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Finals go west: Full ticketing information for week one

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 8: Will Schofield of the Eagles looks to pass the ball during the 2015 AFL round 19 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium, Perth, Australia on August 8, 2015. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media)
The Eagles and Hawks kick off the 2015 Toyota AFL Finals Series with a Friday night blockbuster

UPDATE: The AFL has revealed ticketing information for week one of the 2015 Toyota AFL Finals Series.

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WEST COAST and Hawthorn will renew hostilities in the west next Friday night to kick-start the 2015 Toyota AFL Finals Series in a qualifying final at Domain Stadium.

The AFL has announced the fixture for the first week of the finals, with the second-ranked Eagles to host the Hawks in the second qualifying final at 6.20pm WST (8.20pm EST).

In their last encounter in round 19, the reigning premier took home the four points with a 14-point triumph over the Eagles in wet conditions at Domain Stadium.

The Eagles secured the home final with a thumping win over St Kilda on Saturday night, though the win may come at a cost with midfielder Chris Masten injured.

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Minor premier Fremantle will do battle against the fourth-placed Sydney Swans in the first qualifying final at Domain Stadium on Saturday afternoon at 1.20pm WST (3.20pm EST).

The Dockers, who requested a seven-day break after their final home-and-away match, Saturday's loss to Port Adelaide, will also be strengthened by the return of their 12 key players that were rested in the final-round match at Adelaide Oval.

As the minor premiers, the Dockers were given the choice of playing on Friday or Saturday in week one of the finals. 

"The AFL has again continued its position that the two qualifying finals between the top four teams should be played as the opening two matches of the finals series, so that the losers of these matches will then have the longer breaks leading into week two of the finals series than their prospective opponents," AFL fixturing manager Simon Lethlean said. 

Like the Eagles, the Swans have their injury concerns. Kieren Jack hurt his knee in Saturday's 63-point win over Gold Coast

The sixth-ranked Western Bulldogs then host Adelaide in a sudden-death elimination final at 7.20pm on Saturday night at the MCG.

The Bulldogs have played at the venue only twice this season, but the AFL said the potential crowd required the match to be played at the 'G rather than the Bulldogs' regular home ground, Etihad Stadium.

The Dogs have a 1-1 record at the MCG, having beaten Richmond by 19 points in round two but lost to lowly Melbourne in round eight.

The first weekend of finals will end at the MCG, when Richmond and North Melbourne meet again next week in a do-or-die elimination final.

The match is on Sunday afternoon, with the opening bounce set for 3.20pm local time.

The Tigers will enter the clash having defeated a second-string Kangaroos by 41 points on Friday night, but North will look a vastly different team when its nine rested players return for the game.

Transporting fans to interstate matches presents a challenge for the AFL during this year's finals series, and the League said official carrier Virgin Australia had already added thousands of additional seats its flight schedule in anticipation of increased demand.

WEEK ONE FINALS FIXTURE (all times local)

Friday night, Domain Stadium, 6.20pm
West Coast v Hawthorn (second qualifying final)

Saturday, Domain Stadium, 1.20pm
Fremantle v Sydney Swans (first qualifying final)

Saturday night, MCG, 7.20pm
Western Bulldogs v Adelaide (second elimination final)

Sunday, MCG, 3.20pm
Richmond v North Melbourne (first elimination final)