Less than three weeks after the first round, the bomber reportedly submitted a formal request to AFL to change the fixture.
The Essendon bomber reportedly demanded that the blockbuster Round One match against the Hawthorn Hawks be moved from Marvel Stadium to MCG.
Last week, the Victoria State Government confirmed that Melbourne-based venues would be allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity.
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Therefore, Marvel Stadium is allowed to accommodate about 29,000 spectators and MCG can accommodate about 50,000.
The last five games played between Essendon and Hawthorne at MCG captivated a crowd of 53,018, 68,857, 78,294, 59,866, and 62,500.
The bomber reportedly submitted a formal request to AFL to move the season opener to MCG on Saturday, March 20, hoping to make more tickets available to members.
“This will happen a bit because the club wants its members to get the most out of the game. The last three games between the two sides attracted an average of 66,000 fans, but at COVID in another world. We know that, “says McClure.
“This is about members. We need more access.
“This is not an economic decision.”
The AFL game between Melbourne Demon’s and Fremantle Footballs is scheduled for MCG earlier that day, Herald Sun MCC reported that it was open to venue changes.
However, AFL has traditionally avoided scheduling multiple games at the same venue on the same day to support the demand for cleaning and catering.
AFL may also be reluctant to keep fixtures away from Marvel Stadium, given that the league owns the venue.
Essendon’s great Matthew Lloyd said in SEN: “The only thing is Marvel Stadium and the amount I lost recently. This is also owned by AFL.
“Bombers have three interstate highway games in the first five rounds. You can see why they want the game to run and be seen by more fans.”
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However, AFL is now more concerned about Western Australia’s strict border stance. Era..
Last week, Western Australia’s Prime Minister Mark Magawan proposed that his state open its borders to Victoria if there were no new cases of community-borne COVID-19 between now and March 13.
If Victoria registers a positive case before that date, Dockers must complete a 14-day quarantine before entering Western Australia.
Essendon will face Geelong Cats at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday night due to a clash in the AAMI community series.