Funny story, I was back in my younger days chased around Colonial Stadium by an over zealous gate attendant. He refused us entry in a kids ticket and when we moved to different gates he was there waiting to tell the attendant to not let us in. I was still in school so not like I was an adult trying to sneak in on a free kids ticket.When you scan your ticket a coloured light used to flash on the top of the reader which showed the attendant whether it was adult, concession or child. This is at all gates not just AFL Member gates. I think these lights have long been replaced by screens but they still show what type of ticket it is. If there is an attendant watching when you scan and they see it shows child when you clearly aren't, then if they can be bothered they may question you and refuse entry. Same when it shows concession, they may ask to see a concession card. I don't think they care if you use a higher value ticket such as a child scanning an adult ticket. There are far more ticket scanners than attendants though, they can't watch them all and some of them don't really watch anything. Not sure how thorough the attendants are this year though, but I assume they still have some sort of duty to keep an eye on things otherwise people would start using those free infant tickets to get in. Then you have the AFL Member card checkers, these are separate staff who check membership cards and sometimes id to make sure it's your card, they typically hang around the area before you scan, but are normally only around for finals and big matches like Anzac day. I think I was checked once maybe 10 years ago.
It was a disgrace Anzac Eve as well, bar and food venues shut, queues 150 meters long, No TVs on at lvl 4 to at least watch the game whilst waiting 20mins to be served. MCG really need to have a hard look at themselves, no wonder crowds are lower with them dishing up that rubbishIm tempted to. Anyone wearing an MCG shirt is getting abused by people in the line at the moment.
Ive been in it since the 23rd min of the 1st.
Up top just as full.
The bunton is out the door
Nothing is sacred to AFL members anymore, all areas can be accessed by corporates, medallion club members or high end club membersCan someone share info on what bars are open that are exclusive to AFL members at the G? I know there's a bar on level 2 near the 'afl dining room' - is there anywhere else?
Bunton bar in B1. The barassi cafe is next to it.Can someone share info on what bars are open that are exclusive to AFL members at the G? I know there's a bar on level 2 near the 'afl dining room' - is there anywhere else?
That is good to hear, because I have some that parks in the disabled spots near the lifts at Aisle 19, and there seats are in Aisle 13, so I was worried that they would have to cross over 2 zones and not be allowed to do it.As a side note, at Marvel last week I noticed they had reduced the ground to just 2 covid zones for our game against the Saints. From the AFL area on level 1 wing I was able to freely stroll from aisle 4 all the way to aisle 28 before reaching any barriers. In round 1 there was a barrier at about aisle 14. Not sure if this is the same for all matches.