The MCG will welcome the largest crowd capacity at a sporting event in Victoria since the coronavirus pandemic first hit last year when reigning premiers Richmond host Carlton for AFL’s season opener.
- Richmond face Carlton for the season opener on Thursday March 18
- Docklands Stadium can host up to 28,961 fans
- Crowd attendance at Kardinia Park and Ballarat Stadium is being worked through
A total of 50,000 fans will fill the stands following the Victorian government’s decision to allow a 50 per cent crowd capacity at both the MCG and Docklands Stadium.
Three Community Series pre-season games will also allow fans to attend games from March 4.
AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said the announcement had provided a positive start to…