MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 02: Big crowds watch on during the AFL Grand Final Replay match between the Collingwood Magpies and the St Kilda Saints at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 2, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The controversial fence which was built around the MCG during the summer of cricket will most likely remain for the AFL season as the league looks to beef up security.

The Herald Sun has reported that the AFL Commission has approved several new security measures for the upcoming season, which will implemented across all venues.

The new measures will reportedly include more plain clothed officers, increased player protection and increased use of technology in security.

The fence around the perimeter of the MCG was introduced at the beginning of the international cricket season. Fans were forced to line up outside the fence before being security checked and then proceeding to the gates to the enter the stadium with their tickets.

Fans who attended the Melbourne derby in this season’s Big Bash League were left fuming, as the MCC under estimated the size of the 80,000 strong crowd, resulting in enormous lines and long waits for patrons.

However, the MCC is positive a similar incident will not occur again.


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