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.
The AFL Commission has accepted a recommendation for the Grand Final to remain as a 2.30pm day game, CEO Gillon McLachlan has confirmed.
— AFL (@AFL) March 30, 2017
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.”