The AFL has unveiled the fixture for rounds 13-15 of the 2021 season, which is set to include three Thursday night blockbusters.
The AFL has confirmed Thursday night footy will return from Round 13 after a seven-week hiatus.
Richmond’s thrashing of St Kilda in Round 5 was this season’s most recent Thursday night game, but the AFL’s fixtures announcement for rounds 13-15 on Friday confirmed that midweek games will return.
Port Adelaide and Geelong are pencilled in for the first Thursday night blockbuster, paving the way for similarly enticing games in Round 14 (West Coast vs. Richmond) and Round 15 (Brisbane vs. Geelong).
Rounds 13 and 14 are also set to feature the first byes of the season, with six sides given a week off in each of these rounds.
Notably, Round 13 will include the second Monday afternoon game of the season — Collingwood and Melbourne are meeting at the MCG on the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.
Thursday, June 10
Port Adelaide v Geelong, Adelaide Oval, 7.10pm ACST
Friday, June 11
Sydney v Hawthorn, SCG, 7.50pm AEST
Saturday, June 12
Fremantle v Gold Coast, Optus Stadium, 2.15pm AWST
St Kilda v Adelaide, Cazalys Stadium, 7.25pm AEST
Sunday, June 13
North Melbourne v Greater Western Sydney, Blundstone Arena, 3.20pm AEST
Monday, June 14
Melbourne v Collingwood, MCG, 3.20pm AEST
Byes: Brisbane, Carlton, Essendon, Richmond, West Coast, Western Bulldogs
Thursday, June 17
West Coast v Richmond, Optus Stadium, 6.10pm AWST
Friday, June 18
Geelong v Western Bulldogs, GMHBA Stadium, 7.50pm AEST
Saturday, June 19
Gold Coast v Port Adelaide, Metricon Stadium, 1.45pm AEST
North Melbourne v Brisbane, Marvel Stadium, 4.35pm AEST
Greater Western Sydney v Carlton, Giants Stadium, 7.25pm AEST
Sunday, June 20
Hawthorn v Essendon, MCG, 3.20pm AEST
Byes: Adelaide, Collingwood, Fremantle, Melbourne, St Kilda, Sydney
Thursday, June 24
Brisbane v Geelong, Gabba, 7.20pm AEST
Friday, June 25
Richmond v St Kilda, MCG, 7.50pm AEST
Saturday, June 26
North Melbourne v Gold Coast, Blundstone Arena, 1.45pm AEST
Collingwood v Fremantle, Marvel Stadium, 4.35pm AEST
Essendon v Melbourne, MCG, 7.25pm AEST
Port Adelaide v Sydney, Adelaide Oval, 7.10pm ACST
Sunday, June 27
Greater Western Sydney v Hawthorn, Giants Stadium, 1.10pm AEST
West Coast v Western Bulldogs, Optus Stadium, 1.20pm AWST
Carlton v Adelaide, Marvel Stadium, 4.40pm AEST