AFL (Australian Football League)

AFL

The Australian Football League (AFL) is the premier competition of Australian rules football in Australia. Originating in the state of Victoria and contested as the Victorian Football League between 1897 and 1990, the name was changed after clubs from other states were granted entry into the league.

There are 18 teams who compete in the AFL, with a series of home and away matches over a 23 round season. The top 8 teams then play in a 4 round final series, with the top 2 teams competing in the season ending AFL Grand Final, held each year at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The most successful teams are Carlton and Essendon, who have each won 16 premierships. The 2020 premiers were Richmond, who won their 13th title after defeating Geelong by 31 points in the Grand Final.


AFL Grand Final

The AFL Grand Final is the culmination of the season, competed by the top 2 teams. Traditionally held on the final Saturday in September or the first Sunday in October at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the winner’s receive the AFL’s premiership cup and the premiership flag.


AFL Tickets

Ticket availability for AFL tickets vary between clubs and the opposition they are playing, with derby matches in particular demand.

Tickets for a variety of AFL matches are available to purchase through Ticketmaster here.


Clubs of the AFL

There are 18 clubs who compete in the AFL, with 10 of those based in Victoria. Click on the link next to the team (where available) for a guide to visiting the stadium and city, or view the map on the bottom of this page to see where each team is located.

Adelaide Football Club (South Australia) – Adelaide Oval (Capacity – 55,317)

Brisbane Lions (Queensland) – The Gabba (Capacity – 42,000)

Carlton Football Club (Victoria) – Docklands Stadium (Capacity – 56,347)

Collingwood Football Club (Victoria) – Melbourne Cricket Ground (Capacity – 100,024)

Essendon Football Club (Victoria) – Docklands Stadium (Capacity – 56,347)

Fremantle Football Club (Western Australia) – Perth Stadium (Capacity – 60,000)

Geelong Football Club (Victoria) – Kardinia Park (Capacity – 36,000)

Gold Coast Football Club (Queensland) – Carrara Stadium (Capacity – 25,000)

Greater Western Sydney Giants (New South Wales) – Sydney Showground (Capacity – 24,000)

Hawthorn Football Club (Victoria) – Melbourne Cricket Ground (Capacity – 100,024)

Melbourne Football Club (Victoria) – Melbourne Cricket Ground (Capacity – 100,024)

North Melbourne Football Club (Victoria) – Docklands Stadium (Capacity – 56,347)

Port Adelaide Football Club (South Australia) – Adelaide Oval

Richmond Football Club (Victoria) – Melbourne Cricket Ground (Capacity – 100,024)

St Kilda Football Club (Victoria) – Docklands Stadium (Capacity – 56,347)

Sydney Swans (New South Wales) – Sydney Cricket Ground (Capacity – 48,601)

West Coast Eagles (Western Australia) – Perth Stadium (Capacity – 60,000)

Western Bulldogs (Victoria) – Docklands Stadium (Capacity – 56,347)


Further Information

AFL Official Website


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