AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan says the fixture might not be released until January or February
The justification is so that the AFL can give everyone more certainty - I suppose that's a plausible reason.
Thing is, I wonder if most clubs will still be expecting people to renew memberships and seat packages by the end of the year. That's a bit of an ask when you don't know how many games you'll get at different grounds, or what times you'll have allotted (some people can only make certain timeslots)
Are the AFL/clubs taking the piss out the fans again here? Many people kept their memberships in 2020 without getting much in return - pay first, find out what you get later is probably not the best way to start the 2021 season.