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McLachlan warns games without crowds a possibility due to coronavirus

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Roar Guru
10th March, 2020
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AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says the league is preparing to play games without fans present as part of the fight to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

The AFL is preparing to play games without fans due to the global coronavirus outbreak but round one of the premiership season will go ahead as planned.

League chief executive Gillon McLachlan spoke to reporters on Tuesday after the Victorian government warned that large gatherings will likely be impacted in the future as measures are taken to stop the spread of the virus.

“If mass gatherings are suspended we will play games in stadiums with no crowds … we are also working on other protocols to protect not only players and staff but also members and supporters,” McLachlan said.

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