AFL Grand Final Parade 2019 Live Stream. Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade provides fans with the opportuniy to get up close and personal with their footy heroes.And this year will be no different, with Richmond and GWS set to meander through the city on Friday morning, before taking to the stage at Yarra Park.Here’s everything you need to know.
What time and where does the Grand Final Parade start?
The parade kicks off at midday (AEST), with the Richmond and GWS players starting from the corner of Spring and Macarthur Streets. They’ll be finding their cars and spots from around 11.45am.
Prior to the parade, the coaches (Richmond’s Damien Hardwick and Giants’ Leon Cameron) and captains (Richmond’s Trent Cotchin and Giants’ Phil Davis) of the competing teams will attend the official 2019 pre-match press conference, which will held for 30 minutes in the Old Treasury Building from 11.15am.
What’s the location and what’s the route the players take?
The AFL Grand Final Parade will commence at 12pm AEST at the Old Treasury Building.
The players will then turn from Spring Street on to Wellington Parade before making their way on to the stage at Yarra Park.
AFL Grand Final Parade 2019 Live, Richmond and GWS players have been feted at the traditional parade through Melbourne’s streets today ahead of the AFL Grand Final.
The Tigers head into the decider as hot favourites after dismantling Geelong last week, while the Giants upset Collingwood to reach the final game of the season for the first time in their short history.
More than 25 extra metropolitan and regional train services are scheduled to get people to and from the event.
The parade, which has been part of the game since 1977, kicked off at the Old Treasury Building and ends at the AFL Grand Final Live Site near the MCG in Yarra Park.
Parts of Spring Street, Wellington Parade, Flinders Street and Flinders Lane will be among the roads closed for the parade from the morning and into the early afternoon.
This is the fifth year Victorians are enjoying a public holiday to mark the sporting event.
The Tigers have picked Marlion Pickett to make his AFL debut in a grand final – the first player to do so in 67 years.
Pickett’s selection, replacing the injured Jack Graham, is a remarkable step on a personal journey.
Pickett spent time in jail for burglary as a teenager before rising through WAFL ranks and to Richmond via the midseason draft.
He won a premiership with the club’s VFL side last weekend and was awarded best on ground honours.
“I’m still pinching myself – I didn’t think my debut would come around this early, but it has, and I will just take it with both hands,” Pickett said.
Polarising forward Toby Greene returns from suspension for the Giants alongside star winger Lachie Whitfield, who had an appendix removed last week.
The brilliant duo replace Lachie Keefe and Ian “Bobby” Hill for the Giants’ first grand final side.