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Two-millionth footy fan through the gate

Aug 06, 2012

Paul Walsh (centre) receives his prize as the MCG's two millionth AFL patron in 2012 from MCG events manager Maureen Ware on August 5.The Melbourne Cricket Ground reached the two-million patron mark for the 2012 AFL season at last Sunday's match between Melbourne and Gold Coast Suns.

‎Melbourne supporter Paul Walsh, from Heathcote Junction in Victoria, was the lucky two-millionth AFL patron.

Paul wins a “Nestle Peters Footy Pack”, which includes an MCG Superstore gift voucher to the value of $400 as well as dining for two people in the MCC Members Dining Room at an AFL home and away game in 2013, thanks to Epicure.

The MCG has attracted 2,004,209 people through the turnstiles from 38 matches this AFL season at an average of 52,742 per match.

Nine matches have registered attendances above 70,000 this season, including 86,932 recorded on Anzac Day.

Another big crowd at an AFL match at the MCGHIGHEST AFL ATTENDANCES AT MCG IN 2012

86,932  Collingwood v Essendon, April 25
84,259  Carlton v Collingwood, April 13
83,714  Collingwood v Hawthorn, July 21
80,900  Essendon v Richmond, May 19
78,466  Hawthorn v Collingwood, March 30
78,285  Richmond v Carlton, March 29
75,890  Collingwood v Carlton, July 6
75,650  Collingwood v Geelong Cats, July 14
73,172  Carlton v Essendon, April 21

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