Ballarat has its eye on the ball as the siren prepares to sound on the city’s first ever AFL premiership game.
Our adopted team, the Western Bulldogs, take on Port Adelaide at Mars Stadium on Saturday 19 August – and Ballarat is preparing to kick it off in true AFL style.
On Saturday 29 July, a free Community Opening Day marked the official opening of Mars Stadium while on Sunday 13 August, bulldogs of the canine kind will run out for The Bull-Doggie-Do at Alfred Deakin Place.
On Friday 18 August, the City of Ballarat will host a Sports Night presented by Towards Zero TAC at the North Ballarat Sports Club.
And on game day, the City of Ballarat free Footy Live Site at the Ballarat Showgrounds is the next best place for fans to soak up the AFL atmosphere.