The AFL announce historic Grand Final plans for 2020

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The AFL’s first night Grand Final will start at 6.30pm AEST (7.30pm AEDT).

The historic game at the Gabba is to be held on Saturday, October 24, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be the first time the Toyota AFL Grand Final is both held at night and outside of Victoria.

AFL executive general manager clubs and broadcasting Travis Auld said the 6.30pm AEST first bounce provided the industry with the greatest scope to maximise the advantages of the night timeslot.

“When making the decision we had to factor in daylight savings times in parts of the country, along with ensuring we and our broadcast partner, the Seven Network, had sufficient time leading into the opening bounce,” Auld said.

“We were also cognisant of finishing the match at a suitable time for younger footy fans. The shortened game times this season should see the final siren blown and the 2020 premier officially crowned just before 10.00pm AEDT.

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