SEN | Time is ticking on a decision about where this year’s AFL Grand Final will be held.
Melbourne missed out on hosting rights last year as the city dealt with a COVID outbreak, with Richmond’s premiership victory over Geelong taking place at the Gabba.
As multiple states currently battle fresh COVID outbreaks – including Victoria – attention is quickly turning to whether heath authorities will allow a big enough crowd for the showpiece event to take place at the MCG.
SEN Chief Sports Reporter Sam Edmund revealed that 60,000 looms as the minimum attendance figure that would allow the game to stay in Melbourne.
“I’ve been told by the people who make these decisions that 60,000 is the figure that would be deemed the acceptable figure to keep the Grand Final at the MCG,” he said on SEN Crunch Time.