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The 2016 AFL Grand Final is just a few days away where the Western Bulldogs will take on the Sydney Swans at the MCG.  For over 10 years, World Footy News has collated an extensive list of Grand Final Parties around the world to help viewers find them.

We are now calling for clubs around the world to send details of your party to us, so that fans of the game in your country/city can watch the big game with you. 

You can either post details as a comment below (you must register before you are able to post a comment or login via Facebook) or email troy@worldfootynews.com - all these details will be collated as per previous years.

Many of these events are major fundraisers for footy clubs around the world, so get along to watch a great game of footy and help them out.

Events will be added here as they are sent to us.

AFRICA  - no listings to date.


Bangkok, Thailand
: Join the Thailand Tigers for 2016 AFL Grand Final Family Day at Amari Watergate, Bangkok.
When:Saturday 1st October 2016 from 9am to 3pm.
For ticket bookings please go to:

Borneo, Indonesia
Where: Join the Borneo Bears for 2016 AFL Grand Final at Gran Senyiur Hotel (Function room) Balikpapan.
When:Saturday 1st October 2015 10.30AM – Game Starts 12.00.
3 giant screens, sporting memorabilia Auction, MC & auctioneer - Hawthorn football legend Mr Gary Buckanara, entry fee and event details visit www.borneobears.com or contact committee@borneobears.com (the auction is held to raise funds for the Borneo Bears Indonesian Nationals player development, including sending an all Indonesian team to the Asian Championships to be held in Saigon - Vietnam 15th October 2016)

Hong Kong, SAR China
Where: HKFC - Lvl Sports Hall, 3 Sports Road, Happy ValleyHong Kong SAR China
When: Saturday, 1 October 2016 from 12:00 to 16:00 (HKT)
Australian Association of Hong Kong Limited
COST - Adults $750 (Food and 4 hour free flow drinks) $300 (Food and soft drink) Kids 5-12 $350 (food and drinks) Under 5 free.
Tickets available at www.hk-dragons.com or here.

Manila, Phillipines
Philippine Eagles AFL Grand Final
Where: Fairmont Hotel
When: Saturday Oct 1st. Ticket Price includes an 3 course all inclusive luncheon package starting at 10am with on the Couch session with legends of the AFL. There will be give aways, raffles and much more make it a great day for you, friends and family’s. Tickets can be ordered via events@anzcham.com  
Tickets are P3,200.00. Tables of are available at P 30,000. Tickets are available on Game day  or email the prez@pafl.com.ph .

Osaka, Japan
Blarney Stone Umeda - Saturday October 1st. Bar opens at 1:00pm, Grand Final starts at 1:30pm
Free entry and happy hour drinks all afternoon.

Singapore - Singapore Wombats Grand Final Party
When: 1 October 2016 Pre-game entertainment from 10:30am
Where: Parkroyal on Beach Road 7500A Beach Rd Singapore.

Special guest emcee Spida Everitt returns to host and entertain us with a few tall tales and insights into the game. There will be a separate kid’s room with lots of movies and face painting to keep them entertained – babysitting is provided as well, so make it a family day!

Cost $140 Members $140  Non Members
Contact: events@anza.org.sg  +65 6223 7992

For the most recent AFL-Asia listings go here.


Hamburg, Germany

Where: Paddy's Bar Hamburg, Schauenburgerstrasse 40, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

When: Saturday 1st of October, doors open at 5.30, game starts at 6.30

Watch the 2016 AFL Grand Final Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs with the Hamburg Dockers Australian Football Club at Paddy's Bar Hamburg.

- Hamburg Dockers sweepstake for Winner - Margin - Norm Smith Medal and First Goal! (€2 per tip)

- Hamburg Dockers Raffle with Hoodies, T-Shirts, Fremantle Dockers merchandise and much more...!

- Free admission!

- €4 Pints of Lager!

- Paddy's famous Bacon & Egg rolls!

- Hamburg Dockers Merchandise on sale! - http://shop.hamburg-dockers.de/ (want something specific? Get in contact with us so we can make sure we have your item and size!)

