Geelong CEO Brian Cook. Photo: John Woudstra
Geelong starts season 2013 with three six-day breaks, largely due to the fact its home ground, Simonds Stadium, is unavailable until the new grandstand and lights are completed in late May.
The Cats will meet Hawthorn at the MCG on Monday in round one, North Melbourne (Etihad Stadium) the following Sunday, Carlton (Etihad) on Saturday in round three, then Sydney at the SCG on the Friday night of round four.
''I'm expecting our boys to be pretty tired by the second and third six-day break,'' Geelong chief executive Brian Cook said. ''That's a really tough start.'' The Cats will also play six games interstate.