best seats in the house with our 2019 MCG Medallion Club tickets. We have premium football tickets to every round in the MCG Medallion Club.
You’ll be in the best seats in the house and enjoy access to the finest facilities for celebrations. Normally, you need an annual Medallion Club membership to enjoy seats like these. But, at The Golden Ticket, you can buy tickets for each game individually. Make sure you get in touch early and book your seats today!
Watch all the Geelong v Essendon match day action from our MCG Medallion Club seating
With tickets to the Medallion Club, you'll have access to the best views on ground, from your choice of:
These premium seats provide uninterrupted views on level 2, undercover from the elements and with easy access to the Legends Lounge Bar.
Medallion Club dining in the Tom Wills Room and the Legends Room include premium food and beverages in the best located dining rooms at the MCG.
A la carte 3-course meal
Continuous service of premium beverages from approximately two hours pre-game until 30 minutes post-match
Half Time Fare: Scones, Pies, Sausage Rolls & Pasties
Tea, coffee and chocolates
Post match refreshments
Copy of AFL Record for each guest
MC and Guest Speaker for selected matches
Geelong v Essendon Centre Wing Seats (Section N17-22)
|Seat & Dining Package||$325|
Geelong v Essendon Wing Seats (Section N26)
|Seat & Dining Package||$300|
History of the Geelong v Essendon clash
Since 1980, these two clubs have met in the finals three times - two of them in 1989. The 1989 Qualifying Final saw Essendon upset the in form Geelong side by 76 points, two weeks later in a remarkable turnaround the Cats thumped the Bombers by 94 points in the Preliminary Final with Gary Ablett kicking 8 goals.
One of most talked about matches of the modern era was the Round 6 1993 match between these two sides. A high scoring affair with Paul Salmon kicking 10.6 and Gary Ablett kicking 14.7 in a losing side.
A number of notable players have represented both clubs: Paul Chapman, James Kelly, John Barnes, Tim Darcy, Mathew Stokes, Sean Denham, Justin Murphy, Glenn Kilpatrick, Stephen Carey, Andrew Rogers and Brent Prismall. And former Bombers player Mark Thompson coached both clubs.
This year will mark the fourth instalment of the Country Match, after being launched during the 2016 season. Kevin Sheedy (instrumental in the introduction of Country Round) sees it as a chance for Melbourne residents to connect with and appreciate their country neighbours, raising awareness and respect for the farmers who have been the backbone of the nation for 200 years.
A hotly contested battle between Essendon and Geelong, this game is increasingly popular and provides plenty of entertainment, both on and off the field.
The last 5 times they met
|Round 9, 2018||Essendon||84 vs 50||MCG|
|Round 8, 2017||Essendon||110 vs 93||MCG|
|Round 20, 2016||Geelong||100 vs 34||Etihad|
|Round 4, 2016||Geelong||72 vs 42||MCG|
|Round 10, 2015||Geelong||122 vs 53||Etihad|
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