AFL Fans Association – Media Release: Transaction Fees and ticket prices

The Footy Almanac shares today’s media release from the AFLFA regarding the AFL’s decision to drop transaction fees and freeze ticket prices.

 

 
The AFL Fans Association (AFLFA) is an organisation established  by a group of everyday fans to give grassroots AFL supporters  a collective voice with regards to all issues related to AFL footy.

 

 

 

AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE”

 

Fans have applauded the AFL’s decision to drop transaction fees at Marvel Stadium and freeze general admission prices for Marvel and MCG home and away games.

 

AFL Fans Association President Gerry Eeman has welcomed the move and called on other stadiums and clubs to do what they can to keep footy affordable.

 

The Herald Sun reports that the AFL will axe transaction fees for Marvel Stadium sporting events and freeze AFL regular season general admission prices at Marvel and the MCG.

 

The $3.15 booking fees will be removed for footy, Big Bash cricket and A-League soccer matches at Marvel.

 

The ticket price freeze will see general admission seats set at $27 for adults and $5 for kids at all Melbourne AFL home and away games.

 

Reserved seat prices, set by home clubs, are due to be revealed in the next fortnight. Those clubs can then use dynamic pricing to increase or decrease them leading up to the game.

 

Gerry says the two AFL moves are a significant commitment to make sport more affordable.

 

“Keeping AFL games accessible for families is great for the long-term health of the game,’’ he says. “In some cases, booking fees can be used as a licence to print money.’’

 

Some AFL grounds in other states have a higher general admission price than Melbourne venues, so Gerry urged those in charge to consider making tickets more affordable.

 

“Hopefully those who run other AFL venues will take notice and follow Marvel Stadium’s lead. Making footy more affordable is a win-win that will put more bums on seats.”

 

AFLFA membership is free and fans are encouraged to join at www.aflfans.org.au.

 

More information: AFLFA president Gerry Eeman on 0403 938 484. Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

 

 

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