Fans rate AFL Stadiums

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Perth’s Optus Stadium has received a huge tick of approval from fans, being rated Australia’s best venue for watching footy.

In the 2018 fan survey for and the AFL Record, more than 48,000 people were asked where they attended most matches in the past 12 months, then invited to rate watching the game at that stadium.

Here is how fans rated the major AFL venues.

1. Optus Stadium

The brand new $1.5 billion arena in Perth tops the chart with an average rating of 9.0 out of 10.


2. Adelaide Oval


Fans rated watching footy at the venue 8.9 out of 10 on average.

3. Melbourne Cricket Ground

The largest and best known of Australia’s stadia, the world-renowned MCG is third in fans’ ratings, averaging 8.7 out of 10.


Best of the rest
Cats fans have given the nod to Geelong’s GMHBA Stadium, placing it fourth in the survey. Traditionally known as Kardinia Park, the venue is approaching the fifth and final $100m stage of its own overhaul.

The venerable Sydney Cricket Ground, which dates back to 1848, comes in fifth with an average rating of 8.3. The Swans’ home is rated narrowly better than the Giants’ stomping ground across town at Spotless Stadium.

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