"If the success of State of Origin at the MCG is anything to go by, then a grand final would also be a highlight of the state’s sporting calendar"
Reckon the AFL Grand Final in Victoria might just be a bit bigger, not to mention the Melb Cup, Aust Open, etc.
Bitter much. Essendon & Collingwood jointly created this fixture, but they easily justify the annual match by their MCG filling capacity.
The facts regardless of form or ladder position, since 1997 :
Collingwood average home crowd 51.3K
The form teams:
That's about half over 20 years compared to Coll & Ess.
A 60-70% full ground does not do justice to the occasion, only the Pies & Dons can do it regularly.