Cricket Australia wants 40,000 fans in the stands at the MCG for the Boxing Day Test, with secret plans to increase the stadium’s capacity already underway.
The 100,000-seat stadium’s current COVID capacity is 25,000 but Victoria has now gone three weeks without a case and News Corp reports that modelling shows the MCG could safely host 40,000.
NSW stadiums are currently allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity, while Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium was full for the State of Origin decider last Wednesday.
Optus Stadium in Perth is at 50 per cent capacity and Adelaide Oval was too before a spike in COVID cases sent South Australia into lockdown last week.
Based on the new crowd modelling, the MCG staged a dress rehearsal with 300 people…