What will the 2018 AFL Grand Final be like?
The AFL Grand Finals will be a game that is unique to Melbourne, and one that has the potential to bring out the best in everyone involved.AFL grand final 2017: Key moments, highlights and highlights from the AFL Grand finalThe AFL Grand finals have been the most-watched live sporting event in the country since the AFL Cup in 2015.
It is the largest sporting event on Australian soil and is expected to draw an estimated 7 million viewers for a match between the top two teams.
Melbourne, with the third highest attendance in the competition, will host the first ever AFL Grand FINAL in 2019.
The AFL is hoping to attract a bigger crowd for the game in 2019, with a bigger field, more fans and a bigger stadium, which will be double the capacity of the AFL grand final.
Melbournians can expect the game to feature a number of familiar faces, with star players including Michael Johnson and Tom Liberatore among the many to be in attendance.
“We’re looking forward to bringing the best footy to Melbourne,” AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said.
“Melbourne has a strong sporting heritage and we’re confident we’ll be able to bring the best from the game, while also bringing the fans the game they want.”
Fremantle-based company, FFA, will handle the marketing and distribution of the game for Melbourne.
The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports and FOX Sports 2 in the AFL, and on FOX Footy in Australia.
The grand final will take place on Saturday, October 20 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.