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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

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