All you need to know for Port v Bulldogs

FREE FOOTY: Children under 14 will be able to watch the Marsh Community Game between Port Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs for free (free ticket purchase still required).

FREE FOOTY: Children under 14 will be able to watch the Marsh Community Game between Port Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs for free (free ticket purchase still required).

With the much-anticipated Marsh Community Series Pre-Season AFL match between Port Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs right around the corner, we've packed everything you need to know into one article.

Gates at Bennett Oval will open at at 2pm on Saturday, March 7 with the match kicking off at 3:40pm.

The coin toss will be undertaken by local emergency service representatives who assisted in the bushfire crisis this summer.

Coin-toss representatives will include members from organisations such as the Rural Fire Service, Country Fire Authority, St John Ambulance, Red Cross and State Emergency Service.

If you're looking for parking on the day, the Central Whyalla Football Club and Croatia Soccer Club will be opening up their venues on match day for parking.

Footy goers can park for $5 around Centrals and at Croatia around the pitch. The Whyalla Speedway Club will provide marshalling at Centrals and security for the cars during the match.

The double gate between Centrals and Bennett Oval will be the main double entrance to the game making it convenient for those parking at Centrals and Croatia.

After the match, the cut-throughs in the middle median strips on McDouall Stuart Avenue will be blocked with all cars coming out of the Centrals and Croatia clubs to be directed south until traffic is cleared.

There will be no right turn for those leaving Centrals, Croatia or Bennett Oval.

There will be free parking inside Bennett Oval for those with disability parking permits. There is no other public parking inside the oval.

Free buses to the ground will be on offer for those who don't want to drive, and council will be announcing a schedule in the coming week.

There won't be any spectators cars in or around Bennett Oval, so there's plenty of room for people to bring their deck chairs and get a good view of the match.

Those attending can also bring bottles of water to be refilled at the Westland Water Station being provided by the Westland Shopping Centre.

If you want something a bit more substantial than water, the Whyalla Football League will be running the new main bar and at least one in the outer.

Importantly, for the first time, children aged 14 and under will receive free entry to all Marsh Community Series matches - including the March 7 game.

To enter free of charge, they must still purchase a free General Admission ticket for entry - subject to availability. Tickets are available here.