R17 FIXTURE: Monster Monday night crowd set for the west

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The AFL has released the updated fixture for round 17
Nic Naitanui and Todd Goldstein battle it out in the round 18 clash between North Melbourne and West Coast at Metricon Stadium on September 17, 2020. Picture: AFL Photos

MONDAY night football will return in round 17, with West Coast scheduled to host North Melbourne at an Optus Stadium that will return to 100 per cent capacity.

The Eagles will travel to Perth on Tuesday via a charter flight to start their preparations for the match, which will complete a five-day round of football that launches on Thursday night.

The decision to play on Monday night was made after the Western Australian Government announced COVID-19 restrictions would be eased earlier that day, allowing Optus Stadium to return to full capacity.

Top-four rivals Port Adelaide and Melbourne will meet at Adelaide Oval to start round 17, with Essendon to host Adelaide at Marvel Stadium on Friday night.

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Hawthorn will host Fremantle at University of Tasmania Stadium on Saturday, with the Dockers returning to Perth after that match.

Carlton will host Geelong at the MCG on Saturday, with a venue for Brisbane's clash against St Kilda that night still to be confirmed.

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