Richmond will play the Western Bulldogs at the MCG on Saturday, August 25, in the final home-and-away round of the 2018 season.

The AFL released the Round 23 fixture today, with the Tigers and Bulldogs to meet at 2.10pm (AEST) and to be broadcast on Foxtel.

AFL General Manager Clubs Travis Auld said the AFL had sought to fixture the final round so that matches that could potentially affect the make-up of the top eight were spread across all three days of games to be played.

As round 23 will be followed by a bye week for all clubs that are contesting the finals, he said the AFL had sought equally to maximise the potential attendance at each game, to provide the best possible schedule for the AFL’s broadcast partners – the Seven Network, Foxtel / Fox Sports and Telstra – and to hopefully cap an outstanding premiership season with a dramatic conclusion to the home and away matches.

"Reigning premier Richmond was scheduled for a day game at the MCG, as this timeslot has had the strong support of its fans," said Auld.

Tickets for the game will be available from Ticketek next Wednesday, August 8 from 9am.

The round 23 fixture is...

Friday August 24
Port Adelaide v Essendon at Adelaide Oval, 7.20pm ACST / 7.50pm AEST (Channel 7)

Saturday August 25
Geelong Cats v Gold Coast Suns at GMHBA Stadium, 1.45pm AEST (Foxtel / Fox Sports)
Richmond v Western Bulldogs at the MCG, 2.10pm AEST (Foxtel / Fox Sports)
Fremantle v Collingwood at Domain Stadium, 2.35pm (AWST) / 4.35pm AEST (Foxtel / Fox Sports)
Sydney Swans v Hawthorn at the SCG, 7.25pm AEST (Channel 7)
Carlton v Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium, 7.25pm AEST (Foxtel / Fox Sports)

Sunday August 26
Brisbane Lions v West Coast at the Gabba, 1.10pm AEST (Foxtel / Fox Sports)
Melbourne v GWS Giants at the MCG, 3.20pm AEST (Channel 7)
St Kilda v North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium, 4.40pm AEST (Foxtel / Fox Sports)