The AFL Fixture 2017 schedule is already out and there is plenty of excitement amongst fans. According to AFL.com, the league will start from March 23, 2017. The first game will be between Richmond and Carlton at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
As per the AFL Fixture 2017 schedule, the other games will include high profile games in the first found. These will include the Brisbane Lions going head to head with the Gold Coast Suns on 25th March. On March 26, there is another exciting game to look forward to, namely the battle between Fremantle and the Geelong Cats.
The first game of the AFL Fixture 2017 season will start at 7:20 PM. There are varied timings for games. Some games start as early as 1:10 PM while some start at 7:50 PM. There are a whole range of timings in between.
Adelaide is already sniffing chances of victory, being the highest scoring team last season. They have received five Friday night games along with a blockbuster battle with Hawthorn. This will take place at the Adelaide Oval. The round 15 face off with Carlton is another major highlight.
How Do Some Other Teams Match Up?
The Brisbane Lions will have exciting matches against Carlton, Essendon and Geelong. There are no Friday night games. There are back to back matches against Hawthorn and the Swans. Carlton will not face any top-eight team till the sixth round.
They will also face up against Hawthorn, West Coast and the Swans. Collingwood will play Geelong, Essendon, Melbourne, Hawthorn and Port Adelaide twice. Essendon has seven straight games from rounds 15-21in Melbourne.
Fremantle will be facing only one top-six team twice which is Geelong. They have no Thursday or Friday night games. Geelong has a big ticket battle with the Western Bulldogs in the ninth round. Geelong will also have eight breaks of six days each throughout the season.