The fixture for the newly-named 2017 JLT Community Series has been released, with a clash between traditional rivals Collingwood and Essendon to kick off the pre-season games next February.
The series once again will see each side play three games across four weeks of the competition, with a focus on games being played at country venues remaining from previous years.
The pre-season competition will see the return of football to North Melbourne's Arden Street home on February 26 in a game against Hawthorn, the first time a VFL/AFL game has been played there since 1985.
Suburban venues Whitten Oval, Casey Fields and Ikon Park will all host one game across the four weeks, with Moe and Bendigo to also host one match each for those in country Victoria.
Rivlary matches will kick off proceedings, with Essendon's returning players from suspension on display first up against Collingwood on February 16, with Hawthorn and Geelong facing off in Launceston the following day.
Several of the matches will also host double-headers with the debut season of the AFL Women's competition.
Thursday, February 16
Collingwood vs Essendon - Etihad Stadium - 7.40pm EDT
Friday, February 17
Hawthorn vs Geelong Cats - University of Tasmania Stadium (Launceston) - 7.40pm EDT
Saturday, February 18
GWS Giants vs West Coast Eagles - Narrandera Sports Stadium - 2.05pm EDT
Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne - VU Whitten Oval - 4.40pm EDT
Sunday, February 19
Sydney Swans vs North Melbourne - Coffs Harbour International Stadium - 2.05pm EDT
Gold Coast Suns vs Brisbane Lions - Kombumerri Park (Merrimac, QLD) - 3.40pm EST
Thursday, February 23
St Kilda vs Port Adelaide- Etihad Stadium - 7.40pm EDT
Friday, February 24
Richmond vs Adelaide Crows - Etihad Stadium - 7.40 pm EDT
Saturday, February 25
Melbourne vs Carlton - Casey Fields (Cranbourne East, VIC) - 2.05pm EDT
West Coast Eagles vs Fremantle - Wonthella Oval (Wonthella, WA) - 3.40pm WST
Sunday, February 26
North Melbourne vs Hawthorn - North Melbourne Recreation Reserve - Arden Street - 2.05pm EDT
Gold Coast Suns vs Essendon - Harrup Park Country Club (Mackay, QLD) - 3.40pm EST
Thursday, March 2
Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions - Etihad Stadium - 7.40pm EDT
Friday, March 3
GWS Giants vs Sydney Swans - Blacktown International Sportspark - 7.40pm EDT
Saturday, March 4
Carlton vs St Kilda - Ikon Park - 2.05pm EDT
Fremantle vs Collingwood - Rushton Park (Mandurah, WA) - 1.40pm WST
Sunday, March 5
Adelaide Crows vs Geelong Cats - Richmond Oval (Adelaide, SA) - 1.35pm CDT
Port Adelaide vs Richmond - Malseed Park (Mount Gambier, SA) - 4.10pm CDT
Thursday, March 9
Gold Coast Suns vs Western Bulldogs - Metricon Stadium - 4.50pm EST
West Coast Eagles vs Melbourne - Domain Stadium - 5.40pm WST
Friday, March 10
GWS Giants vs North Melbourne - Manuka Oval - 5.50pm EDT
Fremantle vs Carlton - Domain Stadium - 5.40pm WST
Saturday, March 11
Richmond vs Collingwood - Ted Summerton Reserve (Moe, VIC) - 1.10pm EDT
Adelaide Crows vs Brisbane Lions - Hickinbotham Oval (Noarlunga, SA) - 3.40pm CDT
Sunday, March 12
Port Adelaide vs Hawthorn - Hickinbotham Oval (Noarlunga, SA) - 12.40pm CDT
Geelong Cats vs Essendon - Queen Elizabeth Oval (Bendigo, VIC) - 4.10pm EDT
St Kilda vs Sydney Swans - Lavington Sports Ground (Albury, NSW) - 7.10pm EDT