The second round of the season will see limited fan attendances at some games. GWS and Sydney received approval from the New South Wales government to allow a limited number of people into their matches against North Melbourne and Essendon respectively. Fans, members, and patrons will be allowed in several function areas of GWS stadium and the SCG. It is believed only 350 people will be allowed to attend each of the two games. The club will continue to work with the necessary agencies to ensure the stadiums comply with state protocols.
Small crowds will be allowed to attend the "Showdown" between Adelaide and Port Adelaide in South Australia. Two thousand people will be allowed into the general admission area with proper social distancing at the Adelaide Oval, with an additional 240 people allowed to use private rooms across the complex. Each of the private rooms will be limited to 20 people each. According to South Australian police commissioner Grant Stevens, the Oval has a "... comprehensive plan that effectively and safely manages the movement of people throughout the stadium and during the course of the event."
Port Adelaide will be given 1475 tickets for members (the game is a Port home game) with the Crows receiving 475 tickets for their members. The remaining 50 will be for Adelaide Oval members (as opposed to club members). After the match, both clubs will fly to Queensland for their next respective games. Port plays Fremantle and the Crows play Gold Coast in the third round.
Sources: Leigh Meyrick, GWS Media Release, Loretta Johms, Sydney Media Release, theage.com.au
Article last changed on Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 2:12 PM EDT