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Optus Stadium crowd numbers increased

Up to 45,000 fans will be able to watch both West Coast and Fremantle to start the 2021 AFL season, after the state government announced an increase from 50 to 75 percent capacity from March 15th on Friday.

Provided there are no new outbreaks of coronavirus around the country before Monday week, premier Mark McGowan has confirmed crowds of up to 45,000 will be able to attend sporting matches at Optus Stadium, up from 35,000 as are currently allowed at the venue as part of an easing of coronavirus restrictions.

14 day quarantine will be scrapped from that same date, meaning interstate clubs will be able to travel to and from Western Australia without having to serve previously mandatory quarantine.

West Coast face Gold Coast at home on Sunday March 21st, while Fremantle's first home match is in round two on Saturday March 27th against Greater Western Sydney.

IMAGE: Optus Stadium.


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