WESTERN & NORTHERN LINE TRAIN DISRUPTIONS
Please note that there will be significant disruptions on Northern, Western & City Loop train lines from 9:00pm Friday 30 August to early morning on Monday 2 September, with Public Transport Victoria to undertake around-the-clock upgrades to large parts of the Melbourne rail network.
Trams and extra buses will be deployed to keep Victorians moving while these works go ahead, but delays are to be expected so please allow extra time when travelling to and from our venues via these networks.
The 24th annual EJ Whitten Legends Game will be revitalised this year in a faster, fun and intensified format at a new home here at AAMI Park, enabling fans to get closer to the action and player banter than ever before.
Game date: Friday 30 August
Tickets On-sale: Wednesday 7 August at 5:00pm via Ticketek Australia
Start time: 8:00pm
Arrival: Please arrive early at AAMI Park and allow plenty of travel time. Guests will be subject to bag search, security wanding and a ticket check before entering the arena. This can take time. Limiting the amount of bags and items you bring can significantly reduce entry time, so please leave unnecessary items at home. We suggest guests arrive at least 45 minutes prior to their event start time to avoid disappointment.
Parking: Parking at Melbourne Park is limited and should be pre-booked
Public transport: AAMI Park is accessible by tram, train and bus. The arena is walking distance from Richmond Station. Please be aware of some train disruption which may affect your travel. Plan ahead with the Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner
Child Free Entry policy: Children aged 5 and under are entitled to enter the ground at no charge; however they must not occupy a seat.
EJ WHITTEN LEGENDS GAME AT AAMI PARK
Drawing inspiration from the new AFLX format, the year's EJ Whitten Legends Game will be dubbed ‘EJX’ and promises to be a thriller with the ledger currently even at one draw and 11 wins each for Victoria and the All Stars.
Held during the AFL’s Celebration of Football week, it will be a case of rivalry meets revelry as legends of the game and celebrities go head-to-head in honour of the late great Ted Whitten Senior to drive awareness and raise funds for men’s health.
And while research into men’s health is serious business, the game itself will be not-so-serious!
The match will be played over four x 15 minute quarters with 10-point supergoals from outside the launch zone, as well as ‘X-factor’ moments including celebrity Power Players – introduced at the 10-minute mark of each quarter with potential to score double-points for their team.