Fans banned from Western Derby between West Coast and Fremantle amid COVID fears
This afternoon’s AFL Western Derby in Perth will be played in front of empty stands because of the city’s latest COVID-19 scare.
- Only essential staff and players will be allowed at Perth Stadium for the clash between West Coast and Fremantle
- Premier Mark McGowan said having 45,000 people in the stadium was “too much of a risk” after three new cases of COVID-19
- Fans who bought tickets will receive refunds from Ticketmaster
Perth Stadium was set to be three-quarters full for the marquee match between West Coast and Fremantle, which comes a week after fans were barred from attending a clash between the Dockers and North Melbourne at the same venue.
However, Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan announced on Sunday morning that…