The AFL has today announced the fixture for Round Seven of the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

In what is set to be one of the biggest rounds of the season, the first game of Round Seven will see Essendon host Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium on Thursday, July 16 at 7:40pm (AEST).

Geelong will then host Collingwood at Optus Stadium in Perth as the first of the WA hubs games kicks off a Friday night blockbuster on July 17.

The Gold Coast SUNS will host Carlton at Metricon Stadium in the Saturday night prime time slot on Channel 7, while the Grand Final replay between Richmond and GWS Giants will be at the MCG on Sunday.

The WA derby at Optus Stadium, potentially in front of 60,000 fans, will complete the round as Fremantle host the West Coast Eagles in a Sunday night spectacular.

Fremantle and the West Coast Eagles will return to Western Australia after their respective Round Six games in Queensland where they will be joined by Geelong Cats and Collingwood who will base themselves in Perth for three matches. All teams are subject to protocols developed in conjunction the West Australian Government.

AFL General Manager of Clubs and Broadcasting Travis Auld said Round Seven of the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season was set to be one the best of the season so far.

“As good as the match ups are in Round Six, it was really constructed with an eye on setting up Round Seven, in not only allowing Geelong, Collingwood, Fremantle and the West Coast Eagles to fly to Perth for the next iteration of the hubs, but also with key match ups in every timeslot across the round.” Mr Auld said.

“Once again on behalf of the AFL, we thank the Adelaide Crows, Fremantle, Port Adelaide and the West Coast Eagles for their patience and support in the Queensland high performance centres over recent weeks, along with the Collingwood and Geelong football clubs for their support as we continue to work through the most unique period our game has faced.”

Round seven will consist of one Thursday night, one Friday night, one Saturday afternoon, one Saturday twilight, two Saturday nights, one Sunday afternoon, one Sunday twilight and one Sunday evening match.

The Sunday evening timeslot remains in place and is designed to optimise viewership.

Matches will be broadcast live by the Seven Network, Foxtel and via Kayo and the official AFL Live App thanks to Telstra.

The AFL would like to acknowledge the support of all industry stakeholders throughout this process as well as Optimal Planning for their assistance in the construction of the fixture.

The next block of matches will be released by the AFL in the coming weeks.

See below fixture for Round Seven of the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.  

Round Seven

 

 

 

Thursday, Jul 16

STADIUM (NETWORK)

EST

LOCAL

 

 

 

 

Essendon vs. Hawthorn

Marvel Stadium (SEVEN)

7:40pm

7:40pm

 

 

 

 

Friday, Jul 17

STADIUM (NETWORK)

EST

LOCAL

 

 

 

 

Geelong Cats vs. Collingwood

Optus Stadium (SEVEN)

8:10pm

6:10pm

 

 

 

 

Saturday, Jul 18

STADIUM (NETWORK)

EST

LOCAL

 

 

 

 

Sydney Swans vs. Brisbane Lions

SCG (FOX)

1:45pm

1:45pm

 

 

 

 

Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs

MCG (FOX)

4:35pm

4:35pm

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast SUNS vs. Carlton

Metricon Stadium (SEVEN)

7:40pm

7:40pm

 

 

 

 

North Melbourne vs. Adelaide Crows

Marvel Stadium (FOX)

7:40pm

7:40pm

 

 

 

 

Sunday, Jul 19

STADIUM (NETWORK)

EST

LOCAL

 

 

 

 

St Kilda vs. Port Adelaide

Marvel Stadium (FOX)

1:05pm

1:05pm

 

 

 

 

Richmond vs. GWS GIANTS

MCG (SEVEN)

3:35pm

3:35pm

 

 

 

 

Fremantle vs. West Coast Eagles

Optus Stadium (FOX)

6:35pm

4:35pm