It became once the information Victorian footy followers had been dreading and West Aussies had been praying for – an AFL grand final in COVID-procure Perth.
On Tuesday it became once confirmed that this yr’s footy final shall be performed at Optus Stadium.
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This would possibly occasionally be the 2d yr the sport has been performed initiate air of Victoria thanks to COVID.
Closing yr the sport became once performed in Brisbane as Victoria struggled thru its prolonged lockdown.
A grand final parade will additionally occur in Perth after it became once scrapped for closing yr’s match in Brisbane.
So, how assign you gather a brand to the Grand Final? Will a plump home be allowed at Optus Stadium?
Right here’s all you might want to know.
When is the AFL Grand Final?
The AFL Grand Final shall be performed at Optus Stadium in Perth on Saturday, September 25.
What time will or no longer it’s on?
Right here is gathered to be confirmed, although a twilight match appears to be seemingly.
“We’re working on it,” AFL boss Gillon McLachlan acknowledged on Tuesday.
“The time distinction and the capabilities of that venue mean it’s no longer going to be 2.30pm Jap (related outdated time.)
“We’ll approach aid on it as soon as we are in a position to.”
Will or no longer it’s miles a plump home?
There are at indicate no ability restrictions at Optus Stadium, meaning a plump home of 60,000 footy followers is seemingly.
When will tickets scurry on sale?
Now not till the two finalists are locked in – ie, in one more two weeks after the semi-finals and preliminaries are over.
It’s anticipated that tickets will scurry on sale on Monday, September 20.
How worthy will tickets cost?
Right here is additionally no longer known but.
The Grand Final at the MCG in 2019 cost a minimum of $185 per brand with supreme seats upwards of $400.
West Traipse Eagles and Fremantle Dockers participants will gather priority gather entry to.
Can other folks contrivance to the sport from interstate?
Handiest if in accordance with latest government restrictions and border controls.
For instance, if the McGowan government’s latest restrictions remain unchanged it’s miles going to be on the field of no longer possible for fogeys to wing into Perth to attend the sport from NSW.
Fans from Victoria would want permission to enter WA and would favor to advance by September 11 in teach to self-isolate for the mandatory 14-day length earlier than being ready to attend the sport.
Beneath latest suggestions, Queenslanders would favor to self-quarantine in WA for 14 days earlier than attending the match.
Of us from South Australia, Tasmania, or the Northern Territory would favor to total a mandatory declaration earlier than entry.
Will there be pre-and-put up recreation entertainment?
Gameday entertainment is but to be formally confirmed nevertheless there are calls for it to be equipped by local ability, with WA bands Birds of Tokyo and Eskimo Joe two names in the offering.
WA will additionally host this yr’s Brownlow Medal on Sunday, September 19.
There’ll additionally be a grand final parade in Perth, in all probability on Friday, September 24 – the day earlier than the massive recreation – at noon in the CBD.
Will or no longer it’s as gorgeous as a Melbourne footy final?
Gillon McLachlan thinks so.
“Western Australian footy followers are as passionate as any in the nation and the stadium in Perth, with a ability crowd of 60,000 in attendance, shall be a great spectacle, no longer most interesting for the metropolis of Perth nevertheless for all footy followers at some point of the arena,” he acknowledged.
And WA Premier Tag McGowan agreed, calling it a “fully satisfied, ancient, exciting day for WA.”
The decision became once made to maintain the AFL Grand Final in Perth as Victoria struggles with an outbreak of the Delta COVID variant and the probability of playing a recreation in front of a crowd at the MCG grew to turn into untenable.
“Right here is a choice made in the correct interests of the health and security of Victorians as we continue to pressure down the latest outbreak,” Victorian sports actions minister Martin Pakula acknowledged on Tuesday.
“It’s additionally in the correct interests of football – if the grand final would be performed in front of supporters, then it needs to be.
“We explore forward to the grand final returning to its outmoded home at the MCG in 2022 and for a protracted time previous.”