The Canberra Times brings word that the AFL’s contempt for Canberra becomes ever more open.
- Having a leading Victorian side preferably the Saints or Cats playing the Sydney Swans was the ACT Government’s primary prerequisite to parting with a $400,000 asking price for one game next season.
Sports Minister Andrew Barr ruled out paying the fee for a match between two lesser teams, saying it would be economically unviable. The Wallabies, Socceroos and both the men’s and women’s Australian basketball teams played in Canberra this year for a combined fee of $115,000.
But despite that Andrew Demetriou says there’s no chance of getting Geelong or St Kilda coming to Canberra.
Can we spend the money on a Bledisloe Cup game please?