Im sorry the AFL has received how much?
The AFL itself hasnt received a cent, but the major stadium infrastucture - notably mostly made up of the Perth Stadium and Adelaide oval upgrades, Commonwealth Games infrastructure (MCG and Metricon) or the World Cup (MCG, Bellerive, Adelaide Oval, SCG, Manuka).. The Sydney Showgrounds are used by wel,l the Sydney Show, and the BBL.
its worth noting that the AFL pays 7 million a year (indexed to CPI) since 1988 for the Greant Southern and Northern Stands at the MCG. But hey, its free money right? In Adelaide the stadium is effectively owned by the SANFL - not the AFL - in the winter months.
Kardinia Park is probably the only exception - and Geelong are putting in a lot of their own money into that facility.
The AFLs problem seems to be that Governments get a return on their investment on stadiums where the AFL plays long term.
Everyone knows its going to happen, best to be on the ground floor - especially if the AFL is footing most of the bill. Everyone knows its good for the women, which in turn brings your club a demographic that is often neglected and uncatered for.
EVERYONE quotes participation figures. Every coe. Rugby league referred to the numbers of folks who had "rugby league experiences" in its annual report last year. Soccer regularly includes pretty much anyone that looks sideways at a round ball in its numbers. And yet ERASS and ABS data suggests ALL codes are over-reporting the figures.