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Match Information | JLT Series - Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn

'We're confident that we've put the work in' The boys had their last training session at VU Whitten Oval before heading up to Ballarat for the JLT Community Series.

JLT Community Series – Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn

Saturday, 3 March
Mars Stadium, Ballarat
2:05 PM EDT

Saturday is a Western Bulldog home game.  Click here for ticketing information . Subject to capacity, 2018 Western Bulldogs access members can scan in for FREE entry at Mars Stadium, for this JLT Series match against Hawthorn.



TV: Fox Footy, 2.00pm EDT.

Radio: 3AW, Fiveaa, Mix94.5, AFL Nation

Ticketing & Membership

Access Members are able to scan in using their 2018 membership cards for FREE (subject to capacity).
Access Members looking to guarantee entry can do so by upgrading to guaranteed ticket via the Ticketmaster website using their 2018 membership barcode. Click here for more details.

For all membership sales and enquiries on the day membership services will be available inside Gate 1.

For non-members, below are prices for general admission and reserved seat access.













Family (2 adults, up to 4 juniors under 15)



Adult Member Upgrade



Concession Member Upgrade



Junior Member Upgrade



Getting to Mars Stadium

To accommodate the large crowds, the City of Ballarat will provide a free shuttle bus and park and ride service.

With limited parking at Mars Stadium, patrons are encouraged to utilise these services. 

The Public Transport Victoria scheduled V/Line services will each include six carriages for passengers travelling to and from Ballarat on the day.

These services include the 10.40am, 11.40am, 12.40pm and 13.40pm services from Melbourne, and 17.13 and 16.13 services to Melbourne.

Park and ride service

Footy-goers are encouraged to take advantage of the 2000 car parks available at Midlands Golf Club in Heinz Lane and catch the free shuttle bus to Mars Stadium.

The free shuttle bus will travel to and from Mars Stadium on a continuous loop from 11am.

Free shuttle bus service

Shuttle services will depart from the Ballarat Train Station from 10.30am. These services will run on a continuous loop.

Post-game, the free shuttle service will depart from Mars Stadium and will drop off passengers in Sturt Street, across from the Ballarat Town Hall.

Both free shuttle bus and park and ride services will continue from 3.30pm following the match until patrons have dispersed.

While Creswick Road will remain open to traffic, patrons will not have access to parking along this stretch of road between Howitt and Norman Streets on game day.

This area will be set aside to accommodate accessible parking, as well as, buses.

However, approximately 400 free dedicated AFL parks will be available at the corner of Norman and Dowling Streets. 

A drop-off and pick-up point will also be available for patrons in Norman Street, at the Creswick Road end.

A separate zone has been set aside on Creswick Road for taxis.

Residents and businesses near Mars Stadium may be impacted by overflow parking. Short delays are expected and road users are reminded to approach the area with caution. City of Ballarat local laws parking enforcement staff will be circulating the area to ensure property access is available for businesses and residences.

Discover how you're getting to the game using the Interactive Map.

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