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Kwality

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Can someone please explain the logic here, you do t want AFL or MCC Members attending even though a lot are long term club members. Instead you want all the tickets to go to club members at a grand final that will not have any WA teams in it.

So why do WA fans want the GF but don’t want to be able to attend themselves?
Its about the concept of playing the game outside Melbourne. Competing club members should be the priority wherever its held.
A GF is an experience all footy fans should have, preferably with your own team competing, better again winning.

IF a WA club can earn a gig, even better for the passion.
 

Rob

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Ask Kwality

His definition seems a bit fluid (although to be fair, that's usual for him), but given he thinks 60% at the MCG are freeloaders, and mentions competing clubs, I'm guessing he means those who aren't members of those clubs.

How many members of 2 non-WA clubs would get to a GF in Perth?
This year? Not many I'd expect. Melbournians are going to be lucky to be able to leave the city, let alone travel interstate.

But he's got a point, a club member should have priority over an MCG member to attend a grand final.
 

Kwality

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This year? Not many I'd expect. Melbournians are going to be lucky to be able to leave the city, let alone travel interstate.

But he's got a point, a club member should have priority over an MCG member to attend a grand final.
AFL members, only competing club members, the rest of the seats to competing clubs.
 

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JohnZ

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You pay your money to the AFL not your club - you reject what your club offers.
The club receives the money via the AFL. For the club, it makes no difference whether I do it through them or the AFL. Via the AFL I get additional perks for my money. Win Win
 

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This year? Not many I'd expect. Melbournians are going to be lucky to be able to leave the city, let alone travel interstate.

But he's got a point, a club member should have priority over an MCG member to attend a grand final.
MCG members now have club support member options and have done for some years.
 

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Rob

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Makes them as much supporters of football as anyone else. I couldnt care less who goes as long as they support footy.
What processes are in place to ensure these MCC members with club support packages are the ones getting in? As I understand it full members, irrespective of whether they "support footy" have basically a guaranteed ticket if they get there early enough.
 

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Hence Eddie McGuire's comment that another state can buy the grand final.

The AFL is short of cash this year, and if someone came along with $50m for a once-off, they'd do it in a heartbeat.
but would the Victorian Government allow it? I dont think having a crowd is a requirement of the grand final contract - just that it must be held there.
 

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Its about the concept of playing the game outside Melbourne. Competing club members should be the priority wherever its held.
A GF is an experience all footy fans should have, preferably with your own team competing, better again winning.

IF a WA club can earn a gig, even better for the passion.
Would it though? The number of corporates wont be any less, grand final entry is a guaranteed to certain classes of AFL member, and non competing clubs and players will still recieve allocations. The number of seats allocated to competing clubs could concievably be even less than at the MCG.
 

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Would it though? The number of corporates wont be any less, grand final entry is a guaranteed to certain classes of AFL member, and non competing clubs and players will still recieve allocations. The number of seats allocated to competing clubs could concievably be even less than at the MCG.
Even if full allocation of AFL members and MCC members were given access the reality of the $2000 plus per head weekend to attend will turn 70% of them away And they won’t make the trip if it’s not at the G.
All AFL sponsors have numerous offices Australia wide so the locals from whatever state it ended up in will get tickets.
How many club members could go would All come back to how many will travel and are willing to pay the price of airfares and accomodation which will of course be quadruple what it normally would be.
No one knows as it’s never happened where a Victorian person has had to travel to watch a Gf.
 

Kwality

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Would it though? The number of corporates wont be any less, grand final entry is a guaranteed to certain classes of AFL member, and non competing clubs and players will still recieve allocations. The number of seats allocated to competing clubs could concievably be even less than at the MCG.
The AFL simply walk up on the guarantees already as you suggest ' concievably be even less'.
 

Rob

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but would the Victorian Government allow it? I dont think having a crowd is a requirement of the grand final contract - just that it must be held there.
It would be an incredible piece of incompetence - even by AFL standards - that they would be locked into a contract forcing them to play a game at a venue that was incapable of accommodating a crowd.
 

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but would the Victorian Government allow it? I dont think having a crowd is a requirement of the grand final contract - just that it must be held there.
On a related note, regarding NRL State of Origin at Adelaide Oval: "The South Australian Tourism Commission will only agree to the match if social distancing restrictions have eased and a 53,500 capacity crowd can attend."

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