The game is being played at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong, regional Victoria, with fans required to be members to make contact tracing as easy as possible.
— SEN 1116 (@1116sen) June 16, 2021
Acting Premier James Merlino made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon after many people had complained about the fact regional Victoria were suffering similar restrictions to metropolitan Melbourne despite having no active cases.
Crowds must also be from the local area despite the 25km travel limit being removed from 11:59pm Wednesday night.
🏈 Crowd approved for AFL
🏈 7000 people at Geelong v. Bulldogs
🏈 Must be from local area
🏈 Must be members to enable contact tracing
— Jodi Lee (@jodilee_7) June 16, 2021
There will be no games at the MCG or Marvel Stadium this weekend, however the AFL is hopeful they will be able to welcome back clubs and crowds by next weekend.