Two-millionth footy fan through the gate
Aug 06, 2012
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.
HIGHEST 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