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Match day information v Essendon

Sandi hangs up the boots Aaron Sandilands announces his retirement.

The Fremantle Dockers take on Essendon this Saturday, 17 August at Optus Stadium in Retro Round! Bounce down is 6.10pm.

Round 22 is also member thank you round, in which we acknowledge the unwavering passion and support from all of our members.

There are still tickets available to Saturday’s game through Ticketmaster.

The best and cheapest transport option is via bus or train, with free public transport included three hours pre and three hours post-match with every Fremantle game-access membership or Ticketmaster ticket.

Key times

4pm – Membership services open at gate B
4pm – All gates open
4pm – Purple Playground at the Southern Oval 
4.10pm – Curtain Raiser (Freo Dockers Cup)
4.40pm – Crowd and screen interactions, game analysis and more with on ground announcers, Ty Thwaites and Pete Curulli
5.56pm – Fremantle team entry
6.08pm – Coin toss
6.10pm – Bounce down


AROUND THE GROUND

Get your retro kit ready!

Forget a sea of purple, this weekend we’re calling on fans to create a sea of red and green! The five best-dressed fans in retro Fremantle gear will be invited on ground at half time to take part in the Retro Play-off! 

More information on how to enter here!

Purple Playground – from 4pm
The Purple Playground is located on the Southern Oval, located outside gate D (view stadium precinct map). Bring the family down for football activities, an inflatable obstacle course and face painting. 

Supporters Club – Riverview Rooms 1 & 2 and Skyview Lounge 
Riverview Rooms 1 & 2 (level 3 west) and The Skyview Lounge (level 5 west) will be open from 12pm for Supporters Club members. Non-playing players will make an appearance from 5pm in the Riverview Room.

Supporter Club members will need to have their 2019 membership card to gain entry. Please note there is limited capacity.

Membership queries
The membership team will be located at gate B from 4pm.

Player signing
Non playing players will be unable to sign this week due to the Peel Thunder game being played at the same time

Legends Kick
Past player Leigh Wardell-Johnson will be taking the first kick of the day from 5.45pm.

Leigh kicked Freo’s first goal in their first ever home game 25 years ago against Essendon at the WACA.

DURING THE GAME

Retro Round thanks to Hit92.9
To acknowledge Fremantle’s 25th season in the AFL, Fremantle will wear their retro ‘anchor’ style guernsey against Essendon on Saturday!

Quarter time – Hit Live with Shannon White
Thanks to hit92.9, be in your seat at quarter time to listen to Hit Live. Hit Live sees a local WA artist performing a cover of a hit or old school song live in stadium at each home game. 

POST-MATCH

Sandi’s send off
Stay in your seats post-match to farewell a legend of Fremantle.

Club song
Sing along with us in the event of a win! View club song lyrics.

Post-match coverage
Follow us on social media and the club app for all post-match content including player interviews and Ross Lyon’s media conference. 
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Mac for a Match
If we win, you win with a free Big Mac on Monday thanks to McDonald’s! Present your game day ticket, membership card or membership confirmation email to redeem your free Big Mac. Terms and conditions apply.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs