By: Georgia Isaac and Uma Rishi.
It’s good news for footy fans.
The AFL has this week announced $35 entry-level tickets, a price cut of up to $13 from previous years, for the first two weeks of the finals.
Essendon fan Lachlan Williams says the cuts in ticket prices have made the footy finals more attractive, despite his team failing to make it to the next round.
“Even though my team is not in the finals, I’d be more likely to go now tickets are cheaper,” he said.
“Price is something I always worry about when I go to the footy, so the cheaper the better.”
AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan says the new initiative was part of a significant pricing restructure.
“It is reality that the costs of holding matches continues to rise and we hope the impact of increasing the price of some ticketing categories is minimised with a significantly lower national entry-level price,” he said.
“We believe the price of all seating categories represents excellent value and we expect fans to vote with their feet with and be part of one of the most open finals series in recent memory.”
It comes after news broke that the price of tickets in some categories for the Grand Final would increase although the entry level reserved seat price of $180 and the premium category price of $399 remain at 2013 levels.