150 year celebrations officially begin next week as we kick off the 2024 AFL season at the SCG and take on the Melbourne Demons as part of Opening Round on Thursday March 7th.

To kick start celebrations for our milestone year, our 22 players and coaching staff will embark on March to the Match to honour our past, present and emerging athletes, and we need your help in bringing plenty of energy and colour.

We are encouraging you to arrive early to Sydney Swans HQ from 5pm to soak up all the pre-game festivities. We will have the bar open, live music, all your merchandise needs at the Locker Room and interviews with our coaches and players.

All those who have arrived at Swans HQ early will be asked to form a guard of honour to the SCG at 6.25pm where Swans royalty will welcome the team into the stadium.


It's a rare opportunity to see the team up close and be part of such a significant occasion for the club. While it's not a moment for autographs we want you to make as much noise as possible and get the team fired up for the first game!

Please note the guard of honour will only be formed at Sydney Swans HQ and from the road block on Driver Avenue to Gate B at the SCG, not all the way up Driver Ave due to live traffic. We ask that all patrons remember this and listen to staff instructions on the night.

Following the guard of honour, we encourage you to head up to the SCG promptly and take your seats by 6.50pm to witness past players take the field in our special 150-year pre-game ceremony.

The likes of Swans greats Peter Bedford, Brett Kirk, Stevie Wright, John Heriot, Gerard Healy, Michael O'Loughlin, Kieren Jack and Josh Kennedy are expected to take part.

Visit our Match Day Hub for everything you need to know on game day.