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In what will be a historic first for the City of Ballarat, the Western Bulldogs will play their inaugural AFL game when they take on the Port Adelaide Power for premiership points on Saturday 19 August, 2017. A home and away season game in Ballarat has long been on the radar for the AFL, with significant investment in the redevelopment of Eureka Stadium bringing the dream to reality in 2017. The City of Ballarat will also be hosting a free Footy Live Site. The Live Site will be held next to the game at the Ballarat Showgrounds. You can watch the AFL game live on the big screens and enjoy kids’ fun, footy zones, special guests, heated seating areas, giveaways, food trucks and bar featuring local brews and regional wines with gates opening at 11:00am.The Live Site is part of the City’s ‘Celebration of Football’ which features a range of football inspired events in celebration of the inaugural AFL game in Ballarat.