MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 28: Tigers captain Trent Cotchin and Tigers head coach Damien Hardwick hold aloft the Premiership Trophy after victory in the 2019 AFL Grand Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 28, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Photos/via Getty Images )

The AFL Grand Final will return to its traditional timeslot of 2:30pm AEDT in 2021, per's Damian Barrett.

Club presidents were made aware of the AFL's decision to move the opening bounce of the season decider back to the regular afternoon slot following last year's night Grand Final.

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 virus, the AFL trailed a night-time Grand Final while also having the match moved to the Gabba in Brisbane.

The 2020 curtain-closer received mixed reactions from AFL fans, with the league already confirming that this year's match will be held at 2:30pm.

The AFL also remains hopeful that record crowds will return to the football this year and fill over 100,000 seats at the MCG to conclude the season.

The 2021 AFL Grand Final is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 25.