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2016 Fixture: By the numbers

A great result for us Stuart Fox speaks to HawkTV about the 2016 AFL Fixture and the benefits for Hawthorn.
Billy Hartung of the Hawks in action during the 2015 AFL Round 07 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Melbourne Demons at the MCG, Melbourne on May 16, 2015. (Photo: Sean Garnsworthy/AFL Media)
Hawthorn faces Melbourne twice in 2016. It's the first time the teams will play twice in a season since 2011.

What's in store for the Hawks in 2016?

We've broken down the fixture to pull out some of the key facts and figures.


Key facts

  • Play twice: West Coast Eagles (2015 runner-up), North Melbourne (2015 preliminary finalist), Sydney Swans (2015 finalist), Richmond (2015 finalist), Melbourne
  • Play once: Adelaide Crows, Brisbane Lions, Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon, Fremantle, Geelong, Gold Coast Suns, GWS Giants, Port Adelaide, St Kilda, Western Bulldogs
  • Interstate trips to Launceston (four matches), Sydney (two matches), Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth
  • Play Melbourne twice for the first time since 2010
  • Play at The Gabba for the first time since 2008
  • Travel away from Melbourne in consecutive weeks once (Round 16 and Round 17)
  • Bye in Round 15
  • Play West Coast Eagles in a home-and-away match at the MCG for the first time since 2012
  • Play Carlton at Aurora Stadium for the first time
  • Play St Kilda at Aurora Stadium for the first time since 2009

VIEW THE FIXTURE: Every Hawks game in 2016

Hawks by venue

  • Ten games at the MCG (seven home games)
  • Four games at Aurora Stadium
  • Three games at Etihad Stadium (all away games)
  • One game at the Gabba
  • One game at the SCG
  • One game at Spotless Stadium
  • One game at Adelaide Oval
  • One game at Domain Stadium

Hawks by day

  • Two games on Thursday
  • Six games on Friday
  • Eight games on Saturday
  • Four games on Sunday
  • One game on Monday

Hawks by timeslot

  • Seven Saturday afternoon games
  • Six Friday night games
  • Four Sunday afternoon games
  • Two Thursday night games
  • One Monday afternoon game
  • One Saturday twilight game

TOUGH START: Hawks face six 2015 finalists in first nine rounds of 2016

TV coverage

  • Fifteen games on Channel 7
  • Six games on Fox


  • Eight six-day breaks
  • Six seven-day breaks
  • Three eight-day breaks
  • One nine-day break
  • One ten-day break
  • One eleven-day break



  Sign up as a 2016 Hawks member

  View the 2016 fixture - game by game

  Tough start for the Hawks in 2016

  Fixture a win for fans, says Fox



The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs