MCG hosts biggest crowd since COVID-19 outbreak for Anzac Day AFL clash between Collingwood and Essendon
A year to the day since a lone bugler played the Last Post inside an empty stadium, the MCG has played host to the biggest crowd at a sporting event anywhere in the world since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
- The AFL and government allowed a maximum of 80,000 people into the ground for the game
- The 78,113-strong crowd pipped an India-England T20 from March for the biggest post-COVID sporting audience
- Essendon won the traditional clash against Collingwood 16.13 (109) to 13.7 (85)
The traditional Anzac Day clash is the biggest AFL home-and-away game of the season and it once more lived up to that billing.
After COVID-19 put a line through the 2020 blockbuster, 78,113 fans turned out to watch Collingwood and Essendon face off, with…