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VU Whitten Oval


 

Match information

Round 1: Western Bulldogs v Fremantle

FREE ENTRY
Entry is subject to capacity

Date: Saturday, February 4
Gates Open: 6.30pm EDT
Game Starts: 7.40pm EDT

Round 2: Western Bulldogs v Adelaide Crows

FREE ENTRY
Entry is subject to capacity

Date: Friday, February 10
Gates Open: 6.30pm EDT
Game Starts: 7.35pm EDT

Round 3: Western Bulldogs v Melbourne

DOUBLE HEADER

Subject to capacity, fans have free entry to the Western Bulldogs v Melbourne NAB AFLW match after three quarter time of the Western Bulldogs v Melbourne JLT Community Series match.

The AFL advises that VU Whitten Oval has a limited capacity of 10,000 and considering anticipated demand for both matches, strongly recommends that all members and fans guarantee their entry by using their membership card to register or purchase a general admission ticket via Ticketmaster.

Tickets are subject to availability on a first come, first serve basis and subject to an additional fee. Guarantee your entry now at www.ticketmaster.com.au

Date: Saturday, February 18
Gates Open: 2.30pm EDT
Game Starts: 7.40pm EDT

Round 4: Western Bulldogs v Collingwood

FREE ENTRY
Entry is subject to capacity

Date: Saturday, February 25
Gates Open: TBC
Game Starts: 7.10pm EDT

Field manual

Address: 417 Barkly Street, Footscray VIC 3011
Capacity: 10,000

Whitten Oval was the Bulldogs' home for generations and remains the squad's training base and administrative headquarters. During its days as an official AFL venue, the Whitten Oval held around 25,000 but has since been redeveloped with capacity now estimated at around 14,000.

The redevelopment of the park was completed in 2011, which included a brand new grandstand, change room and administrative building.

Getting there

Train
Whitten Oval is a short stroll from West Footscray station - on the Sydneham/Watergardens line.

Tram
By tram from the city, catch the #57 West Maribyrnong service.

The #57 links at Maribyrnong Road with the #82, which passes within a block of the ground.

Bus
Routes: 409; Yarraville – Footscray, 410; Sunshine – Footscray, 411; Laverton Railway Station - Altona Meadows – Altona – Footscray (via Millers Road), 412; Altona Meadows – Altona – Footscray (via Mills Street), 414; Laverton South – Laverton - Footscray.