Australian rules football is one of the oldest sports in the athletic history of Australia. Organized play began in the 1850’s, based out of the Melbourne area and the surrounding region of Victoria. The first major league, known as the Victorian Football League (VFL), emerged in 1896 and changed its name to the Australian Football League (AFL) in 1990, as it began to gain members from all across the country.
Richmond is an inner suburb of the Melbourne metro area and is represented in the AFL by the Richmond Tigers team. The club first joined the VFL in 1908 and won its first premiership in 1920. In total, the Tigers have won eleven premierships, including a victory in 2017. The team colours for the Richmond Tigers are yellow and black.
The official home field for the Richmond Tigers is the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), located just outside of the central business district. The MCG is the largest sports venue in all of Australia and can hold over 100,000 people. Richmond Tigers tickets for all home games will usually be scheduled at the MCG, although the stadium is also shared by other AFL teams, including Hawthorn, Collingwood, and Carlton. The Richmond Tigers have been playing at the MCG since the 1965 AFL season.
Richmond Tigers tickets have sold very well in recent years. The team had 75,777 ticketed members in 2017 and an average home attendance of 55,958. Those numbers of Richmond Tigers tickets are expected to increase in 2018, with club members exceeding the 80,000 mark.The club has an official cheer squad that supports the team at all home and away matches.
Players to See with Richmond Tigers
Richmond Tigers tickets provide fans with access to see some of the biggest names in the AFL. Dustin Martin has been a mainstay in the Richmond line-up since being drafted by the club in 2009. In the 2017 premiership season, he scored 37 goals and won multiple awards for being the AFL’s top player of the year. Martin scored two goals in the grand final victory against Adelaide.
Fans with Richmond Tigers tickets are excited for the start of the 2018 season, because it will be their first look at Jack Higgins, who will make his debut in the yellow and black after being selected in the first round of the AFL draft. Higgins was taken with the seventeenth pick overall and will join the Tigers line-up as a forward and midfielder.
Schedule for Richmond Tigers
Packages of Richmond Tigers tickets will include all home games and access to finals matches. The club will open the 2018 season at home in the MCG against Carlton. They’ll also conclude the season at home in August, when they face off against the Western Bulldogs. The cost and schedule for Richmond Tigers tickets for the AFL finals will depend on the team’s final positioning in the league ladder.