Fremantle’s marquee games have been scheduled for prime-time slots in 2024, with the AFL locking in the Club’s opening 15 rounds of next year’s Toyota 2024 AFL Premiership Season.
Opponents and venues have also been confirmed for rounds 16 to 24, with the dates and times to be announced later in the season.
The Club’s prime-time slots have been scheduled for a Saturday night Annual Len Hall Tribute Match in round 7 against the Western Bulldogs, while the Club’s proud Indigenous history will be on display in a Friday night spectacle against the reigning premiers in Collingwood for the round 11 Sir Doug Nicholls clash.
Four of a possible six home games at Optus Stadium will feature under lights across Friday and Saturday time slots, with the Club’s first Friday night fixture in round 3 a 4.20pm start against Adelaide on Good Friday (29 March).
The remaining Friday night game will be highlighted with the Club taking on Sydney in round 9, which will be one of two times we meet the Swans in 2024.
Port Adelaide, Melbourne, Western Bulldogs, Richmond and West Coast round out the remaining six teams that Fremantle will play twice for the year.
As announced on Wednesday, the Club will open its season on home soil for the first time since 2019, as they take on the 2023 grand finalists Brisbane in round 1 on Sunday 17 March at 3:50pm.
RAC Derby games will be played in round 6 (away) and round 20 (home).
Tickets are not yet on sale for the RAC Derby, the only way to secure your seat right now is with a 2024 Fremantle membership.
Once again Fremantle will be back-to-back in South Australia, taking on Port Adelaide in round 5 at Adelaide Oval, which follows the previously announced round Gather Round fixture against Carlton at the same venue in round 4 the week prior.
For the first time in Club history Fremantle will play Melbourne in Alice Springs on Sunday 2 June, while they will return to Tasmania for the first time since 2021 in round 18 against Hawthorn.
Victoria will feature Fremantle five times, with two games at the MCG (Richmond and Essendon) and three at Marvel Stadium (North Melbourne, St Kilda and Western Bulldogs).
The Club will also visit New South Wales twice, against Sydney at the SCG in round 16 and GWS at GIANTS Stadium in round 23.
Fremantle CEO Simon Garlick believes the 2024 AFL fixture will offer members and fans even more reason to be excited ahead of the Club’s 30th year celebrations.
“Every fixture brings exciting challenges and opportunities and this one is no different with three Friday night games at Optus Stadium in the first half of the season and matches in Alice Springs and Tasmania later in the year,” said Garlick.
“We are rapt to have three marquee games under lights at Optus Stadium between rounds seven and 11, which allows the Freo family to attend after work and community sporting commitments.
“Our annual Len Hall Game is the first of those fixtures and is always an incredible occasion. A Saturday night game against the Dogs gives us another significant opportunity to honour the ANZACs and giving all of our service men and women the recognition, they thoroughly deserve.
“Clashes with Sydney and Collingwood round out those marquee games and our round 11 match against the Magpies, allows us to proudly wear our 2024 indigenous jumper for Sir Doug Nicholls Round.”
Garlick confirmed Fremantle would remain in Adelaide to play Port Adelaide the weekend after the round 4 Gather Round clash with Carlton.
“We had a great Gather Round win over the Gold Coast Suns last year and that came after a week of bonding which is incredibly valuable with a young group.”