Footy News – AFL fan initatives, Leichardt Oval, Aleague Grand Final and more


Fairfax media says that AFL fans have had mixed reactions to club initiatives designed to make the game more entertaining to the crowds, with the Fans Assocation saying that food prices and lighting were winners, but there were still issues with ticketing at Hawthorn v Geelong. The Age reports that Hawthorn have broken its membership record, and set to top 70,000 for the first time and looking to head off the Pies for the first time, despite 8,500 members not renewing from last season yet. Carlton have announced Virgin as its Official Airline partner and Adelaide have announced RAA as its official membership partner.


The FFA have given Perth Glory an additional two hours to respond to its allegations of a salary cap breach. Glory had originally until 5pm today, but was granted until 7pm. The FFA will hand down findings next week. News Limited reports that the decision as to where to host the Aleague Grand Final may be delayed until the last minute as the standoff over Etihad Stadium continues.


Reports from the Sydney Morning Herald indicate that Wests Tigers will definately play two games at Leichardt this year, but beyond that the future remains uncertain.  The clubs board will meet on April 30th to determine whether the final two games for the year will me moved or stay at the venue.




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