AFL chief executive-elect Andrew Dillon says he prefers the normal AFL grand ultimate time of two.30pm forward of twilight or evening choices.
The decider returned to its typical timeslot in 2022 and fan sentiment will probably once more win out over the industrial push for a twilight begin.
Dillon, introduced as Gillon McLachlan’s successor on Monday, was requested what he believed was the very best beginning time.
“Greatest time? 2.30pm,” he advised Fox Footy’s AFL 360 as a part of a collection of ‘quick cash’ questions.
There’s constantly industrial stress to push again the opening bounce for higher TV scores.
File-low scores accompanied a return to the normal afternoon timeslot final 12 months, when Geelong thrashed Sydney within the first season decider performed in Melbourne for 3 years – albeit that was after two earlier years when the Victorian capital handled lockdowns.
Dillon had earlier hinted at his press convention he had most popular returning to a day decider in 2022 after evening and twilight grand finals within the earlier two COVID-19 affected seasons.
He attended all three of these matches.
“I went to my first grand ultimate in 1976,” Dillon advised reporters.
“I have been to 2 drawn grand finals, I have been to a grand ultimate at Waverley, and I used to be lucky sufficient over the past three years to go to a grand ultimate on the Gabba that was at evening, one at Optus Stadium that was a twilight grand ultimate, and final 12 months again on the MCG for a day grand ultimate.
“They’ve all been superb. I have not been to a foul grand ultimate. However final 12 months’s grand ultimate was actually good.”
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