The Footscray Bulldogs will kick-start their 2020 VFL season with a short road trip to take on North Melbourne at Arden Street on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

The following week, it’s a Good Friday clash with Essendon at midday - the first home game at VU Whitten Oval for the season - before the Western Bulldogs take on the Kangaroos at Marvel Stadium in the Kick for the Kids game at 4.20pm. 

The Dogs start the season with two out of three games at Whitten Oval, but don’t return to the venue until Round 11 against Coburg.

Their Round 4 game will be played on ANZAC Day, against Werribee.

Daniel Giansiracusa’s side will play seven games all up at the Kennel, with one home match scheduled for Marvel Stadium in Round 9 against the Northern Blues – a curtain raiser to the AFL clash between the Dogs and the Blues.

Footscray will have three byes during the season - in Round 5, 12 and 20 - and just one game is scheduled to be broadcast live on Channel 7 – the Round 15 clash with Williamstown at VU Whitten Oval. 

2020 Hard Yakka/Totally Workwear VFL fixture 

Round 1 – Saturday April 4
North Melbourne v Footscray, 2pm, Arden Street 

Round 2 – Friday April 10
Footscray v Essendon, 12pm, VU Whitten Oval

Round 3 – Saturday April 18
Footscray v Richmond, 2pm, VU Whitten Oval

Round 4 – Sunday April 25
Werribee v Footscray, 2pm, Avalon Airport Oval 

Round 5 – BYE

Round 6 – Saturday May 9
Williamstown v Footscray, 7.15pm, Downer Oval 

Round 7 – Sunday May 17
Port Melbourne v Footscray, 2pm, ETU Stadium 

Round 8 – Saturday May 23
Box Hill v Footscray, 2pm, Box Hill City Oval

Round 9 – Saturday May 30
Footscray v Northern Blues, 4:05pm, Marvel Stadium 

Round 10 – Sunday June 7
Frankston v Footscray, 11am, Skybus Stadium 

Round 11 – Saturday June 13
Footscray v Coburg, 2pm, VU Whitten Oval

Round 12 – BYE 

Round 13 – Saturday June 27
Essendon v Footscray, 12pm, Windy Hill 

Round 14 – Saturday July 4
Footscray v Collingwood, 2pm, VU Whitten Oval 

Round 15 – Sunday July 12
Footscray v Williamstown, 11.45am, VU Whitten Oval (Channel 7 broadcast game) 

Round 16 – Sunday July 19
Sandringham v Footscray, 2.10pm, Trevor Barker Beach Oval

Round 17 – Sunday July 26
Richmond v Footscray, 10am, Swinburne Centre

Round 18 – Saturday August 1
Geelong v Footscray, 1.15pm, GMHBA Stadium

Round 19 – Sunday August 9
Footscray v Casey Demons, 11am, VU Whitten Oval

Round 20 – BYE

Round 21 – Saturday August 22
Footscray v Port Melbourne, 12pm, VU Whitten Oval  

2019 VFL ‘Love the Game’ finals series
August 29/30 – Qualifying & Elimination finals
September 5/6 – Semi Finals
September 12/13 – Preliminary Finals
September 20 – Grand Final