AFL

AFL: Melbourne FC v Collingwood Magpies

THE AFL, Melbourne Football Club and the NSW Government are pleased to confirm the Round 13, Big Freeze Queen's Birthday match between Melbourne and Collingwood has been moved to Sydney.

The match remains scheduled for Monday June 14 at 3.20pm AEST.

As the Victorian community continues to navigate through the current COVID situation in the state, the call was made to move the match to ensure it would be played in front of fans, a decision made in conjunction with the Melbourne Football Club, the Victorian Government, FightMND, the NSW government and Venues NSW.

The Big Freeze slide will remain at the MCG.

NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said Sydney would be a perfect backdrop for this significant AFL fixture.

"The NSW Government is excited to partner with the AFL to host this important match at the SCG and to bring a distinct Sydney style to the Big Freeze in 2021. We have demonstrated our ability to deliver COVID-safe major events, and we look forward to welcoming AFL fans to the Harbour City to enjoy a long-weekend of football and festivities."

Member access details have been communicated to the member's nominated email address.

Getting to the SCG

Getting to the SCG

With thousands of supporters expected to watch Melbourne take on Collingwood in the Big Freeze Queen’s Birthday match, plan ahead and consider all available travel options to get to the game.

Parking is available within short walk of the SCG (flat rate event parking fees apply) including:

  • Entertainment Quarter car park, open 24 hours. Entry via Errol Flynn Blvd.
  • EP3 Showground Field grass car park on Driver Avenue, open from 12.15pm. Entry via Lang Rd. $30 flat rate fee per car (EFTPOS only).
  • Sydney Boys & Girls High School car park, open from around 1pm. Entry off Cleveland St.

On Monday 14 June, SCG gates open from 1.45pm with the first bounce from 3:20pm.

Light rail services and express shuttle buses will run frequently between Central and Moore Park before and after the game, so please consider walking instead via the Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter Walkway and Devonshire Street to get home. See the Transport for NSW map to help find your way.

NSW Health strongly recommended you wear face masks on public transport.

Additional queuing measures, signage and staff will be in place around Central Station, Moore Park transport hubs and the SCG to safely manage crowds arriving and leaving the game so be patient, practise physical distancing and follow the directions of staff on site.

Member Dining Options – Members Pavilion

Member Dining Options – Members Pavilion

The Members Pavilion Dining Room will be open with a selection of charcuterie boards, dips & chicken wings available to purchase from the Tyrrells wine bar in the mezzanine for walk in guests. A range of NSW wine varietals, boutique 4 Pines beers, ciders and soft drinks will be available from the Tyrrells wine bar in the mezzanine to purchase on the day.

Bookings are not required

Time: 3.20pm to 7.00pm

Bistro Grazing Menu – Guests Order & Purchase on Day at tables using Servy app or at Tyrrells Wine Bar in Mezzanine

Triple cooked fries with garlic aioli $9

Korean fried chicken wings, gochujang chilli sauce, kimchi $12

Southern fried chicken wings, hot sauce, ranch dressing, celery $12

Saltbush damper, saltbush butter, artichoke and spinach dip $14 

Charcuterie Board; Jamon serrano, manchego cheese, quince paste, piquelo peppers $16     

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Reservations not required
  • Dress regulations apply
  • Ground admission & seating not included in grazing menu pricing and can be purchased online through the Member Portal on the SCG web site. Please contact SCG Membership for any seating or ticketing enquiries

Member Dining Options – MA Noble Dining Room

Member Dining Options – MA Noble Dining Room

The Noble Dining Room will be open with a pop up Butchers Block carvery station. A range of NSW wine varietals, boutique 4 Pines beers, ciders and soft drinks will be available from the Noble Dining bar to purchase on the day.

Bookings are not required

Time: 3.50pm to 7.00pm

Butchers Block Menu – Guests Order & Purchase on Day

Slow cooked MSA Grade Aged Beef - Riverina NSW carved and served on a ciabatta baguette with celeriac slaw & accompanied by a selection of premium Tracklement sauces & jus $ 15.00

A sweet potato, bean, corn and manchego empanada with Chipotle Aioli $15.00 will be available for vegetarians.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Reservations not required.
  • Noble Dining room is exclusively available to SCG members & Sydney Swans Red Zone members
  • Dress regulations apply.
  • Ground admission & seating not included in menu pricing and can be purchased online through the Member Portal on the SCG web site. Please contact SCG Membership for any seating or ticketing enquiries