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Match-day guide: Round 19

Carlton Media  July 28, 2017 12:10 PM

Team Selection | Round 19 Grace Phillips brings you all the team selection news ahead of our Round 19 clash against Geelong.

It’s Carlton v Geelong as we return home to take on the Cats for the AFL’s Multicultural Round.

ROUND 19

Carlton v Geelong
Saturday 29 July
Etihad Stadium, 7:25pm AEST 

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Played 217
Carlton 117
Geelong 98
Draws 2 

LAST TIME THE SIDES MET:

Round 10, 2016, Etihad Stadium
Carlton 16.8 (104) d Geelong 12.13 (85) 

FORECAST FOR SATURDAY NIGHT IN MELBOURNE:

Windy, late showers – top of 19 degrees. 

MULTICULTURAL ROUND:

Every match during the 2017 Multicultural Round will feature special Sherrin footballs with each to be stamped with the word ‘Welcome’ in the six most-spoken languages in Australia including Italian, Greek, Hindi, Arabic, Mandarin and Spanish.

Fans will also notice the hashtag ‘#ManyCulturesOneGame’ marked on the field and bilingual messaging painted on the 50m arc. In a display of harmony, the umpires at each game will wear orange wristbands with orange goal flags to be used in place of the traditional white flags.

MATCH-DAY PARTNER:

The Carlton Football Club is proud to have Virgin Australia as its match-day partner for the Blues’ Round 19 clash with Geelong.

To celebrate Multicultural Round, Virgin Australia is taking an entire row of fans from Etihad Stadium to Hong Kong.

Be sure to stay in your seats at half-time for your chance to win two Economy X return flights from Melbourne to Hong Kong.

You must be in your seat to be eligible for the prize if your row is selected. 

 

ZTE MATCH DAY MOMENTS:

ZTE Match Day Moments is back for 2017. Make sure you find the staff on the concourse before the game for your chance to be on the big screen.  

AFL AND VICHEALTH WATER BOTTLE GIVEAWAY:

The AFL and VicHealth are giving away footy shaped water bottles at Carlton’s clash with Geelong. Get in quick to grab your water bottle upon entering the Stadium. There will also be a limited number of water bottles available at the four VicHealth water fountains located on Level 1.

CURTAIN RAISER:

Before the main event between the Blues and the Cats, there will be a Mercury Cider Legends Game. The curtain-raiser match will kick off at 5:10pm. 

COMMUNITY CHAMPION:

This week Carlton recognises the community contribution of AMES Australia, acknowledging the organisation as the Blues Foundation’s Community Champion for Round 19.

AMES Australia provides a range of comprehensive settlement support programs, English language and vocational training, employment, community engagement and volunteering services to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. 

Following their visit to the Club on Thursday, recently arrived refugees and migrants from AMES Australia will form Carlton’s guard of honour before the match.

At each home game, the Carlton Football Club, through the Blues Foundation’s Community Champion Award, recognises someone in the community for their tireless work in gender equality, cultural inclusion or developing grassroots football, living out the Carlton Football Club values. 

MERCHANDISE:

Want to wear what the team wears? The Carlton Shop is your one-stop shop for our new 2017 Carlton merchandise including our latest men’s and women’s range.

On game day, you can stock up on the latest Blues gear at our Club Hub located outside Gate 5 from 5:00pm. You can also find us inside the stadium at Gate 5 from 5:30pm.

With 25 per cent off the 2017 Nike range, you can be sure to bag a bargain. Carlton members will also receive 10 per cent off all other purchases.

Alternatively, you can shop the range online.

MEMBERSHIP:

The journey continues, so make sure you’re on board!

It’s not too late to sign up as a 2017 Carlton Football Club member. Visit the Carlton Club Hub, located outside Gate 5. Our friendly membership team will be there to assist you with any enquiries from 5:00pm until half-time.

For more information, head to: membership.carltonfc.com.au or call 1300 CARLTON. 

 

WHAT’S ON:

  • 5:00pm – Concourse: Carlton’s Club Hub opens at Gate 5
  • 5:15pm – Concourse: Gate 3 & 7 ticket windows open
  • 5:30pm – Gates open
  • 5:30pm – Concourse: Be on the lookout for our ZTE Match Day Moments staff for your chance to be on the big screen!
  • 7:00pm – On ground: Captain Carlton and Navy Nina make their grand entrance onto the field
  • 7:17pm – On ground: Carlton players take the field
  • 7:25pm – Game starts

TICKETING:

Ticket Boxes at Gates 3 and 7 open at 5:15pm.

You can also purchase your tickets online, click here.

GENERAL ADMISSION AREAS:

Level 3, though some areas will be reserved seating.

CHEERSQUAD ALLOCATION:

Level 1, Aisle 25.

GATE OPENING:

Gates will open at 5:30pm.

CAR PARK OPENING:

Etihad Stadium’s Car Park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with more than 2,500 undercover car parks available. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Southern Cross Station is located adjacent to Etihad Stadium and can be accessed via a short walk across the Bourke Street pedestrian footbridge. 

City trams run to Etihad Stadium from La Trobe Street and Harbour Esplanade. 

Trams also stop in the CBD on Spencer Street, Bourke Street and Collins Street and all are a short walk to Etihad Stadium.

For more information or to plan your journey, visit the PTV website. 

BROADCAST:

Metro TV in Melbourne and Adelaide: Channel 7 (LIVE) and Fox Footy (LIVE)

Metro TV in Brisbane: Fox Footy (LIVE)

Metro TV in Sydney and Perth: 7mate (LIVE) and Fox Footy (LIVE)

Melbourne Radio: Triple M, 3AW, ABC, ABC Grandstand

Regional Radio: ABC, NIRS, AFL Nation, Triple M Regional 

FOLLOW THE BLUES ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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Snapchat (carlton_fc) 

Join in the Round 19 conversation. Hashtag #AFLBluesCats and show your support for Carlton by using the hashtag #BoundByBlue.