AFL to unveil $225m Marvel Stadium plans within weeks

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The AFL will publicly reveal its $225 million Marvel Stadium redevelopment masterplan within the next eight weeks. 

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said the 18 clubs would be given an update at this month’s season-launch meeting.

“I’m optimistic it will be March, April,” McLachlan said of the timeline for public release of the stadium masterplan. 

“We will put some broader schematics to the presidents at the March meeting and it will be in the weeks after that when we finalise it and go public.” 

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan. Picture: AFL Photos

In a deal which revolved around the AFL Grand Final staying at the MCG until 2057, the Victorian Government committed $225 million for the revamp of the stadium which first opened for use in 2000.

“I’m excited about having a venue that becomes a destination pre and post-match, I’m excited about having a venue that hopefully works seven days a week, and not just match days, I’m excited about opening up this precinct to the water in Melbourne and which develops the area,” McLachlan said.

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