The AFL has confirmed the fixture for Week One of the 2021 AFL Finals Series.
Week One of the Finals Series will see a match played on Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night and a match played on Sunday afternoon.
Port Adelaide will host the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval in the opening match of the Finals Series with the game to be played on Friday night.
The University of Tasmania Stadium will host the Second Elimination Final between the Sydney Swans and the GWS GIANTS on Saturday afternoon before the First Qualifying Final between Melbourne and the Brisbane Lions is played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, the First Elimination Final between the Western Bulldogs and Essendon will be played on Sunday afternoon at University of Tasmania Stadium.
All matches in Week One of the AFL Finals Series will be broadcast live nationally on the Seven Network and Fox Footy and streamed live on Kayo.
AFL General Manager of Clubs and Broadcasting Travis Auld said the AFL wanted to firstly thank everyone who has played a role in completing the home-and-away season.
“To the 18 AFL Clubs, players, coaches and staff and their families, umpires, AFLPA, broadcast and commercial partners, venues and all State and Territory Governments – thank you for your support as we navigated the 23 rounds of football – our most challenging season to date,” Mr Auld said.
“Thanks also to fans across the country for their ongoing support of their clubs and of the game this year.“
Mr Auld said the fixture for Week One of the Toyota AFL Finals Series seeks to prioritise playing matches in front of crowds, along with considering relevant club preferences and balancing equitable day-breaks where possible for all clubs in the finals.
Broadcast Schedule on Seven and Fox Footy
Friday, August 27
Second Qualifying Final, Port Adelaide vs. Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval, 7:50pm AEST / 7:20pm ACST
Saturday, August 28
Second Elimination Final, Sydney Swans vs. GWS GIANTS at University of Tasmania Stadium, 3:20pm AEST
Saturday, August 28
First Qualifying Final, Melbourne vs. Brisbane Lions at Adelaide Oval, 7:30pm AEST / 7:00pm ACST
Sunday, August 29
First Elimination Final, Western Bulldogs vs. Essendon at University of Tasmania Stadium, 3:20pm AEST