WHO: Hawthorn v West Coast

WHEN: Saturday, October 3 at 2.30pm AEST


WEATHER: Mostly sunny. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 30 to 40 km/h in the late evening. Top temperature of 30 degrees.

TICKETS: Sold out.

GETTING THERE: Parking is available at the MCG, but is extremely limited. Fans are advised to take public transport to the venue. Extra trams and trains have been scheduled to accommodate the big crowd.

TEAMS: Hawthorn dropped Billy Hartung on Thursday night for Jack Gunston. The Eagles are un-changed from their preliminary final win over North Melbourne.


BETTING: Hawthorn $2.45, West Coast $1.60 (CrownBet.com.au)

Home and away season:
3rd – 16 wins, 6 losses, percentage of 158.4.
Qualifying final: West Coast 14.12 (96) d Hawthorn 9.10 (64) at Domain Stadium.
Semi-final: Hawthorn 21.9 (135) d Adelaide 8.13 (61) at the MCG.
Preliminary final: Hawthorn 15.4 (94) d Fremantle 10.7 (67) at Domain Stadium.
Overall finals record: 52 wins, 29 losses
Premierships: 12 – 1961, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1988-89, 1991, 2008, 2013-14.
Grand Finals losses: 6 – 1963, 1975, 1984-85, 1987, 2012.

Home and away season:
2nd – 16 wins, 5 losses, 1 draw, percentage of 148.2.
Qualifying final: West Coast 14.12 (96) d Hawthorn 9.10 (64) at Domain Stadium.
Preliminary final: West Coast 10.20 (80) d North Melbourne 7.13 (55) at Domain Stadium
Overall finals record: 21 wins, 23 losses, 1 draw
Premierships: 3 – 1992, 1994, 2006.
Grand Finals losses: 2 – 1991, 2005.

HEAD TO HEAD: Played: 45 – West Coast 25 wins, Hawthorn 20 wins.

UMPIRES: Brett Rosebury, Matt Stevic, Jeff Dalgleish

RUNOUT TIMES: West Coast will enter the arena at 2.14pm. Hawthorn will follow at 2.17pm.

NORM SMITH MEDAL VOTING: Presented by dual North Smith medallist Andrew McLeod, the medal will be awarded to the player adjudged best on ground. The following five people will vote to decide the winner using a 3-2-1 voting system: Peter Bell (6PR), Guy McKenna (ABC), Mark Thompson (3AW), Dermott Brereton (SEN), Peter Lalor (The Australian).

ENTERTAINMENT: Canadian rocker Bryan Adams, best known for his Summer of '69 classic, will headline the Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show alongside English singer Ellie Goulding. American singer Chris Isaak will also take to the stage before the game. Adams and Goulding will then perform at the Virgin Australia Premiership Party – a free concert for fans after the match.

WHERE TO WATCH: Click here for the broadcast guide.

AFL.com.au COVERAGE: Live chat from 8am, video highlights as the game progresses, live match centre and complete post-match text and video coverage.

Watch the full game live on your mobile or tablet with the official AFL Live App

TV/RADIO COVERAGE: Channel Seven will telecast the match around Australia and provide a high definition simulcast on its multichannel 7mate. The following radio stations are broadcasting the match:

Melbourne: 3AW, Triple M, SEN, ABC774
Adelaide: Triple M, ABC891, Fiveaa
Perth: 6PR, ABC720, MIX94.5, Triple M digital
Sydney: Triple M, ABC702, NIRS
Brisbane: Triple M, ABC612, NIRS
Canberra: ABC666, NIRS
Hobart: ABC936
Darwin: ABC105.7, NIRS
Regional: NIRS, Crocmedia, GoldFM, KRock

OVERSEAS FANS: You can watch the big game at one of the hundreds of Grand Final parties around the world, or via the AFL's overseas broadcast partners.

Hawthorn: Fan day at Glenferrie Oval from 12pm, where players will be presented on stage.
West Coast: Fan day at Domain Stadium, from 12.30pm (WST), where players will be presented on stage.