Here are all the fast facts you need to help you digest the 2022 AFL season fixture.
Features of the first 10 rounds:
- Six of the first nine games in primetime slots (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday night, including the Good Friday match).
- One interstate trip (Round 8 vs Port Adelaide)
- Two games in Ballarat (Round 6 and 10)
Teams we play twice
Melbourne, Geelong, GWS, Sydney and Hawthorn.
Round 8 at Adelaide Oval vs Port Adelaide
Round 11 at Optus Stadium vs West Coast
Round 14 at Giants Stadium vs GWS
Round 16 at the Gabba vs Brisbane
Round 17 at the SCG vs Sydney
Round 23 at University of Tasmania Stadium vs Hawthorn
Where we play
Marvel Stadium (11)
Mars Stadium (2)
Adelaide Oval (1)
Optus Stadium (1)
GMHBA Stadium (1)
Giants Stadium (1)
Home games at Marvel Stadium against Victorian teams
Round 2 vs Carlton
Round 7 vs Essendon
Round 12 vs Geelong
Round 15 vs Hawthorn
Round 18 vs St Kilda
Round 19 vs Melbourne
Away games at Marvel Stadium
Round 5 vs North Melbourne (Good Friday)
Round 9 vs Collingwood
Round 6 vs Adelaide
Round 10 vs Gold Coast
MCG games (both away)
Round 1 vs Melbourne
Round 4 vs Richmond
Reaction from Bulldogs’ CEO Ameet Bains:
“We’re excited about the 2022 AFL fixture from both a football and commercial perspective.”
“Our start to the season is particularly strong in terms of exposure on TV, with eight of our first nine games to be shown on free-to-air, and six of those matches on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday nights.
“We’re thrilled to be part of the season opener, which is followed by two home games at Marvel Stadium.
“We’re also proud to again be fixtured to play in the Good Friday game. We can’t wait to continue our strong commitment to supporting the Royal Children’s Hospital on what is a special day on the football calendar.
“As always, we look forward to returning to Mars Stadium to play our two games in Ballarat, after having some interruptions in the last two years.
“After what has been a difficult last two years for our members and fans through the pandemic, we’re pleased that they’ll be able to return to the football. We can’t wait to hear their support in the stands.
“We hope our fans can see the positivity in our fixture, and that they’re encouraged to jump on board as members for the 2022 season.”