It would be “selfish” for any Victorian club to push for any AFL finals to be played in Melbourne without crowds according to Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley.
As many as five Victorian clubs could qualify for the post-season, including three in the top four with potentially two earning the right to host a final.
The AFL is preparing to move the grand final away from the MCG for the second straight year due to Melbourne‘s prolonged Covid-19 crisis, most likely in Perth.
That crisis has prohibited crowds from attending games at both the MCG and Marvel Stadium, a situation that won’t change before the finals begin next weekend after the AFL scrapped the pre-finals bye.
Melbourne‘s lockdown has been extended until at least September 2, and there is no chance of even limited crowds at Victorian venues for the first two weeks of the finals series.
Hinkley’s Port Adelaide could…