What time does the 2022 AFL Grand Final start?: Geelong Cats vs Sydney Swans

Footy fans can rejoice that the 2022 AFL Grand Final has returned to its traditional daytime venue.

For the first time in three years, the AFL Premiers will lift the Premier’s Cup in front of 100,000 fans at the MCG on Saturday – and they will do so with the sun still up.

Australian rules football’s biggest occasion is set for a 2:30 p.m. (AEST) start.

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It’s a dramatic change from the start of the 2021 Grand Final in Perth from 7pm on the east coast. The 2020 grand final was also played at night in Brisbane.

The confrontation between swans and cats takes place broadcast live by Channel 7 and on 7plus.

Network coverage begins from 10:30 a.m. with the countdown to the Grand Finals before live coverage at the MCG begins from 12 p.m.

Pre-match festivities and entertainment will begin from 1:25 p.m. with a Welcome to Country from Uncle Colin Hunter Jnr.

Fox Footy has a hit live Grand Finals day program, starting with the Official Grand Finals Breakfast from 9am.

The AFL announced Thursday that Australian pop star Delta Goodrem has joined the pre-match lineup, which also includes Robbie Williams and Mike Brady.

AFL GRAND FINAL (AEST) SCHEDULE

1:25 p.m.: Welcome to Country by Uncle Colin Hunter Jnr.

1:26 p.m.: Grand final procession in Toyota HiLux vehicles

1:33 p.m.: Mike Brady

1:40 p.m.: Telstra Pre-Match Entertainment – ​​Robbie Williams with Delta Goodrem

2:11 p.m.: Entrance of the referees and delivery of the Toyota match ball

2:13 p.m.-2:16 p.m.: Entry of the teams

2:24 p.m.: MC Hamish McLachlan – Recognition of the country

2:25 p.m .: Presentation of the Premiership Cup 2022 by Bachar Houli, Premiership Cup Ambassador

2:26 p.m .: National anthem performed by Katie Noonan

2:28 p.m .: Draw

2:30 p.m.: 2022 Toyota AFL Grand Final begins

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