The mad Monday morning scramble for Melbourne-based Collingwood followers has begun, with tickets to Saturday evening’s preliminary ultimate on the SCG, in addition to flights to Sydney, being the most popular — and costliest — objects on the town.
The AFL on Monday morning confirmed the ticketing launch info for the 2 preliminary finals, which can see Geelong host Brisbane on the MCG on Friday September 16 adopted by the Sydney Swans and Collingwood conflict on the SCG on Saturday September 17.
Tickets for membership members of all 4 golf equipment went on sale at 10am (AEST) on Monday, with normal public seating then up for grabs from 3pm.
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AFL members for the Cats-Lions MCG prelim will have the ability to buy tickets from noon.
It comes after airways jacked up airfares for flights between Melbourne and Sydney round Saturday’s Swans-Magpies conflict.
Followers on social media vented about value gouging from each Qantas and Virgin. Return flights with Qantas price $1000 minimal.
A Qantas group spokesperson advised the Herald Solar on Sunday evening the airline would assessment its schedule within the coming days then assess whether or not extra flights could possibly be added later within the week.
The SCG holds 48,000 followers, so solely 28,0000 tickets can be found for membership members. The 50-50 break up means Collingwood members have been allotted 14,000 tickets, however that might enhance ought to Swans members not take up their total portion.
Collingwood president Jeff Browne urged as many Magpies supporters as attainable to flock to the SCG.
“Inside and out of doors the bottom. Even when they’ve to face exterior the bottom and take heed to the roar,” he advised the Herald Solar.
“I’ll put buses on, I’ll put planes on, I’ll drive them up myself if I’ve to.”