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/1655002771482649/ or fabianc@hamburg-dockers.de


London, UK (AFL Europe luncheon)


When: Friday, 30th September 2015 1pm start

Where:Australia House - Strand | London | WC2B 4LA | Map

In association with the Adelaide Crows Special Guest: David Zaharakis of the Essendon Football Club and former premiership players from the Adelaide Crows.The 2nd annual AFL Europe Grand Final Lunch will be taking place Friday 30th September 2016. In conjunction with the South Australia Club this fully ticketed corporate event provides a unique opportunity to connect the UK and Australian Business Communities.
Tables are currently available to purchase for £1100 (+VAT) for a table of 10 or £899 (+VAT) for a table of 8. Tables are already selling fast so get in quick. All proceeds will be retained by AFL Europe to assist in the promotion and development of the game in Europe.

For table bookings or enquiries please contact Alex Hay, Interim General Manager – AFL Europe, 07951 742 441 or Alex.Hay@afleurope.org for all table bookings.

Paris, France
Where: Belushi's Gare du nord, 5 Rue de Dunkerque, Paris, France
When: Saturday October 1st 4.30am
We'll be opening the doors at 4.30am for pre-game and showing all the action on our HD projector. We'll be cooking a fry up and serving beers! Our favorite AFL team Paris Cocks Footy will be joining us**€10 entrance on the door: Includes unlimited breakfast buffet and first pint*It's the biggest Australian Football event of the year as we open the doors at 4:30 to show the full pre-game. We'll be serving a full drinks menu, as well as a cooked breakfast buffet so you'll can watch the game in style! The game will be shown on our HD projector with English commentary.

Zagreb, Croatia
Where: Old Pharmacy Pub Hebrangova 11, Zagreb, Croatia
When: Saturday 1st October from 00:00
Free Entry, free snacks and 4 different draft beers on tap.
Contact - oldpharmacypub@yahoo.com

Seville, Spain

Where: Canalejas 12, Seville, Spain

When: From Midnight 1 October

www.merchantpub.com merchantpub@gmail.com


Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Multiplex Bulls (Formerly BM Bulls),

Sunday 1st October -Brunswick Sports Club – Sheraton Hotel
The Multiplex Bulls are excited to invite you to come down and join us for the 2016 AFL Grand Final with our great friends at the
Brunswick Sports Club. The game kicks off at 0830am local time, so best to come down a little earlier to make sure you have time to
enter the Norm Smith/Premiers sweep! The Brunswick will have traditional grand final food available as well as drink specials!

Contact us at: https://www.facebook.com/BMBULLS

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Dubai Dragons

When: Saturday 1st October from 8am

Where: Bidi Bondi on the Palm Jumeriah Shorline (Kid friendly)


Altanta, GA, USA - Atlanta Kookaburras

The Atlanta Kookaburras are hosting the AFL Grand Final, live on Friday night (September 30th @ 10:00pm) at the Tin Roof Cantina on Briarcliff Rd.  Link here --> http://atlantafooty.us12.list-manage.com/track/clickωu=ad06fdee04c443d5d15b6a1e5&id=f8d36fb22f&e=08b8a3e0a7

Tickets at the door  Kookas Members wearing their polos = $10 (*)  Kookas Members = $15 (*)  Non Members = $25
Beer and Eats (Aussie Pies from the Australian Bakery for sale)
(*) $5 discount for every non-member you bring

Austin, Texas USA– Austin Crows
Start time: 10pm CDT
Tap 24 – 1004 W 24th Street, Austin, TX 78705
Event Site

Join the Austin Crows as we host the AFL Grand Final Party in Austin. Come catch the game after an ACL show or plan for it all day! $20 at the door will get you entry, light appetizers/nibbles, drink specials, raffles and player sweeps. A full bar menu will available until half time and Boomerang's Pies will also be there! Over 10 TV's will be showing the game so the viewing will be great. Bring cash to join in on some fun - last year we raffled off thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. Going to be a top night!

Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA – Baton Rouge Tigers
(~1hr 30m from New Orleans)
Start time: 10pm CDT
U Club Catteges -- 5689 River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Event Site

Aussie Football Fans, Come join your favorite Louisianan Aussie Football Club for their Annual 2016 GRAND FINAL PARTY!!!

