Up to 75,000 fans could be allowed to attend Thursday night's blockbuster between Carlton and Collingwood at the MCG.
Victorian public health officials will meet on Monday to considering increasing the 50 per cent stadium capacity to 75 per cent, according to Herald Sun journalists Shannon Deery, Peter Rolfe and Grant McArthur.
Victoria is the only state with a 50 per cent crowd limit for outdoor seated events.
AFL CEO Gillon McLaughlan will meet with public health officials to propose an increase in crowd capacity and the move has received support from Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp, who wants to see crowd capacities increased before the clash between the Blues and Magpies.
“After a successful start to the season, we’re hoping crowd capacity limits can be safely increased for Round 2,” Lord Mayor Capp said.
As it stands, the MCG is allowed to hold 50,000 fans, while Marvel Stadium can host 28,961 patrons.