Perth 'well-placed' to host AFL grand final

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The 2021 AFL expansive last volition astir surely beryllium played astatine Perth's Optus Stadium as Melbourne looks to shingle a caller outbreak of COVID-19.

The Herald Sun reports that the expansive last looks destined for Western Australia with the MCG proving improbable to beryllium capable to big a ample capable assemblage to necessitate the AFL's crown jewel.

It comes arsenic Victorian Premier Dan Andrews confirmed Melbourne's metropolitan lockdown would proceed astatine slightest until August 19.

It is understood the pre-finals bye is besides apt to beryllium scrapped with the preliminary finals and expansive last to beryllium played successful Perth.

Optus Stadium. (Getty)

Earlier this week, Western Australia's lawman constabulary commissioner stoked speculation by declaring his authorities was "well-placed" to big the expansive final.

AFL brag Gillon McLachlan has besides confirmed that the Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia governments had each been contacted astir hosting the Grand Final.

McLachlan maintained helium was determined to guarantee Melbourne did not suffer the expansive last for a 2nd consecutive season, but conceded helium did not privation the league's showpiece lawsuit to beryllium held successful an bare stadium.

Victoria recorded 25 caller section cases of COVID-19 overnight, with 12 of those successful isolation portion infectious and each linked to existing clusters.

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