The Eagles and Dockers will face off not just once but twice in the lead-up to season 2021.
Both teams will meet this weekend in an unofficial hit out at Mineral Resources Park from 10am Saturday before Optus Stadium will host both clubs in an official match from 5:10PM on Sunday March 7.
AFL Executive General Manager Clubs and Broadcasting Travis Auld said it was a continued reflection of the ongoing COVID situation.
“As a result, we have had to make changes to some venues and we thank the people of Canberra (ACT), Fremantle (WA) and Launceston (TAS) for their understanding – each of those areas plays an extremely important role in our game. We hope to be able to return to Fremantle in the near future and we look forward to Canberra and Tasmania hosting AFL games as part of the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season."