NAB Cup Schedule
Thursday 05 Feb 2009
The AFL has advised that tickets for the Round 1 NAB Cup match between Geelong and Adelaide, to be played on Saturday February 21, will not go on sale until Sunday February 15 due to a potential venue clash.
The match is scheduled for Telstra Dome but will be re-scheduled for AAMI Stadium in Adelaide as a night game on the same date if the Melbourne Victory soccer team has a home finals match in the A League competition, on Saturday February 21 at Telstra Dome.
The match scheduling for the Melbourne Victory's finals campaign will be known after its match on Saturday February 14, enabling tickets for the NAB Cup match to then go on sale.
The AFL had advised the fixture location of the NAB Cup quarter-final, to be played on the evening of Saturday February 28, will not be determined until the venue of the A-League Grand Final is known on Saturday February 14.
Please note that if the Melbourne Victory soccer team earns the right to host the A-League Grand Final, it will be played at Telstra Dome on Saturday February 28, which had been set down as one potential venue for the quarter-final block that covers the match-ups between West Coast/Collingwood and Fremantle/Richmond.
The AFL has determined that should Telstra Dome be unavailable on February 28, a victory by either of West Coast or Fremantle in their respective round one matches would see the quarter-final match played at Subiaco, as already indicated as a potential venue.
The AFL will schedule the game for Subiaco as West Coast and Fremantle have the largest travel load of the AFL clubs during the regular season and if either of Collingwood or Richmond is required to play at Subiaco for a second time during the pre-season, both clubs will have had a significant break leading into the game.
If Collingwood and Richmond both win through the first round and the quarter-final match must be played in Victoria, the AFL will determine a venue on February 14. If the Melbourne Victory does not host the A-League Grand Final and Telstra Dome remains available to the AFL on February 28, a win by either Collingwood or Richmond will see the quarter-final match played in Victoria