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Another good year for AFL crowds at MCG

Sep 02, 2012

Another big crowd at the MCGIt's been another good year for AFL attendances at the MCG, with 2,338,885 people watching AFL matches at the MCG in the 2012 home and away season, an average of 49,763 per game.

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

There were 21 matches at the MCG with a crowd of at least 50,000 people.

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


 

PHILLIP Hughes stepped up to the crease at the SCG on Tuesday and was soon he on his way to what promised to be his 27th first-class century. But at 2.23pm the world stopped.

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CRICKET Australia has promised a review into player safety in light of the Hughes’ tragedy, with particular emphasis on helmet regulations.

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AS tough as the first steps will be, I hope Sean Abbott’s NSW teammates can coax him back into the practice nets at some stage, writes Allan Border.

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CRICKET Australia have handled the awful task that befell them after Phillip Hughes’ tragic accident with exemplary calm and dignity.

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HE is the patriach of cricket in Australia. Now Richie Benaud has lent his evocative narration to Channel 9’s powerful tribute to Phillip Hughes.

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