West Coast are set to lobby the AFL for an extra home game from next season, following the announcement to play Gather Round in South Australia until 2026.

The three year deal comes off the back of a bidding war between SA, Western Australia and New South Wales, with the latter believed to have been the favoured host of the AFL.

Eagles’ boss Gavin Bell revealed that he would be asking the league to address the home game imbalance out of Gather Round, with both SA-based teams gaining an extra game at Adelaide Oval.

Speaking to The West Australian, Bell said that the Eagles would seek feedback from the AFL on the prospect of an additional home game within future fixtures.

“With that commitment for Gather Round in Adelaide for the next three years, we will be seeking and asking for an additional home game in Perth,” Bell told The West.

“We want to bring an eastern states team over for another home game in front of our members and supporters.

“If we’re going to play an extra game in the year, it would be great to balance that off.”


Both West Aussie clubs travelled around four times the distance of a number of Victorian teams in 2022, with both WA teams playing consecutive games in Adelaide this month.

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