The Western Bulldogs will kick off next year’s AFL season with three prime-time Friday blockbusters in the first six rounds of their 2021 campaign, including the prized Good Friday game.
The AFL’s 2021 fixture reveal has taken on a different form than in previous years, with full details provided for the first six games of the season, and only opponents and venues initially announced for rounds 7-23.
The Bulldogs will travel interstate once in the first block of six games, and will face three interstate teams as home matches in Victoria during that period.
Four of the opening six games will be broadcast live and free-to-air on Channel 7.
The Dogs will follow their mouth-watering opening round clash with Collingwood with a Sunday afternoon meeting with flag fancy West Coast at Marvel Stadium, before a five-day break into the showpiece Good Friday match against North Melbourne.
The first of two Ballarat trips comes in Round 4 against Brisbane at Mars Stadium, before the Bulldogs host Gold Coast at Marvel Stadium a week later.
In Round 6, all eyes will be on the nation’s capital as the Dogs and Giants renew their rivalry under the Friday night lights in Canberra.
The Bulldogs are set for six interstate trips in total during the 2021 season – to Canberra, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Tasmania and twice to Perth – and they also face Geelong at GMHBA Stadium.
It will be their sixth trip to play at University of Tasmania Stadium (the last was in 2015) when they take on Hawthorn in Round 22.
The teams the Bulldogs play twice include Port Adelaide, West Coast, Melbourne, Gold Coast and North Melbourne.
The Club’s second game in Ballarat is scheduled for Round 19 against the Adelaide Crows, and its bye round is in Round 13, during the Queen’s Birthday weekend.
The AFL’s annual Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round will be held over Rounds 11 and 12.
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