Boundary sizes to be reduced at GMHBA Stadium

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The AFL’s skinniest ground will get even tighter as the League moves to reduce boundary sizes at GMHBA Stadium.

Ahead of Geelong’s final four matches at the venue this year, the wings will each be brought in by half a metre, the ground’s width narrowing to 116m.

It will ensure a 5.5 metre gap between the boundary line and fence, putting it above the AFL’s minimum requirement of five metres.

Goal posts will remain in the same spot with the ground’s length to stay at 170m.

 

The Cats next host Melbourne at GMHBA Stadium in round 18 before playing Brisbane, Fremantle and Gold Coast at home in the run home.

Ground Length Width
Adelaide Oval 167m 123m
MCG 161m 138m
Etihad Stadium 160m 129m
GMHBA Stadium 170m 116m
UTAS Stadium 175m 145m
Blundstone Arena 160m 124m
UNSW Canberra Oval 162.5m 138m
SCG 155m 136m
Metricon Stadium 158m 134m
The Gabba 156m 138m
Cazaly’s Stadium 165m 135m
TIO Stadium 175m 135m
TIO Traeger Park 168m 132m
Spotless Stadium 164m 128m
Optus Stadium 165m 130m
Jiangwan Stadium 160m 136m
MARS Stadium 160m 129m

Source & More: http://www.afl.com.au/
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