CARLTON'S VFL side will have another dress rehearsal on Saturday ahead of the upcoming VFL season.

Carlton will host Williamstown on Saturday at IKON Park, with the game kicking off from 12:15pm (AEDT), and fans will be able to come along to watch the team in action.

Following COVID-safe guidelines, 1,000 people will be allowed to enter the ground to see the VFL side in action for the first time in 2021.

Patrons can enter through gate two from 11:45am onwards, with fans encouraged to get to the ground as close to that time as possible due to the cap in crowd numbers.

Fans will be seated in the Gardiner Stand and Heroes Terrace only, with a concession stand open at gate two to purchase food: no alcohol will be permitted.

Carlton's VFL side has won its two practice matches so far, with its home-and-away season to kick off on Saturday 17 April against Southport in the revamped competition.