Posted: 1 October, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
All The Key Events On Grand Final Day
When's everything happening?
There's always heaps happening on grand final day.
With plenty of performances, lots of events and, of course, the massive grand final between Sydney and the Western Bulldogs, we're set for a massive day.
So when's everything happening?
All the key events and times:
8am: Melbourne Cricket Club gates open
9.30am: General public gates open
10am: NAB All Stars under-17 game (*note game now at Punt Road Oval)
1.29pm: Welcome to Country by Uncle Bill Nicholson
1.30pm: Retiring greats and award winners' motorcade (Jed Adcock, Troy Chaplin, Adam Cooney, Michael Firrito, David Hale, Brian Lake, Matthew Pavlich, Farren Ray, Ted Richards, Nathan van Berlo, Andrew Walker, John Coleman Medal winner Josh Kennedy and Brownlow medallist Patrick Dangerfield)
1.33pm: Mike Brady performs One Day in October
1.37pm: Vance Joy performs
1.45pm: The Living End performs
1.53pm: Sting performs
2.04pm: Virgin Australia Flyover
2.12pm: Umpires enter arena
2.14pm: Western Bulldogs enter arena
2.17pm: Sydney Swans enter arena
2.25pm: Premiership cup delivered by Peter Bedford and John Schultz
2.26pm: National anthem performed by Vika and Linda Bull
2.30pm: Match starts
3.45pm: NAB AFL Auskick and final of 13CABS Grand Final sprint
5.15pm: Final siren, followed by the presentation of the Norm Smith Medal (by Shannon Grant), the Jock McHale Medal (by Leigh Matthews), premiership medallions (by NAB AFL Auskick participants) and the premiership cup (to be presented by Peter Bedford or John Schultz)
6.15pm: Virgin Australia premiership party
6.20pm: Vance Joy performs
6.55pm: The Living End performs
7.30pm: Presentation of the premiership team with the AFL premiership cup