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Dockers-Blues clash moved to the MCG

Fremantle's clash against Carlton has found it's fourth venue in as many days, with the match now set to be played at the MCG on Saturday night.

Initially set for Optus Stadium, the Dockers were forced to leave Western Australia on Tuesday due to the four day lockdown for the Perth and Peel regions, now based in Victoria ahead of the round 16 clash.

Having initially hoped to play the match at York Park in Launceston that option was eliminated with the Tasmanian government refusing to allow an exemption for Fremantle to enter the state.

GMHBA Stadium was then locked in as the venue on Wednesday, before a re-structure on Thursday saw the MCG chosen for the clash between ninth and thirteenth on the table, with bouncedown at 7:40 AEST.

It will follow the Melbourne-Greater Western Sydney game that will be played at the venue at 1.45pm AEST earlier in the afternoon.

Fans who attend the afternoon fixture will be required to leave the venue before it is cleared ahead of the evening game.

It will be the first time Fremantle have played Carlton at the MCG since 2005, with the previous six meetings in Victoria being played at Docklands.

Fremantle will then remain in Victoria before playing Hawthorn in Launceston in round 17.

IMAGE: The Age.


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