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Why WA didn’t have to pay to host the AFL Grand Final

Gareth Parker
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AFL Commission chair Richard Goyder has confirmed Western Australia was not required to spend taxpayer funds to host the AFL Grand Final in Perth.

Last year, Queensland’s government paid $15 million and promised to invest in grassroots football if Brisbane could host the game.

Speaking with 6PR’s Gareth Parker, he said that wasn’t a factor this time around.

“Playing it at Optus is the best outcome, and hopefully we can get over 60,000 people there,” Mr Goyder said.

“I think there are significant benefits to the AFL in Western Australia, as the Premier indicated yesterday economic benefits.

“We can all, as a state, come together and celebrate what is the biggest sporting event in the country, and will be one of the biggest sporting events in the world this year.”

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