Early-season blockbusters are a feature of Richmond's 2020 AFL season, with the full home-and-away fixture released this morning.
Back-to-back Thursday night clashes against traditional rivals Carlton and Collingwood again launch the season, with the Tigers to unfurl the 2019 premiership flag ahead of the traditional season opener against the Blues.
Between Rounds 7 and 9, Richmond will have re-matches against all of their 2019 finals opponents, including the Grand Final re-match against GWS at the MCG on Saturday afternoon, May 2.
Other marquee matches include away fixtures in the annual Anzac Day eve clash against Melbourne in Round 6 and Dreamtime at the ‘G against Essendon in Round 10.
The Tigers will host a blockbuster Friday night home game against the Magpies in Round 17, and will play North Melbourne in a home-and-away match at the MCG for the first time since 2012.
Who are we? The Wildcats! Who are we gonna beat? The Wildcats!— Richmond FC (@Richmond_FC) October 31, 2019
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The Club will pay tribute to its supporters with ‘Member Thank You Round’ against Hawthorn in Round 22 on Sunday, August 16.
In total the Tigers have 14 home-and-away matches at the MCG in 2020, and will travel interstate six times - twice to Perth, and once each to Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast and Adelaide.
The Club will play twice at Marvel Stadium in 2020, a home game against Port Adelaide in Round 16 and an away game against St Kilda in Round 3.
At this stage, Richmond will feature in 12 free-to-air games - two Thursday night, six Friday night, two Saturday night and two on a Sunday afternoon.
Richmond's bye has been scheduled for Round 13.