Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs AFL tickets
Round 2, Sunday, 31st March 3:20pm, MARVEL STADIUM
Watch Hawthorn and the Western Bulldogs 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 Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs 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
Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs Centre Wing Seats (Section N17-22)
|Seat & Dining Package||$300|
Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs Wing Seats (Section N26)
|Seat & Dining Package||$275|
1961 VFL Grand Final: Hawthorn v Footscray
For the first few decades after joining the VFL in 1925, both Hawthorn and Footscray spent most of their time in the bottom four of the ladder. After a number of winless finals campaigns, the Dogs broke through for their first premiership in 1954. By contrast the Hawks didn't even make the finals until 1957. So it was an unusual finals series to see Hawthorn, St Kilda and Footscray joining perennial finalist Melbourne in the top 4.
Hawthorn finishing on top of the ladder went straight through to the Grand Final defeating Melbourne by 7 points in the second semi final. The Bulldogs knocked off the Saints and the Demons on their way to the Grand Final. This was the first Grand Final since 1953 that the Demons hadn’t played in.
In front of 107,935 spectators, the Bulldogs worked their way to an eight-point lead at half-time, but were clearly struggling with the physicality of their hardened opponents. Bulldogs rover Merv Hobbs recalled eight players needing first aid, while ruckman John Schultz remembered: The selectors looked around and could see we were in a bad way. In those days, strange to realise, we didn't hydrate. We were told not to drink too much in case we got cramps. We just ran out of legs. And Hawthorn were brutal. They made every contest a physical clash. In the second half, the Hawks moved John Peck into the ruck and had Winneke and Hill crash into Schultz at every ruck contest. Hawthorn led by centreman Brendan Edwards, pulled away from the tiring Bulldogs, kicking ten goals to two to take out their first VFL premiership.
The last 5 times they met
|Round 16, 2018||Hawthorn||122 vs 59||Etihad|
|Round 23, 2017||Hawthorn||99 vs 90||Etihad|
|2016 Semi Final||Western Bulldogs||107 vs 84||MCG|
|Round 3, 2016||Hawthorn||93 vs 90||Etihad|
|Round 3, 2015||Hawthorn||127 vs 57||UTAS|
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