The WA government has officially signalled its interest to host the entire 2020 AFL finals series in Perth.
The formal submission includes the Grand Final.
7News Sports Reporter Ryan Daniels told Botica’s Bunch on Friday that although Queensland was still the frontrunner, not all was lost for WA.
“The AFL want it in Queensland for various reasons but for the first time, WA is now in the mix,” he said.
“They’ve put a submission in to the AFL which says this is how it would look if it were here, what the quarantine would look like – which is still the hard border – where the teams would stay, crowd capacity – which should be 60,000 – all of these kinds of things.”
The West reported that any grand final bid would need to satisfy the AFL’s financial requirements, which is upwards of $20 million.
He said it would work by eight teams flying in and hub in Perth and, as the teams are eliminated in the series, they’d head home.
“It was described to me as ‘we’re 10 goals down behind Queensland,’ but it’s not over.”
Daniels said that his gut feeling was that Queensland would get the green light but at least WA is in the mix – finally.