AFL chief government Gillon McLachlan has revealed the league’s monetary losses throughout a coronavirus-impacted 2020 had been lower than $100 million.
McLachland revealed there have been fears the AFL would endure a mammoth $965 million hit in misplaced income when the competitors went into lockdown in March.
However the AFL has fortunately averted disaster, with the 17-round premiership softening the monetary blow.
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“I feel the business’s accomplished a tremendous job, and I wish to thank everybody who made a dedication to get us there,” McLachlan mentioned.
“Employees, gamers, supporters, members preserving their memberships in, corporates, sponsors, broadcasters, everybody did their bit.
“The business income was down considerably, however by way of the exhausting work of all these teams I discussed we’re going to return out (with) mixture business losses that’ll be underneath $100 million.
“That’s definitely a great distance from the place we thought, and that’s throughout all golf equipment and the league.”
Talking to NewsCorp in October, AFLPA boss Paul Marsh mentioned Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s choice to permit gamers to relocate to her state saved the season.
“That was a second of nice unknown when the virus was closing in on Melbourne and everybody needed to get out. NSW had numbers rising and we weren’t going to play in NSW,” Marsh mentioned.
“All the pieces was counting on Queensland and thank god they got here by way of.”
The 2021 premiership is predicted to have a standard 22-game schedule, however might as soon as once more function a coronavirus-inspired Footy Frenzy, the place fixtures are performed each night over a number of weeks.
Initially revealed as AFL avoids $965 million disaster