Australian Football League match reached record breaking audience at Melbourne Cricket Stadium on Sunday (AFL Twitter)
More than 78 thousand spectators arrived at the stadium to watch a match for the first time since the coronavirus epidemic started. This incident is from Australia. A total of 78,113 spectators arrived at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here to watch a match of the Australian Football League on Sunday.
The administration of Australia’s southern state of Victoria, on Friday, decided to loosen the ban on the number of spectators at the stadium. Under this, 85 thousand people can now come to watch the match at Melbourne Stadium with a capacity of one lakh spectators. Only on Sunday, such a large number of people arrived to watch the match of Australian football.
Let us know that the Melbourne Stadium viewership on Sunday was more than the first two matches of the T20 series between India and England in Ahmedabad in March. 67,200 spectators were present in the first T20 between India and England and 66,532 spectators in the second. While the capacity of the Narendra Modi Stadium is 1 lakh 32 thousand.
Today’s official crowd is 78,113.
Anzac Day in Australia attracts a large number of visitors to the stadium.
This match played at Melbourne Stadium also got so many spectators. Because this match was played on Anzac Day. This day is of great importance in Australia and neighboring New Zealand. The day is a reminder of the battles fought by Australia and the New Zealand Army Corps during the First World War. It is considered a special day in the local calendar and this day guarantees a bumper crowd in the playgrounds. Last year, the match was played in the empty MCG due to Corona. But this time the audience returned to the stadium. Essendon won the match by a margin of 109–85.
AFL is one of the most popular leagues
Fans are very fond of the Australian Football League (AFL). It is one of the most liked leagues in the world. It can be guessed that in 2019, 35,108 thousand stadiums were reached per match. Last month too, more than 50 thousand spectators were reached in four matches of the AFL. Out of this, three matches were played at the MCG and one at the Perth Stadium in Western Australia.
Australia overcomes Corona to a great extent
Australia has closed its borders with other countries for the past several months. There has been a significant decrease in cases of coronavirus. However, a three-day lockdown was imposed on this Friday in Western Australia.