Two AFL games scheduled for Ballarat in 2021

AFL is returning to Ballarat in 2021.

Mars Stadium will host the following two home and away games next year:

  • Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions (Saturday 10 April at 1.45pm)
  • Western Bulldogs v Adelaide (Saturday 24 July, time TBC)

“We’re looking forward to heading back to Ballarat early in the season against a strong opponent in the Brisbane Lions after being unable to play at Mars Stadium in 2020," Western Bulldogs CEO Ameet Bains said.

AFL executive general manager of clubs and broadcasting Travis Auld said the 2021 season would begin with "a renewed level of optimism".

“The first six weeks looks as exciting as any recent season in memory," Mr Auld said.

"We know supporters are looking forward to the return of the AFL season and there is much for fans to look forward to, whether that be attending matches or watching the broadcast.”