Boston, Massachusetts USA – Boston Demons
Start time: 8pm EDT
Kings Boston – 50 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115
Event Site

The Boston Demons Footy Club are again hosting a Grand Final party to finish off the AFL year in style! Like years in the past we are taking over Kings Boston (Back Bay) w/ all the Aussie fixins! The KO pies and sausage rolls will be hot and the Coopers will be ice cold! Come enjoy an evening of footy (with special license to be open the entire match!) and pass a bit of banter around for who's the best team! Starts at 8 and runs till late! Open to all! Cover is $10 and helps support the club with Finals and field costs.

Calgary AB, Canada - Calgary Kangaroos

Location: Flames Central
Time: Doors at 6pm, game starts at 10
Cost: Free entry, limited VIP table seats available
Specials/Prizes: Drink specials and prize giveaways
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1353269034687883/

Chicago, Illinois USA – Chicago Swans
Start time: 9pm CDT
Highline Bar & Lounge – 169 W Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Event Site Please note that this party is organized by the Chicago Swans AFL Club and always sells out! You need to buy a ticket at the link above.


Columbus, Ohio USA – Columbus ARFC
​Start time: 9pm EDT
Smokehouse Brewing Company – 1130 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH 43215
Event Site

$20 per person includes the big game (Australian Football League) , pulled pork sliders, smoked and grilled wings, fruit, veggie and cheese trays, BBQ Saratoga chips and buffalo chicken dip. Craft beer special $3.50 a pint.

Des Moines, Iowa USA -- Des Moines Roosters
Start time: 10pm CDT
Saints Pub and Patio -- 4041 Urbandale Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

Hosted by the Des Moines Roosters Australian Football Club

Dallas, Texas USA  – Dallas Magpies
Start time: 9:30pm CDT
Bryan Street Tavern – 4315 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Event Site

$25 cover charge gets you 3 free drinks. Discounted drinks and discounted food all night long. Several large areas reserved for the Grand Final.

Denver, Colorado USA – Denver Bulldogs
Start time: 8pm MDT
3 Lions Pub – 2239 E Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
Event Site

Hosted by the Denver Bulldogs Australian Football Club

Edmonton AB, Canada - Edmonton Emus
Location:Pint off Whyte (8032 104 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T6E 4E2)
Time: 9:30pm
Cost: $10
Specials/Prizes: First Goal Kickers, Norm Smith Medalist, etc.
Website: www.yegfooty.com 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA -- Ft. Lauderdale Fighting Squids
(~30 minutes from Miami)
Start time: 8:30pm EDT
Maguires Hill 16 -- 535 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Come one, call all to the AFL Grand Final bash in South Florida. The Mighty Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids invite you to join them at McGuires Hill 16 for a night full of fun and frivolities. Party starts at 8.30PM in the Party room or back bar. Plenty of give aways and raffles on the night. McGuires has an extensive range of local and overseas beers as well as a fantastic bar menu. Please join the Fighting Squids to see who will take out this years premiership.


Houston, Texas USA– Houston Lonestars
Start Time: 8pm CDT
The Phoenix on Westheimer – 1915 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77098
Event Site

Proudly hosted for the 7th year by the Houston Lonestars Australian Football Club & the Phoenix on Westheimer. Free AFL Grand Final Party Koozie > FREE Karbach Beer Tokens (before 9 PM) > Indoor & Outdoor Projection Screens > Exclusive Aussie Menu > Sausage Rolls & Party Pies > Handball Comp > Aussie Raffles & Door Prizes & MORE!

Come early to The Phoenix and enjoy the exclusive Aussie Menu and all the the pre-game build up fun including, Live Grand Final Pre-Game Entertainment, Handball Comp and the Houston Lonestars Nationals team jumper presentation.


Indianapolis, Indiana USA - Indianapolis Giants DELAYED watch party 
Sunday, October 2 at 5 PM - 9 PM in EDT

Union Jack Pub-Broad Ripple
924 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220


Los Angeles, California USA– Los Angeles Dragons
Start Time: 7pm PDT
Busby’s West – 3110 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Event Site

As with previous years the LA Dragons Football Club is hosting at Busby’s West with a heap of festivities on the night including a raffle (return flights to NYC major prize), silent auction for some classic NBL and NFL memorabilia as well as fantastic drink specials courtesy of Bud Light. Tickets are limited to 400 so be sure to purchase the discounted $8 ticket through this link before they sell out – in the unlikely event that tickets remain unsold they will be $10 on the door.


