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Optus Stadium welcomes fans as Round 7 kicks off on Thursday 16 July with two Victorian powerhouses - Collingwood and Geelong - going head to head. It’s the first time a game, that does not involve the Eagles or Dockers, is played in the west for premiership points. Then the home teams are back in the RAC Western Derby on Sunday 19 July.

We’ve made some important changes with fans in mind, and all the info you need to know about keeping safe during your time at the Stadium is right here.

What we’re doing
  • We have hand sanitising stations around the concourses Optus Stadium.
  • High touch cleaning is being continuously carried out throughout the Stadium.
  • All staff have undertaken their AHA Hospitality & Tourism COVID-19 Hygiene Course and are ready to serve you a fantastic experience.
  • Optus Stadium accepts contactless payments only. This is designed to limit person to person contact within the Stadium and shorten queue times.
  • We’re mobile. All tickets are to be presented on a mobile device. No more printing out your tickets here!
  • We’re all about being COVIDSafe. We’re asking all attendees to Optus Stadium to download the COVIDSafe app before they arrive.


What you can do
  • Do not attend the Stadium if you are unwell.
  • Pre-purchase your ticket.
  • Plan to arrive earlier than usual, this will help minimise gate queues and get you to your seat faster.
  • Try not to bring a bag. If you do, keep it small. We do not have cloaking facilities available for bags.
  • Keep your distance from others where possible. Be considerate. Practice good hygiene.
  • Wash and sanitise your hands regularly, and always cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough.
  • Keep your distance from the players on field. This means no touching, high-fiving or autographs.