Travel strain for Cats’ big game

Geelong Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - GREG DUN­DAS

GEE­LONG footy fans are prepar­ing for a nightmare Fri­day the 13th com­mute to the MCG, with buses can­celled and nowhere to park their own car at the ground.

A ma­jor school con­cert at nearby Mel­bourne Arena, and the clo­sure of all park­ing at the MCG, will make it more dif­fi­cult than usual for Cats fans to get to the home of foot­ball in time for the cut­throat match against West Coast.

GEE­LONG footy fans are prepar­ing for a nightmare Fri­day the 13th com­mute to the MCG, with buses can­celled and nowhere to park their own car at the ground.

A ma­jor school con­cert at nearby Mel­bourne Arena, and the clo­sure of all park­ing at the MCG, will make it more dif­fi­cult than nor­mal for Cats fans to get to the home of foot­ball in time for the cut­throat match against West Coast.

A lack of park­ing in Mel­bourne’s sports precinct will likely put more pas­sen­gers on sold out,” she said. “Our park­ing team have been in con­tact with Bus As­so­ci­a­tion Vic­to­ria to ac­com­mo­date ad­di­tional book­ings where pos­si­ble.”

With their per­for­man­ce­proper on Satur­day, the stu­dents will com­plete re­hearsals by 6pm, but that ap­par­ently does not leave enough time for buses to clear the venue and footy buses to take their place.

Mean­while the AFL started of­fer­ing cut-price tick­ets to Fri­day night’s game yes­ter­day. Some Level 1 tick­ets were of­fered for $35, and one deal had a fam­ily ticket avail­able for as lit­tle as $50.

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