2021 Fixture

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HODGEYROAD

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When are the AFL getting crowd capacities for the season ? Anyone have any idea what that's expected to be announced ?
 

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And we presently have no active cases outside of quarantine - yes sh*t can escalate fast as we saw over Christmas, but if things remain under control there won't be an issue. Plus vaccinations will start right around the time the season does. I don't foresee much getting in the way of being able to attend games this season.
That's kinda how a global pandemic works though - things not staying under control.

An active case, anywhere, will give old mate license* to shut WA down until further notice, re: that State. It may or may not cause havoc with fixtures.



*by 'license', I mean 'on a whim'.
 

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That's kinda how a global pandemic works though - things not staying under control.

An active case, anywhere, will give old mate license* to shut WA down until further notice, re: that State. It may or may not cause havoc with fixtures.



*by 'license', I mean 'on a whim'.
Don't disagree - just choosing to be optimistic that for the most part we have our sh*t together across the states with containing quarantine cases.
 

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Shame Tassie gets our pre season game when they didn't want a bar of hosting us in a hub last season. Instead we had to run away in multiple away hubs in NSW, WA and SA.
 

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Have to wonder if our 4 replacement games will quietly be stashed in the too hard basket.

With 50% capacity and ballots for home members, hard to see how they organise equal entry rights to another club's home game.

Our away games in Melb -

Essendon (Docklands) - Nope
Geelong (MCG) - Nope
St Kilda (Docklands) - Nope
Carlton (MCG) - Unlikely
Melbourne (MCG) - Maybe
Richmond (MCG) - Nope
 

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Have to wonder if our 4 replacement games will quietly be stashed in the too hard basket.

With 50% capacity and ballots for home members, hard to see how they organise equal entry rights to another club's home game.

Our away games in Melb -

Essendon (Docklands) - Nope
Geelong (MCG) - Nope
St Kilda (Docklands) - Nope
Carlton (MCG) - Unlikely
Melbourne (MCG) - Maybe
Richmond (MCG) - Nope
that is a bit of a problem

No chance of the Cats and Bombers matches

But if crowds are higher than 50% later in the season then the other 4 are possibles
 

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Have to wonder if our 4 replacement games will quietly be stashed in the too hard basket.

With 50% capacity and ballots for home members, hard to see how they organise equal entry rights to another club's home game.

Our away games in Melb -

Essendon (Docklands) - Nope
Geelong (MCG) - Nope
St Kilda (Docklands) - Nope
Carlton (MCG) - Unlikely
Melbourne (MCG) - Maybe
Richmond (MCG) - Nope
Likely it'll just be nut city, you'll only get 7 games at best provided no more lockdowns, which it in itself is rather unlikely.
 

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Have to wonder if our 4 replacement games will quietly be stashed in the too hard basket.

With 50% capacity and ballots for home members, hard to see how they organise equal entry rights to another club's home game.

Our away games in Melb -

Essendon (Docklands) - Nope
Geelong (MCG) - Nope
St Kilda (Docklands) - Nope
Carlton (MCG) - Unlikely
Melbourne (MCG) - Maybe
Richmond (MCG) - Nope
Geelong won’t sell all their tickets. Crowd two years ago was 66k and many people are still reluctant to go to sporting events. We will get 5k - 10k allocated for that one, 10k for Carlton, and 20k for Melbourne and hopefully by Richmond capacity is increased.
 
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I hope that the allotment of MCC and AFL members is going to work on an enrolment type system. If MCC and AFL members want to go then they should have to nominate they want them by a certain day and if they don't they then get offered to home team members, then away team members and then the general public. Would be a bit hard to navigate - but the AFL and clubs owe it to members to ensure that whatever capacity cap is actually filled and that AFL/MCC members don't stay at home while members are being shut out.
 

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I hope that the allotment of MCC and AFL members is going to work on an enrolment type system. If MCC and AFL members want to go then they should have to nominate they want them by a certain day and if they don't they then get offered to home team members, then away team members and then the general public. Would be a bit hard to navigate - but the AFL and clubs owe it to members to ensure that whatever capacity cap is actually filled and that AFL/MCC members don't stay at home while members are being shut out.
They will have to to sit in covid separated blocks. Tennis centre cricket already operating this way
 

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They will have to to sit in covid separated blocks. Tennis centre cricket already operating this way
And that's fair enough - but surely in such differing circumstances as 2021 will be - the great unwashed can be allowed to sit with the special people of the MCC and AFL members. It's going to be infuriating if members get locked out and the MCC folk only take up some of their allotment.
 

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Have to wonder if our 4 replacement games will quietly be stashed in the too hard basket.

With 50% capacity and ballots for home members, hard to see how they organise equal entry rights to another club's home game.

Our away games in Melb -

Essendon (Docklands) - Nope
Geelong (MCG) - Nope
St Kilda (Docklands) - Nope
Carlton (MCG) - Unlikely
Melbourne (MCG) - Maybe
Richmond (MCG) - Nope
All the more reason for our enlightened president to ‘not rule out’ further games in Tasmania :drunk:
 
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I hope that the allotment of MCC and AFL members is going to work on an enrolment type system. If MCC and AFL members want to go then they should have to nominate they want them by a certain day and if they don't they then get offered to home team members, then away team members and then the general public. Would be a bit hard to navigate - but the AFL and clubs owe it to members to ensure that whatever capacity cap is actually filled and that AFL/MCC members don't stay at home while members are being shut out.
MCC have been told that the reserve crowd limit will be the same as whatever the rest of the ground is (currently 50%) and everyone wishing to attend needs to book a seat (at no extra cost).

Hopefully they take a similar approach to the Grand Final reserved seat ballot and if you put your name in, get allocated a seat and then don't turn up on the day without handing it back in prior then you are barred from entering the following year. So in this case if you say you're coming and then don't rock up then you miss out for 2 weeks.
 

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