MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - OCTOBER 01: Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs celebrates the win with fans during the 2016 AFL Grand Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 1, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/AFL Media/Getty Images)

AFL CEO Gillian McLachlan has confirmed the 2017 AFL Grand Final will remain in the traditional 2.30pm time slot.

The AFL Commission deliberated over the decision during the week and made the announcement on Friday morning.

McLachlan said last month he believes a twilight grand final is an inevitably.

However, we will have to wait at least another year before we see it, with McLachlan saying on Friday morning he believes footy fans will be happy with the decision.

“The majority of supporters want to keep it at 2.30pm,” McLachlan told reporters on Friday.

“That isn’t the only reason you keep it there, but it means that when you’re going to make a change and ask the public to trust you and say ‘this is going to be better,’ you want to be really confident that every aspect will be better.”