The big win: Sponsors last seen doing cartwheels. String of prime time games mixed with four themed blockbusters.
The major concern: Challenging start with four six-day breaks in the first six rounds.
Prime time factor: Enormous. A combined seven Thursday and Friday night games.
Get your tickets: Anzac Day.
Club says: “We are pleased with our commercially strong fixture and our members and supporters will welcome the number of blockbuster games we proudly feature in throughout the first half of our season.” — CEO Xavier Campbell
EVERY GAME: SEE THE FULL 2019 FIXTURE HERE
ANALYSIS: WHICH CLUB HAS THE TOUGHEST DRAW?
PLAN NOW: 11 GAMES YOU CAN’T MISS
ESSENDON 2019 FIXTURE
Round 1: GWS Giants at Sydney Showground Stadium, Sunday March 24 at 3.20pm (Away)
Round 2: St Kilda at Marvel Stadium, Saturday March 30 at 4.35pm (Home)
Round 3: Melbourne at MCG, Friday April 5 at 7.50pm (Away)
Round 4: Brisbane Lions at MCG, Saturday April 13 at 2.10pm (Home)
Round 5: North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium, Friday April 19 at 4.20pm (Away)
Round 6: Collingwood at MCG, Saturday April 25 at 3.20pm (Home)
Round 7: Geelong Cats at MCG, Sunday May 5 at 3.20pm (Away)
Round 8: Sydney Swans at SCG, Friday May 10 at 7.50pm (Home)
Round 9: Fremantle at Marvel Stadium, Saturday May 18 at 7.25pm (Home)
Round 10: Richmond at MCG, Saturday May 25 at 7.25pm (Away)
Round 11: Carlton at MCG, Sunday June 2 at 3.20pm (Home)
Round 12: Bye
Round 13: Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium, Friday June 14 at 7.50pm (Home)
Round 14: West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium, Thursday June 20 at 8.10pm (Away)
Round 15: GWS Giants at Marvel Stadium, Thursday June 27 at 7.20pm (Home)
Round 16: Sydney Swans at MCG, Saturday July 6 at 1.45pm (Home)
Round 17: North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium, Saturday July 13 at 4.35pm (Home)
Round 18: Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, Friday July 19 at 7.50pm (Away)
Round 19: Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium, Sunday July 28 at 4.40pm (Away)
Round 20: Port Adelaide at Marvel Stadium, Saturday August 3 at 1.45pm (Home)
Round 21: Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium, Saturday August 10 at 7.25pm (Home)
Round 22: Fremantle at Optus Stadium, Saturday August 17 at 8.10pm (Away)
Round 23: Collingwood at MCG, Time and Date TBC (Away)
* May swap to Sunday May 19 at 1.10pm depending on availability of Marvel Stadium for A-League Grand Final