With the opening match of the new AFL Women’s competition just over two weeks away, the AFL are already anticipating a bumper crowd for the event, which could actually be detrimental to the crowd itself.
With the game on February 3rd to be played at Collingwood’s Holden Centre training base as the Pies host Carlton in the season opener, there still remains to be little seating available at the ground, meaning the anticipated thousands will all need to stand around the oval to get a glimpse of the historic fixture.
The AFL has no plans to put in temporary seating for the event and also hasn’t considered closing off roads surrounding the venue to accommodate for fans.
The match falls right in the middle of a busy period of events around the venue, as it’s just five days after the Australian Open final, and sandwiched in the middle of two Bruce Springsteen concerts on February 2 and 4 at AAMI Park next door.
The season opener will be broadcast live on Channel Seven and Fox Footy, with Fox Footy to broadcast every game of the AFLW season live.