AFLSEN | The AFL has renewed its push for 75 per cent crowd capacity in Victoria to start the AFL season. But the league is more hopeful of getting approval for 60 per cent from the state government ahead of the Richmond-Carlton season opener on March 18.

 The AFL and the Melbourne Cricket Club, as ground manager for the MCG, last month presented a government proposal for 75,000 fans at the stadium to kick-off the season before a statewide snap lockdown derailed the bid.

But Melbourne-based club CEO’s spoken to by are once again optimistic of hosting more fans at Round 1 games in what would be a huge boost after a year of no crowds in the state.

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