Contributed by: Brett Northey
Looking for an AFL Grand Final Party or somewhere to watch the big game between the West Coast Eagles and the Sydney Swans and you're not in Australia? Here are a few places you can watch the match around the world, from New Zealand to North America.
Helsinki - Finland
The 2005 AFL grand final will be shown live from the 2nd quarter at Outback bar in Helsinki at 9am. Anyone and everyone welcome, hope to see you there.
New Zealand - Auckland
NZ Falcons and AFL Grand Final - See the AFL Grand Final on the Big Screen!
Come along and experience AFL footy the way it should be watched! NZ Falcons vs PNG - MCG. Replay prior to the big game (courtesy Fox Footy Australia). Meet the NZ Falcons players and coaches!
Date: Saturday 24th September 2005
Venue: Onehunga Workingmen's Club, 158 The Mall, Onehunga Auckland
Time: 1:30pm Start - 7:30pm Finish
Cost: $15 per person - Limited tickets of 250 - no door sales.
Includes Football finger food all day. Alcohol will be available at the bar at excellent prices. Door prize of trip to Melbourne to see an AFL match.
See www.nzafl.co.nz for more details.
The Vancouver Cougars and Burnaby Eagles FC's are holding a joint AFL Grand Final Party at the Burnaby Lake Sports Club (located at the end of Sprott Street), Burnaby.
Doors open - 7:30pm.
Entry - $5 includes raffle ticket (great door prizes)
Come out and support footy in Vancouver - all players, supporters and public welcome!
USA - New York
NY MAGPIES AFL GRAND FINAL EVENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!
Just like every Magpie Grand Final Event for the last 5 years, this one WILL SELL OUT so get your tickets early. Do not miss it! Who will claim the cup?
When: September 23rd (Friday) at 9PM ‘til the final siren blows!
Where: Planet Hollywood Broadway and 45th Street in Times Square, Manhattan
Other important details:
$40 per ticket in advance, which includes:
•2 free drink coupons for each guest – redeemable until 11 PM (your choice of Coopers or Tooheys New beer, Aussie Wine, or a non-alcoholic beverage)
•The first 100 guests to arrive will receive a $10 voucher to use for food at the venue
•Tons of door prizes (buying through PayPal automatically enters you for free)
•Hundreds of seats available for the comfort of our guests
•Hundreds of Video Screens viewable from nearly every inch of the venue
•Meat pies will be available for purchase courtesy of Down Under Bakery Pies
•Aussie music and a Preliminary AFL Final replay before the Grand Final starts
•Coopers and Tooheys New Aussie beers and Aussie wines available
•A limited amount of Bundaberg Rum will also be available so get in early. Yes, that is Bundy while supplies last-another reason to get in straight away.
•Tons of movie memorabilia including props from the one and only Crocodile Dundee
•A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina
Thanks to our sponsors, Coopers Brewery, Jacobs Creek Winery, Outback Steakhouse, Down Under Bakery Pies, and Crumpler.
USA - Louisville
The Louisville Footy Club will be having a AFL Grand Final party at the Bluegrass Brewing Co. 636 E. Main Street at the corner of Clay and Main Street in downtown Louisville. We will be watching the game there.
Contact Dave for details: email@example.com
USA - Portland, Oregon
WHEN : Friday, September 23rd, 8:30pm
WHERE : On Deck Sports Bar & Grill; 910 NW 14th Avenue, Portland;
WHAT : AFL Grand Final LIVE from Australia (& Portland AFC Awards at ½
WHY : Come support your local Aussie Rules team.
COST : Free
For North American readers, there are also numerous Grand Final parties listed at http://www.afana.com/gf_parties_2005.shtml
Another option is to look through our Links section and find a club in your area - many of them will be having Grand Final parties and may have details on their websites: http://www.worldfootynews.com/links.php
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