Derby ticket sales suspended as government reviews easing of restrictions
Ticket sales to the Western Derby have been suspended as the state government reviews the easing of Phase 5 restrictions in Western Australia.
West Coast and Fremantle were confident 60,000 fans could attend the July 19 clash but if WA remains in Phase 4, Optus Stadium will be limited to just 30,000 people.
West Coast members were due to access ticket sales for the derby at 9am this morning but were emailed by the club saying ticket says had been suspended. Mornings listener Rhonda rung Gareth Parker just after 9am to say she’d spoken to the club who said they weren’t sure what would be happening with ticket sales.
Both West Coast and Fremantle have since confirmed ticket sales had been suspended and they would be updating their members as more information came to hand.
Today’s member ticket on-sale to the @racwa derby has been suspended, following a recommendation from the WA State Government.
— West Coast Eagles (@WestCoastEagles) July 7, 2020
Following a recommendation from the WA Government, ticket sales for the RAC Derby have been temporarily suspended pending the Government’s review of the easing to Phase 5 restrictions #foreverfreo pic.twitter.com/qEW6Eru7Pa
— Fremantle Dockers (@freodockers) July 7, 2020
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