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

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

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

AFL 2020 Grand Final Date, time and place

AFL 2020 Grand Final Details
Date October 24, 2020
Weather 6:30 pm Australain time
Campus The Gabba Ground, Brisbane, Queensland
Announcer Seven Network

Every year the final takes place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. But due to the increase in COVID cases in the city, the location had to be changed.

Speaking of COVID, the final was supposed to take place on September 26 at 3:30 PM. However, due to a hiatus after the first round of the league due to the pandemic, the final was finally scheduled for October 24 at 6:30 pm in the evening.

Equipment

There are 18 teams that participate each year in the AFL and each team plays 22 rounds of games.

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

Standing Equipment Points
1 Port Adelaide 56
2 Brisbane lions 56
3 Richmond fifty
4 Geelong 48
5 West Coast 48
6 St Kilda 40
7 Western bulldogs 40
8 Collingwood 38
9 Melbourne 36
10 Great West Sydney 32
eleven Carlton 28
12 Fremantle 28
13 Essendon 26
14 Golden Coast 22
fifteen Espino twenty
sixteen Sydney twenty
17 North melbourne 12
18 Adlaide 12

After 18 games, the top 8 teams advance to the knockout rounds and there are currently only 4 teams left in the league. Are Port Adelaide, Richmond, Brisbane Lions and Geelong.

The preliminary finals matches are as follows

October 16: Port Adelaide VS Richmond (Adelaide Oval)

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

Thus, the teams that win in their respective matches will meet at The Gabba on the 24th night of the Grand Final.

Gathering of crowds

AFL, for the first time in history, will take place in the evening at 6:30 pm Australian time. While the match will take place at 1 PM according to Indian Standard Time.

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

The ticket price for the Preliminary Finals is $ 65 and the Grand Final price is $ 185.

How to watch the 2020 AFL Grand Final?

Fans can watch the AFL Grand Final live for free on Channel 7. Foxtel and Kayo users will not be able to watch the Grand Final broadcast.

The singer of the national anthem at the 2020 AFL Grand Final?

The voice Fame Tim McCallum is confirmed by the AFL to sing the national anthem.

Australia is a country similar to England, which is excellent in almost every sport it plays. Australians have put their country on the world map in almost every sport. Be it cricket, soccer, tennis or rugby. You must know at least one Australian player in these sports.

But what might surprise some and delight others is Australian football. It is the most followed, played and watched sport in Australia, leaving cricket and soccer behind.

For those wondering what rules football is, it is a contact sport similar to rugby and American football with 18 players on each team. And the biggest sports league under Rules Football and indeed Australia is the Australian Football League (AFL).

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