The West Live: Pressure mounts for Perth's Optus Stadium to host 2020 AFL Grand Final

Jun 24, 2020

By Caitlyn Rintoul

Pressure is mounting on the AFL to allow Perth's Optus Stadium to host the 2020 grand final, with capacity crowds looking out of reach for Melbourne in the near future.

As announced by Premier Mark McGowan yesterday, WA is on track to allow 60,000 fans back into its state of the art venue from July 18, when all restrictions are lifted.

The Premier has joined a host of footy legends calling for WA to stage the showpiece event, a view also backed by The West Australian after launching a petition overnight.



VenuesWest chief executive officer David Etherton will join The West Live host Jenna Clarke from 8.45am today to discuss the preparations already underway to host AFL games at Optus Stadium in July.

Fremantle and West Coast are expected to square off in a round seven western derby on July 18, as part of a 21-day rolling hub in Perth when teams will be allowed to play each other while serving their 14-day quarantine.

Mr Etherton will also weigh in on the controversial grand final debate and outline exactly what it would take to host football's big dance this year over the traditional MCG.

Mr Etherton will also shed light on what has been going on behind the scenes at WA venues amid the coronavirus restrictions.

Later on the show, WA Police Sergeant Mick Slaughter will join Jenna to provide tips on how not to become a victim of fraud and also detail the latest Crime Stopper investigations.

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