AFL Grand Final 2020: Everything you need to know about the season

The biggest Australian sporting event of the year AFL Grand Final 2020 is taking place on 24th October at the Gabba Stadium in Queensland. This is the first time in the history of the sport that the final will take place out of Victoria and it will be a night game.

Do you know What time will the AFL 2020 grand final start? Who are the teams competing in this year’s final? How to watch the 2020 AFL grand final? This article will lead you to the 2020 AFL Grand Final date, time, venue, who will sing the national anthem at the AFL grand final and more.

AFL Grand Final 2020 Date, Time & Venue

AFL Grand Final 2020Details
Date24th October 2020
Time6:30 PM Australain Time
VenueThe Gabba Ground, Brisbane, Queensland
BroadcasterSeven Network

Each year the final is held at Melbourne Cricket Ground. But due to rising COVID cases in the city, the venue had to be shifted.

Talking about COVID, the final was earlier supposed to take place on 26th September at 3:30 PM. However, due to hiatus after the first round of the league because of the pandemic, the final ultimately was scheduled for 24th October at 6:30 PM in the evening.

Teams

There are 18 teams participating each year in AFL and each team plays 22 rounds of matches.

However, due to the pandemic, it was decided that only 18 rounds will be played with each team playing against each other only once. The list of all the teams and their standing this year are as follows.

StandingTeamsPoints
1Port Adelaide56
2Brisbane Lions56
3Richmond50
4Geelong48
5West Coast48
6St Kilda40
7Western Bulldogs40
8Collingwood38
9Melbourne36
10Greater Western Sydney32
11Carlton28
12Fremantle28
13Essendon26
14Gold Coast22
15Hawthorn20
16Sydney20
17North Melbourne12
18Adlaide12

After 18 games top 8 team progress into the knockout rounds and currently, there are just 4 teams left in the league. They are Port Adelaide, Richmond, Brisbane Lions, and Geelong.

The fixtures for preliminary finals are as follows

16 October: Port Adelaide VS Richmond (Adelaide Oval)

17 October: Brisbane Lions VS Geelong. (Adelaide Oval)

Thus the teams winning in their respective fixtures will face each other in The Gabba on the 24th evening at the Grand Final.

Crowd Gathering

AFL for the first time in history will take place at night at 6:30 PM Australian time. While the match will take place at 1 PM as per Indian Standard Time.

AFL has an annual viewership of 6 million. However, the major change coming to this year is that the final will take place with only 30,000 fans allowed to enter the stadium.

The ticket price for preliminary finals are $65, and the price for the Grand Final is $185.

How to watch the 2020 AFL grand final?

The fans can watch AFL Grand Final live free on Channel 7. Foxtel and Kayo users won’t be able to watch the streaming of the grand final.

The national anthem singer at the AFL grand final 2020?

The Voice fame Tim McCallum is confirmed by the AFL to sing the national anthem.

Australia is one country similar to England, which is great at almost every sport they play in. Aussies have put their country on the global map in almost every sport. Be it Cricket, Football, Tennis, or Rugby. You must be knowing at least one Australian player in these sports.

But what might come as a shock for some and delight for others is that Australian Rules Football. It is the most followed, played, and watched sport in Australia leaving behind Cricket and Football

For those who are wondering what’s a Rules Football, it’s a contact sport similar to Rugby and American football with 18 players in each team. And the biggest sporting league under Rules Football and in fact, Australia is the Australian Football league (AFL).

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