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Do you have a long distance relationship with your AFL team?

Do you barrack for a Victorian side but live interstate or do you love to follow your team interstate throughout the season? We understand! You never know when your cheer in the stands is the one that brings your team the win and there is nothing like the atmosphere of attending a match live.

AFL is one of the best parts of a Melbourne winter. Rain, hail or shine, the boys will be out on the ground and sometimes a bit extra mud makes things more exciting. The footy is played at the iconic MCG as well as Etihad Stadium, both of which are an easy tram ride away from the hotel.

AFL Accommodation

Crowne Plaza Melbourne is a great base for your AFL getaway, with close proximity to both Etihad and the MCG. Our convenient location for both footy and city exploration combined with comfortable accommodation and excellent service means your weekend will be one to remember. Stay for the weekend on our Weekend Special package which includes:

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet for two at Clarendon Street Grill
  • Late 4pm checkout (subject to availability)

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*Note: Clicking the ‘book now’ button above will direct you to Crowne Plaza Melbourne’s booking engine. Your Weekend Special rate code will be pre-loaded once you enter your dates of stay.

Enrol in IHG® Rewards Club to enjoy free internet whenever you stay with us, plus IHG® Rewards Club points when you book your getaway directly via our website, mobile app or over the phone on 138 388.

Here are some of our favourite things to do when in town for the footy

  • For the Footy Family – enjoy some great indoor family activities no matter the weather such as SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Ice Skating at O’Brien Group Arena or a movie the whole family will enjoy with a variety of cinemas across the city including Hoyts Melbourne Centre and Village Crown.
  • For the Sporty Couple – discover some the great food Melbourne has to offer such as tapas at Movida, Mexican delights at Mamasita or Greek at Gazi. Need some exercise to balance out the indulgent meals? Melbourne is a great place to exercise outdoors, take a run around The Tan or the iconic Albert Park Lake or do an outdoor yoga class. The hotel gym is also a convenient way to squeeze a workout around your AFL games and sightseeing.
  • For the Boys Weekend – continue the sport and beer theme and checkout some of the great sports bars in the city. We love Turf Bar on Queen Street, The Imperial on Bourke Street and Bells Hotel in South Melbourne.
  • For the Girls Getaway – after cheering yourself hoarse in the chilly weather treat yourself to some spa treatments at Botanica Day Spa on Collins Street and then enjoy some cocktails and catch up with your besties at one of the bars along South Bank.

AFL Fixture 2017 – Interstate Teams Playing in Melbourne

June

  • 10 June – Hawthorn V Gold Coast Suns – MCG
  • 10 June – Essendon V Port Adelaide – Etihad Stadium
  • 11 June – Carlton V GWS Giants – Etihad Stadium
  • 17 June – Richmond V Sydney Swans – MCG
  • 24 June – Collingwood V Port Adelaide – MCG
  • 25 June – St Kilda V Gold Coast Suns – Etihad Stadium
  • 20 June – Melbourne V Sydney Swans – MCG

July

  • 1 July – Western Bulldogs V West Coast Eagles – Etihad Stadium
  • 1 July – Carlton V Adelaide Crows – MCG
  • 2 July – Essendon V Brisbane Lions – Etihad Stadium
  • 9 July – North Melbourne V Fremantle – Etihad Stadium
  • 16 July – Richmond V Brisbane Lions – Etihad Stadium
  • 22 July – Melbourne V Port Adelaide – MCG
  • 23 July – Richmond V GWS Giants – MCG
  • 23 July – Collingwood V West Coast Eagles – Etihad Stadium
  • 28 July – Hawthorn V Sydney Swans – MCG
  • 30 July – Collingwood V Adelaide Crows – MCG

August

  • 6 August – St Kilda V West Coast Eagles – Etihad Stadium
  • 11 August – Western Bulldogs V GWS Giants – Etihad Stadium
  • 12 August – Essendon V Adelaide Crows – Etihad Stadium
  • 20 August – Melbourne V Brisbane Lions – Etihad Stadium
  • 27 August – Essendon V Fremantle – Etihad Stadium*

  BOOK NOW

*Note: Clicking the ‘book now’ button above will direct you to Crowne Plaza Melbourne’s booking engine. Your Weekend Special rate code will be pre-loaded once you enter your dates of stay.

Enrol in IHG® Rewards Club to enjoy free internet whenever you stay with us, plus IHG® Rewards Club points when you book your getaway directly via our website, mobile app or over the phone on 138 388.

Terms and Conditions

*Round 23 matches dates/times are TBC. Rates are per room, per night and are subject to availability at participating hotels. Offer includes accommodation for 2 adults and buffet breakfast for a minimum length of stay of 2 nights or more. Rates also qualify for IHG Rewards Club Points. Couple activity would be defined by individual hotels and may vary. A credit card guarantee may be required upon booking. Tax, service charge, credit card surcharges as applicable. Payment only upon check-in. The final bill will be presented in the hotel’s local currency. Cancellation and no show policy apply. Blackout dates may apply. Offer is valid only for less than 10 rooms and cannot be combined with any other special offer, including but not limited to InterContinental Ambassador’s complimentary weekend night certificate. Visit ihgrewardsclub.com for details. Other terms and conditions may apply, please visit the hotels booking page for further details. © 2015 InterContinental Hotels Group, Three Ravinia Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30346-2121 U.S.A. All rights reserved. Most hotels are independently owned and operated.

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