A last-minute increase in crowds at Adelaide Oval for upcoming AFL finals has been approved with 20,000 fans to be allowed.
Port Adelaide is due to play Geelong in the second qualifying final at the oval on Friday night, with Melbourne playing the Brisbane Lions in the first qualifying final on Saturday.
In recent weeks, crowd numbers were capped at 15,000 because of COVID-19 restrictions but Premier Steven Marshall said everyone wanted to see more fans allowed in.
“Clearly, we would like to see the capacity increase if it is safe to do so,” he said on Thursday before the increase was announced.
“But our primary responsibility is to make sure that we keep South Australia free from this Delta variant. We want to keep it at bay, no South Australian wants to see us go into lockdown.
“But if we can safely have more people at Adelaide Oval, we’d be keen to…