Saturday 6 September
FOOTY action ignites with a climactic 2014 Toyota AFL Finals Series for the high-flying minor-premiers, the Sydney Swans, as they go up against West Australian rivals the Fremantle Dockers at ANZ Stadium.
The pride of AFL in Sydney, the Swans, have been the most dominant team in claiming their first minor premiership since 1996 on the back of a club-record 12-game winning streak.
The Swans are determined to go down as one of the greatest teams in AFL history by capturing their third premiership in the last decade (2005, 2012) but will have to get through a powerful Dockers side.
All tickets to the AFL Qualifying Final between the Sydney Swans v Fremantle include travel to ANZ Stadium on Sydney Train services, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses, regular bus services, Sydney Ferries and light rail services.
Traffic congestion is expected on Homebush Bay Drive.
If you intend on driving to the game from the north via Lane Cove Road or from the east via Victoria Road, the alternative route of Victoria Road, Silverwater Road, Holker Street and Hill Road into the Sydney Olympic Park precinct is recommended.
If you decide to drive, the below routes are advised and can help minimise traffic issues:
- From the NORTH: Through Top Ryde, take Victoria Rd and then Silverwater Rd and Holker Street to Sydney Olympic Park;
- From the SOUTH: Turn onto Parramatta Road then Hill Road to Sydney Olympic Park;
- From the EAST: Take Parramatta Road then Birnie Avenue or Hill Road. If you are driving along Victoria Road, consider taking Silverwater Road then Holker Street.
- From the WEST: Turn onto Silverwater Road then Holker Street or turn onto Hill Road, and then to Sydney Olympic Park.
PLAN YOUR TRIP
The closest train station to ANZ Stadium is Olympic Park Station.
Lidcombe to Olympic Park services depart every 10 minutes until midnight.
Central to Olympic Park depart every 7-8 minutes from 1230 – 2040, stopping at Redfern and Strathfield.
For further timetable information, click here.
Trackwork is taking place during the event on the following lines:
- North Shore & Northern Line: Buses replace trains between Berowra and Hornsby.
- Northern Line: Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Strathfield via Eastwood and between Epping and Macquarie Park.
- Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Buses replace trains between Newcastle and Central.
- Hunter Line: Buses replace trains between Scone and Newcastle and also between Dungog, Telarah and Newcastle.
For the latest information, click here.
Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses are running, starting between 11.30am and 12.15pm, depending on the route. Buses will arrive at Sydney Olympic Park between 1.00pm and 2.30pm.
Fans should be aware that some minor changes have been made to the Major Event bus routes servicing Sydney Olympic Park. Two of the route services (Route 2A – Glebe via Gladesville and Route 3 – Macquarie via Ryde and Macquarie Park) have been removed due to historically low take-up by patrons. Importantly, alternative public transport options are available for those patrons who have used these particular services in the past.
For detailed information on the service changes and the available public transport alternatives, please refer to the Swans' Qualifying Final event page here, and the on-line trip planner on the Transport NSW website.
Return services run after the game, with the last service leaving Olympic Park at 6.15pm.
Sydney Buses services are running to a regular weekend timetable.
Sydney Buses Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.
Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.
Fans are strongly encouraged to leave the car at home and take advantage of the direct train and bus services in operation.
For those who plan to drive, pre-booking your parking space is highly recommended. You can pre-book parking via:
- Sydney Olympic Park Authority: Print your ticket at home by clicking here. Please note: pre-booked parking tickets cannot be booked on the day of the event.
- Ticketek: Order your tickets by clicking here or calling 132 849. Please note: These can only be mailed out to customers or collected from Ticketek agencies.
Fans who do plan to drive should allow plenty of time to get to Sydney Olympic Park, find a parking space and get to their seat for the game.