The AFL has confirmed that the preliminary final to be hosted by GWS next Saturday will start at 5.15pm.
The game has been scheduled as a twilight fixture to maximise TV audiences outside of New South Wales and to allow enough time for the away team, being either Hawthorn or the Western Bulldogs, to travel home to Victoria that evening should they win.
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PRELIMINARY FINALS FIXTURE
Geelong v Winner of First Semi-Final (second preliminary final)
Friday September 23, MCG — 7.50pm (AEST)
GWS Giants v Winner of Second Semi-Final (first preliminary final)
Saturday September 24, Spotless Stadium — 5.15pm (AEST)