Geelong lobbying for Tigers clash to be moved

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Geelong person requested adjacent weekend's blockbuster clash against Richmond to beryllium moved from the MCG to GMHBA Stadium successful the aftermath of Victoria's COVID-19 outbreak.

The Cats were scheduled to look Richmond astatine the MCG adjacent Sunday astatine 1:45pm AEST, but person entered a petition with the AFL for the clash to beryllium moved to Geelong owed to the likelihood that crowds volition not beryllium allowed to attend, per AFL.com.au.

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Three scheduled Melbourne matches were moved to Queensland this play arsenic the AFL joined different sporting codes successful hastily shifting its fixtures for the weekend.

Geelong flew backmost to Melbourne connected Friday day aft facing Fremantle successful Perth and Richmond is besides expected to instrumentality to Victoria aft facing the Brisbane Lions successful the Gold Coast.

Dustin Martin of the Tigers runs the shot during the 2020 AFL Grand Final lucifer betwixt the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats astatine The Gabba connected October 24, 2020 successful Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) (Getty)

Despite Melbourne's COVID-19 numbers surging erstwhile again, 3 matches volition beryllium played betwixt some the MCG and Marvel Stadium, albeit with nary crowds successful attendance.

If the Round 19 Cats-Tigers clash is moved from the MCG to GMHBA Stadium, it'll beryllium the Tigers' archetypal lucifer successful Geelong since Round 21, 2017.

Geelong has agelong requested for its location finals to beryllium played astatine GMHBA Stadium arsenic opposed to the MCG, with elder manager Chris Scott peculiarly vocal successful the past.

The Cats person been scheduled to play 9 of its 11 location matches successful Geelong this season.

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