The opening nine games of St Kilda’s 2022 AFL campaign have officially been locked in, with the opponents and venues for the remaining rounds confirmed by the AFL today.

A blockbuster Friday night against Collingwood at Marvel Stadium will kickstart the Saints’ season, before a trio of Sunday afternoon matches against Fremantle (A), Richmond (H) and Hawthorn (A) accompany a Saturday afternoon bout with Gold Coast (H).

Matches on the prime-time stage against GWS (Friday 22 April) and Port Adelaide (Saturday 30 April) for the Anzac Appeal Round and second Cairns game respectively are set to follow, with the former to be played at Canberra’s Manuka Oval.

The Saints’ return to Victoria will see a match-up against the reigning Premiers, Melbourne, at the MCG, before a Saturday twilight fixture against Geelong back at Marvel Stadium.

Five of St Kilda’s first nine matches will be broadcast live and free on Channel 7 and simulcast on Fox Footy; three of which will be aired in prime time.

“Having the opportunity to begin our season at home on Friday night is great for us and our fans, and we’re determined to begin our season on the right note,” Chief Operating Officer Simon Lethlean said.

"We have a good spread of games, breaks and travels across the first nine games, and we finish off with a strong presence in Victoria with six of our last eight games to be played at Marvel Stadium.

- Chief Operating Officer Simon Lethlean

“No matter the challenges our draw will inevitably present, we are ready to embrace whatever Season 2022 throws at us we are intent on making our members and supporters proud.”

St Kilda will play a total of 12 matches at Marvel Stadium in 2022 – seven of which will come after the bye in Round 12 – and will travel interstate seven times, including for its home game against Port Adelaide in Cairns in Round 7.

The red, white and black will line up against top-eight sides Brisbane, Sydney and Geelong twice throughout the course of the season, along with Fremantle (Rounds 2 and 17) and Hawthorn (Rounds 4 and 20).

Ticketing information and other match-day details for Season 2022 – including dates for Rounds 10-23 – will be confirmed in due course.

2022 AFL Fixture

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1 Friday, 18 March Collingwood Home Marvel Stadium 7:50pm Channel Seven
Sunday, 27 March Fremantle Away Optus Stadium 3:20pm Fox Footy
3 Sunday, 3 April Richmond Home Marvel Stadium 3:20pm Channel Seven
4 Sunday, 10 April Hawthorn Away MCG 3:20pm Channel Seven
5 Saturday, 16 April Gold Coast Home Marvel Stadium 1:45pm Fox Footy
6 Friday, 22 April GWS Away Manuka Oval 7:50pm Channel Seven
7 Saturday, 30 April Port Adelaide Home Cazalys' Stadium 7:25pm Channel Seven
8 Sunday, 8 May Melbourne Away MCG 1:10pm Fox Footy
9 Saturday, 14 May Geelong Home Marvel Stadium 4:35pm Fox Footy
10 Friday, 20 May to Sunday, 22 May Adelaide Away Adelaide Oval TBC TBC
11 Friday, 27 May to Sunday, 29 May North Melbourne Home Marvel Stadium TBC TBC
12 Friday, 3 June to Sunday, 5 June BYE - - - -
13 Thursday, 9 June to Monday, 13 June Brisbane Away Gabba TBC TBC
14 Thursday, 16 June to Sunday, 19 June Essendon Home Marvel Stadium TBC TBC
15 Thursday, 23 June to Sunday, 26 June Sydney Away SCG TBC TBC
16 Thursday, 30 June to Sunday, 3 July Carlton Away Marvel Stadium TBC TBC
17 Thursday, 7 July to Sunday, 10 July Fremantle Home Marvel Stadium TBC TBC
18 Friday, 15 July to Sunday, 17 July Western Bulldogs Away Marvel Stadium TBC TBC
19 Friday, 22 July to Sunday, 24 July West Coast Away Optus Stadium TBC TBC
20 Friday, 29 July to Sunday, 31 July Hawthorn Home Marvel Stadium TBC TBC
21 Friday, 5 August to Sunday, 7 August Geelong Away GMHBA Stadium TBC TBC
22 Friday, 12 August to Sunday, 14 August Brisbane Home Marvel Stadium TBC TBC
23 Friday, 19 August to Sunday, 21 August Sydney Home Marvel Stadium TBC TBC