Fairfax media is reporting that the MCG is booked for the Aleague grand final on a friday night in the event Docklands doesnt become available, due to both the MCG and Docklands being booked on the Sunday by the AFL.
But A-League boss Damien De Bohun has revealed to AAP if the final ends up being a derby between Victory and Melbourne City – a very real possibility – it could be played at the MCG on Friday May 15 instead.
“We’ve had the unfortunate scenario of both Etihad and the MCG being booked on top of our bookings. So we’re still working on it,” De Bohun said.
“In the event that Melbourne Victory meet Melbourne City, we have the MCG booked for Friday the 15th.
“We have a strong tradition of playing a Sunday twilight grand final because, for travelling fans, for broadcast and everything else, that is clearly the optimal slot.
“But if it comes down to a Melbourne v Melbourne grand final, we will have to look at the Friday.”