Why opening AFL season in Sydney isn’t a ‘knee-jerk reaction’
Sydney CEO Tom Harley has welcomed the AFL’s move to start the 2024 season in New South Wales and Queensland.
The fresh campaign will start on Thursday March 7 when Sydney hosts Melbourne, before three other games are played across Sydney, Brisbane Gold Coast as part of a four-match ‘Opening Round’.
“It’s going to be a fantastic weekend for the AFL in Sydney,” Harley told Sam McClure and Matthew Richardson on Wide World of Sports.
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“As a club we’ve been calling (for a while) to launch the game in Sydney and this is a huge opportunity. This certainly isn’t a knee-jerk reaction by any stretch.”
Richmond and Carlton will play their traditional season-opening clash on March 14, with the full fixture to be announced on Thursday.