Two-millionth footy fan through the gate
Jul 24, 2011
The Melbourne Cricket Ground reached the two-million patron mark for the 2011 AFL season at last Saturday night’s match between Essendon and Carlton.
Essendon supporter Tracey Parker, from Launceston in Tasmania, was the lucky two-millionth AFL patron.
Tracey wins a “Nestle Peters Footy Pack”, which includes an MCG Superstore gift voucher to the value of $400 as well as entry tickets to a match in the 2011 AFL home and away season, including dining for two people in the MCC Members Dining Room.
The MCG has attracted 2,070,170 people through the turnstiles from 37 matches this AFL season at an average of 55,950 per match.
Six matches have registered attendances above 80,000 this season, an AFL record, including the 89,626 recorded on Anzac Day, the 10th-highest home and away crowd in VFL/AFL history.
HIGHEST AFL ATTENDANCES AT MCG IN 2011
89,626 Essendon v Collingwood, April 25
88,181 Collingwood v Carlton, April 8
85,936 Carlton v Collingwood, July 16
83,985 Collingwood v Hawthorn, July 3
83,563 Richmond v Essendon, May 21
81,691 Geelong Cats v Collingwood, May 13
78,579 Hawthorn v Geelong Cats, April 26
78,065 Carlton v Essendon, April 16
74,123 Essendon v Carlton, July 23