The AFL has confirmed this year’s Grand Final will be sticking with an afternoon playoff, despite pressure to move it to a twilight staging.
CEO Gillon McLachlan confirmed the Commission had rejected a twilight Grand Final when speaking at Thursday night’s season launch at Melbourne Town Hall.
“The Toyota AFL Grand Final is the highpoint of the Australian sporting calendar. A magical day for the competing clubs, footy fans and our industry as a whole,” he said.
“While we will continue to explore the possibility of a later start time in the future, it was recommended and ratified today that the traditional 2:30pm start time will remain for the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final.”
The bounce of the ball will be at 2:30pm on Saturday 28 September.