Minneapolis, Minnesota USA– Minnesota Freeze
Start Time: 7pm CDT
The Pint House – 430 N 1st Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55401
Event Site

Come out to watch the AFL Grand Final with your local Aussie Rules Football Club, the Minnesota Freeze! The event is free, but each $10 donated to the club gets you a tap beer and raffle ticket! Light snacks will be provided late evening for those who have donated.


Nashville, Tennessee USA– Nashville Kangaroos
Start Time: 11pm CDT
Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace – 2720 Old Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN 37214
Event Site - Hosted by the Nashville Kangaroos

New York, NY, USA
Where: 5th and Mad 7 E. 36th Street, NYC
When: Friday, September 30th 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Game kicks off just after midnight. Ticket price includes: Live game with sound on all TV’s in the venue, Drink specials (including Aussie wine and beer), Live music from Australia’s own Dave Young, Giveaways on the night, Donation to the NY Magpies which helps pay the cost of running the biggest Aussie Rules club in North America
If you have any questions, email us at events@newyorkmagpies.com . Buy tickets here..

Orange County, California USA -- Orange County Bombers
(~30 minutes from Long Beach, Irvine, and Anaheim)
Start Time: 7pm PDT
The Anchor Bar -- 2675 Irvine Avenue, Suite D, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Event Site

Come on down to The Anchor Bar in Costa Mesa Friday evening, September 30th for all the action of the 2016 AFL Grand Final! Join the OC Bombers for an evening of great footy action, all are welcome so bring all your mates down too! 

Ottowa ON, Canada - Ottawa Swans AFC

Location:Fox and Feather (283 Elgin Street)
Time: 10pm onwards
Cost: $5
Specials/Prizes: 50/50 draw
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1110110839037843/

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA– Philadelphia Hawks
Start Time: 10pm EDT
Cavanaugh’s Headhouse Square – 421 S 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Event Site

Come join the Philadelphia Hawks at Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square to watch the most anticipated match of the AFL season! $20 gets your admission and your first beer and meat pie! We’ll have Hawks merchandise, raffles, prizes and you’ll have a chance to win some cold hard cash in our world famous square game! Bring your friends and bring your appetites for Coopers, Meat Pies and the best footy the AFL has to offer! All proceeds benefit the club and will help us get to the USAFL Nationals in October!

Portland, Oregon USA– Portland Australian Football Club
Start Time: 7pm PDT
River Pig Saloon – 529 NW 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Event Site

Hosted by the Portland Steelheads and Portland Sockeyes.

Sacramento, California USA– Sacramento Suns
Start Time: 8:30pm PDT
​Kupros Craft House – 1217 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
Event Site

The AFL Grand Final is the Super Bowl of Australia! Don't miss the most exciting game of the year alongside your Sacramento Suns! The game will be streaming LIVE from Melbourne, Australia in the upstairs bar at Kupros. $10 gets you: - admission to the event - a lucky door ticket - entry into 'pick a player' comp - entry into 'pick the margin'. We have a lot of great Gold Coast and Sacramento Suns merchandise and other prizes up for grabs!

San Diego, California USA– San Diego Lions
Start Time: 8pm PDT
The Ould Sod – 3373 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109
Event Site | Tickets

The biggest day on the Australian sporting calendar is being broadcast live in San Diego and hosted by the San Diego Lions! $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Space is limited so buy your tickets today. Ticket price includes: Live game with sound on all TVs in the outdoor portion of the venue Drink specials throughout the night. Giveaways and raffles including First Goal contest.

San Francisco, California USA– Golden Gate AFL
Start Time: 8pm PDT
Danny Coyle’s – 668 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Event Site

Oi mate! You're invited to the ultimate Aussie party... The 2016 AFL Grand Final! We'll be showing the game on every screen at the Danny Coyle's sports bar. Your ticket includes entry and 1x free drink. We're a local 501c3 non-profit. By attending this event, you're supporting our mission to grow footy in the Bay Area.

Seattle, Washington USA– Seattle Grizzlies

Start Time: 6:30pm PDT
Kangaroo and Kiwi – 2026 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA, 98107
Event Site

The Seattle Grizzlies Australian Football Club are hosting the biggest Australian celebration of the year! Hop on down to the Kangaroo and Kiwi for the biggest day of the Aussie calendar! There will be door prizes, raffles, games, a special football-themed menu and more Aussie culture than you can point a stick at! $10 cover charge will go towards the Seattle Grizzlies' USAFL Nationals campaign.

