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Two-millionth footy fan through the gate

Aug 19, 2013

Leesa Walton receives her two-millionth AFL patron prize from MCC club manager Mark Anderson on Friday August 16.The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) reached the two-million patron mark for the 2013 AFL season at last Friday night's match between Hawthorn and Collingwood.

‎Melbourne supporter and MCC member Leesa Walton, from Windsor in Victoria, was the lucky two-millionth AFL patron when she scanned in at the Gate 2 turnstiles prior to the game.

Leesa 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, thanks to EPICURE.

The MCG has attracted 2,140,128 people through the turnstiles from 41 matches so far this AFL season at an average of 52,198 per match.

Eleven matches have registered attendances above 70,000 this season, including 93,373 recorded on Anzac Day.

Another big crowd at an AFL match at the MCGHIGHEST AFL ATTENDANCES AT MCG IN 2013

93,373  Essendon v Collingwood, April 25
85,197  Hawthorn v Geelong Cats, July 6
84,247  Collingwood v Carlton, April 7
84,234  Richmond v Essendon, May 25
82,639  Essendon v Carlton, June 7
81,950  Richmond v Collingwood, April 20
80,971  Carlton v Richmond, March 28

THE immediate reactions were shock and sadness from across the globe as news of Phillip Hughes’ tragic death filtered through on Thursday.

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AS the cricket community wrestles with what to do next after Phillip Hughes’ death, RON REED writes the first Test against India should proceed, with the result mattering less than the symbolism of playing it.

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PHILLIP Hughes has died from head injuries suffered on Tuesday when he was hit in the head by a bouncer at the SCG. He was days from his 26th birthday.

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AUSTRALIAN cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after being struck in the head while batting at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He was 25.

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IT is doubtful whether any incident has caused more widespread grief in Australian cricket than the loss of one of the game’s most likeable characters.

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