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Not so Marvellous: sharp drop in AFL crowds as COVID effect continues – The Age

The decline in footy crowds was highlighted on Saturday night when league powerhouse Richmond, who have traditionally attracted big attendances, played in front…



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Total crowds from rounds one to eight this season compared to the same period in 2019 are down by over 737,000 people.
Mate, I hate coming here. I probably shouldnt say that. The MCG has got soul, its got Richmond people there. Our people dont come here. Plain and simple.
Damien Hardwick
However, the AFL notes that 2019 was a record season for attendances and on a game-by-game average basis crowds are only down by around 8,000 people per game versus 2019. The average per game in 2019 was just over…

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