Toronto ON, Canada - High Park Demons

Location: The Office Pub on King Street (7 King Street East, Toronto, M5C 3C5)
Time: 10 pm - 4 am (or until the match)
Cost: $10 at the door
Specials/Prizes: Cheap pints/pitchers beer, door prizes, 50/50 and more!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1191283690946835/

Toronto ON, Canada - Toronto Rebels AFC

Location: Hemingway's, Yorkville. 142 Cumberland Street
Time: From 10pm
Cost: $20, gets you entry, 2 x Amsterdam 3SPEED Tallboys, snacks at halftime, entry into prizedraw
Specials/Prizes: $5 Amsterdam 3SPEED Tallboys, $6 Brickworks Cider Pints. Amsterdam prize packs.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/615520558607226/

Toronto ON, Canada - Toronto Dingos

Location: The Office Pub on John Street (117 John Street)
Time: 8:30pm until the match ends
Cost: $10
Specials/Prizes: Drink specials, door prizes, separate raffle, many contests including first goal, Norm Smith, etc.
Website: http://bit.ly/2cdFRWF

Vancouver BC, Canada - West Coast Saints

Locaction: Manchester Public Eatery. 1941 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1Z3
Time: 7pm onwards
Cost: $15 (Door entry)
Specials/Prizes: raffles, pool, darts
Website: www.tickets.westcoastsaints.com 

Washington, DC USA– Baltimore-Washington Eagles
Start Time: 9pm EDT
Ireland’s Four Courts – 2051 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201
Event Site

Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. The ticket price includes: - 2 drink tickets - Aussie food and drink specials - Australian Music - Baltimore Washington Eagles games show pre-game - Giveaways - donation to the Baltimore Washington Eagles. There are a limited number of tickets available. No Walk Ups will be admitted. Virginia Law prohibits the consumption of alcohol after 2 AM.

For up to date US listings go to http://www.usafl.com/news/20160915/2016-afl-grand-final-viewing-parties
For up to date Canada listings go to  http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-7259-0-0-0&sID=154776&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=47515355



 Wichita, Kansas USA

When: Friday, September 30 at 11 PM - 2 AM in CDT

Where: Sporting Casey's Soccer Pub & Grill 1110 W Harry St, Wichita, Kansas 67213  https://www.facebook.com/events/1836701249893275/permalink/1840638742832859/


Christchurch, NZ
: Redwood Tavern, Redwood.
When: 4pm Saturday 1st October

Auckland, NZ
Where:The Paddington, St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell.
When: 4pm Saturday 1st October
Food and drink specials throughout the afternoon.
$10 Entry by ticket only. Tickets available from local Auckland footy clubs

Wellington, NZ
Where: Mishmosh & Madame Peacock's, 36 Courtenay Place Wellington 6011
When: 4pm Saturday 1st October

SOUTH AMERICA no listings to date.

World Footy News publishes these listings in good faith.  We take no responsibility for any changes or cancellations.  The game may be on Friday night in your part of the world or in some cases may be a delayed or replayed telecast.  Please try to contact the hosts prior to the event to confirm details.  Also many of these events sell out due to capacity ahead of time so again please try to check ahead. 





Paris, France
Where: Belushi's Gare du nord, 5 Rue de Dunkerque, Paris, France
When: Saturday October 1st 4.30am
We'll be opening the doors at 4.30am for pre-game and showing all the action on our HD projector. We'll be cooking a fry up and serving beers! Our favorite AFL team Paris Cocks Footy will be joining us**€10 entrance on the door: Includes unlimited breakfast buffet and first pint*It's the biggest Australian Football event of the year as we open the doors at 4:30 to show the full pre-game. We'll be serving a full drinks menu, as well as a cooked breakfast buffet so you'll can watch the game in style! The game will be shown on our HD projector with English commentary.

Zagreb, Croatia
Where: Old Pharmacy Pub Hebrangova 11, Zagreb, Croatia
When: Saturday 1st October from 00:00
Free Entry, free snacks and 4 different draft beers on tap.
Contact - oldpharmacypub@yahoo.com 

Seville, Spain

Where: Canalejas 12, Seville, Spain

When: From Midnight 1 October

www.merchantpub.com merchantpub@gmail.com