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Blues to open 2017 season

Julian Trantino, Carlton Media  October 23, 2016 1:00 PM

A bumper crowd is expected for the traditional Carlton-Richmond season opener. (Photo: AFL Media)

A bumper crowd is expected for the traditional Carlton-Richmond season opener. (Photo: AFL Media)

Carlton will open the 2017 season with a home game against traditional rival Richmond.

The AFL today announced the Round 1 fixture, which sees the Blues host the Tigers at the MCG on Thursday, March 23.

It will mark the 10th time in 11 years that Carlton and Richmond open a season, with the tradition beginning in 2007.

The full 2017 AFL fixture will be released on Thursday, October 27.

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Round 1 fixture:

Thursday, March 23
Carlton v Richmond, MCG

Friday, March 24
Collingwood v Western Bulldogs, MCG

Saturday, March 25
Sydney Swans v Port Adelaide, SCG
North Melbourne v West Coast, Etihad Stadium
Gold Coast v Brisbane Lions, Metricon Stadium
Essendon v Hawthorn, MCG

Sunday, March 26
Adelaide v Greater Western Sydney, Adelaide Oval
St Kilda v Melbourne, Etihad Stadium
Fremantle v Geelong, Domain Stadium