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Crowds remain capped at 1000 - SANFL Rd 4

Crowds remain capped at 1000 - SANFL Rd 4

16 July 2020

Crowds Stay Capped at 1000 for Round 4 of the SANFL StateWide Super League

Crowds at SANFL venues for Round 4 of the Statewide Super League this weekend will remain limited to 1000 spectators, with SANFL Clubs yet to be granted approval by SA Health for their Covid Management Plans.

All SANFL Clubs have lodged the mandatory management plans with SA Health to allow them to admit more than 1000 spectators at grounds and for attendance to be based on the one person per two square metre density requirement.

SANFL Chief Executive Officer Jake Parkinson said SA Health was currently considering the management plans and consulting with SANFL Clubs but has advised the League it was unlikely to be in a position to approve the plans by the end of this week.

"Once again, we were extremely hopeful that our SANFL Clubs could have bigger crowds at grounds this Saturday, but at this stage, it looks unlikely this approval will happen this week," Mr Parkinson said.

"Our Clubs spend a tremendous amount of time, effort and money on match day planning at their venues, so right now they can only plan for limited crowds of 1000 people.

"What's most important right now is that football is played and spectated in a safe manner and within SA Health regulations.

"We are privileged here in SA that we have footy back and with attendances and this is something which we must protect by doing the right thing to keep everyone safe in our community and ensure that we can continue to enjoy crowds at our favourite SANFL venue."

Mr Parkinson said that due to the restrictions, priority again would be given to ticketed Club Members to attend Round 4 matches this Saturday. This includes:

  • Season (home and away) members including Kingstonian members (all levels)
  • Home match members (Home match only)
  • Children (under 18s) only admitted if they hold a financial membership (Panther Cub or Junior Panther member).

Admission for these members would be on a first in, first serve basis at the gate, with members to have their barcoded membership cards scanned upon entry.

Limited tickets may be available for some venues at the gate, with supporters advised to contact their SANFL Club for further information.

The South Adelaide Football Club will provide more information around tickets at the gate close to the game. 

For club members wishing to arrive early at grounds this weekend to ensure admission, gate opening times will be available on the SANFL and SANFL Club websites and social media channels.

Spectators are reminded of the importance of practising social distancing and good hygiene when attending games.

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