Sydney Swans win blockbuster draw for 2018

The Sydney Swans' remarkable turn around on the field in season 2017, as well as the continued growth of the club off the field, has seen them win out in a colossal blockbuster draw.

The Swans faithful in Melbourne will enjoy an even better fixture than 2017, with the Swans playing 8 games in Victoria.

The Victorian fans will have to wait four weeks to see first away match in Melbourne, against the Western Bulldogs on Saturday, April 14th, at 4.35pm.

After that, the Swans play their next two away games at Kardina Park, now GMHBA Stadium, and the MCG against the Hawks.

The Swans will have to wait until Round 14 for their bye, playing a very long and hard first half of the season, but from there it's all down hill.

Headlining the season, the Swans will play an astounding 12 night matches throughout the season, consisting of 2 lucrative Thursday night matches, 5 Friday night and 5 Saturday night matches.

The first Sydney Derby of the year will be hosted by the Swans in Round 3 at the SCG, while the Giants will host the second in Round 22 at Spotless Stadium.

After the Swans kick off their season with a road trip to the new Perth Stadium, they face an incredibly challenging draw playing Port Adelaide (H), the Giants (H), the Dogs (A), the Crows (H), the Cats (A) before finally playing the Hawks (A) at the MCG.

The Swans round out their difficult first half draw with a home match against the Eagles on Friday night in Round 13, before enjoying the week off.

The second half of the draw is far kinder, with an away match to Richmond at Etihad of all places, a home match against the Cats, before rounding out the season with an away match to the Demons, away match to the Giants and a home match against the Hawks, date and time to be determined, but we're guessing it's another Thursday or Friday night match.

RD DATE OPPONENT VENUE HOME/ AWAY LOCAL TIME HOST TV NETWORK
1 Sunday, Mar 25 West Coast Eagles Perth Stadium Away 4:20pm Foxtel
2 Sunday, Apr 1 Port Adelaide SCG Home 4:40pm Foxtel
3 Saturday, Apr 7 GWS GIANTS SCG Home 7:25pm Foxtel
4 Saturday, Apr 14 Western Bulldogs Etihad Stadium Away 4:35pm Foxtel
5 Friday, Apr 20 Adelaide Crows SCG Home 7:50pm Seven
6 Saturday, Apr 28 Geelong Cats GMHBA Away 1:45pm Foxtel
7 Saturday, May 5 North Melbourne SCG Home 7:25pm Foxtel
8 Friday, May 11 Hawthorn MCG Away 7:50pm Seven
9 Saturday, May 19 Fremantle SCG Home 7:25pm Foxtel
10 Saturday, May 26 Brisbane Lions The Gabba Away 4:35pm Foxtel
11 Friday, Jun 1 Carlton SCG Home 7:50pm Seven
12 Saturday, Jun 9 St Kilda Etihad Stadium Away 7:25pm Seven
13 Friday, Jun 15 West Coast Eagles SCG Home 7:50pm Seven
14 Bye
15 Thursday, Jun 28 Richmond Etihad Stadium Away 7:20pm Seven
16 Thursday, Jul 5 Geelong Cats SCG Home 7:20pm Seven
17 Sunday, Jul 15 North Melbourne Etihad Stadium Away 3:20pm Seven
18 Saturday, Jul 21 Gold Coast SUNS SCG Home 2:10pm Foxtel
19 Friday, Jul 27 Essendon Etihad Stadium Away 7:50pm Seven
20 Saturday, Aug 4 Collingwood SCG Home 7:25pm Seven
21 Sunday, Aug 12 Melbourne MCG Away 3:20pm Seven
22 Saturday, Aug 18 GWS GIANTS Spotless Stadium Away 4:35pm Foxtel
23 TBC Hawthorn SCG Home TBC TBC
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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

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