AFL Grand Final

Australian rules football match to determine the season premiers

The AFL Grand Final is a football match (Australian Rules Football) held between the teams who won in the Preliminary Final the week before. This match normally takes place at the MCG on the last Saturday of September. The winner of this match is crowned as the best team of the season and gets the Premiership Cup.

AFL Grand Final
Panorama of the Melbourne Cricket Ground prior to the 2018 AFL Grand Final
Other namesVFL Grand Final (historical), "the Granny", "The GF",[1] "The Big Dance",[2] "The Big Day", and "The One Day in September[3]
SportAustralian rules football
First meeting24 September 1898
Latest meeting30 September 2023
Next meeting2024
BroadcastersSeven Network
StadiumsMelbourne Cricket Ground (all but 11 occasions)
Meetings total128
Most winsCarlton, Template:AFL Col (16)[4]


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  2. "AFL Grand Final 2020: Who will host the big dance?". 21 August 2020.
  3. Main, Jim; Connolly, Rohan (2005). More Than a Century of AFL Grand Finals. ISBN 9781877029950.
  4. "Grand Finals". AFL Tables. Retrieved 2018-09-24.