The AFL has today promised a price freeze of the national entry level ticket for every week of the 2018 AFL Finals Series, including the Grand Final, but with a slight increase for other seats.
The vow comes after the reduction on entry level prices in 2016, and last year's price freeze,
The entry level reserved seat category for weeks one and two remain at $35, week three (preliminary finals) matches have been frozen at $65, and the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final remains at $180.
AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan said the price freeze was key to ensuring fans have the best opportunity to see finals football.
“Our commitment continues to make AFL games accessible and affordable as possible,” he said.
“There is no better showcase for our game than the Toyota AFL Finals Series and we want all footy fans to be able to experience the atmosphere that the four weeks of matches bring.
“With the top eight yet to be locked in, we are in for a fascinating month of football across September.”
While entry level tickets for weeks 1 to 3 remain frozen, other categories see a slight increase of 1.5%.
The 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final sees entry-level ticket price frozen at $180, along with the top tier ticketing category at $410. The middle tier categories will increase by an average of 1.5%.
“To be able to freeze our entry level and top tier ticket price is an important part of our continued commitment to affordability.” McLachlan said.
Competing club members continue to receive the biggest allocation of Grand Final tickets with 34,000 between the two clubs.
All Finals matches held in Victoria have been declared ticketed major events under the amended Major Events Act 2009. which now makes it an offence to resell tickets or advertise tickets for resale for more than 10 per cent above the face value purchase price.
This will apply to the Final Series, along with the Grand Final which is an already a declared event, held in Victoria.