The MCG will host a premiership celebration for Melbourne as early as December, as Demons fans look to celebrate their first flag in 57 years.
The 2021 AFL Grand Final was played in Perth, and therefore Melbourne players couldn’t celebrate with legions of home-grown fans after their mammoth win over the Bulldogs, with Victoria’s capital in lockdown at the time.
However, an announcement from the Victorian state government on Sunday confirmed a clear roadmap for the return of public events, and MCC CEO Stuart Fox hopes it will pave the way for Melbourne fans to celebrate their drought-breaking premiership.
“We've been talking to (Melbourne) for some time now,” Fox told SEN’s Whateley.
“There's a tentative date there in early December for a family day.
“It's yet to be announced but I think (Sunday's) news (from the state government) makes it more likely we could do it in conjunction with Melbourne.
“Given their success, I think there would be a huge demand from their members and fans to come along and celebrate with the team.
“They can raise the cup at the 'G, which obviously didn't happen this year.”
Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcement on Sunday specified there would be no attendance caps on major events in the state for the fully vaccinated when Victoria reached 90% double-dosed, predicted to be in late November.
All four days of the Melbourne Cup will host crowds of up to 10,000 next week, which will be among the first major events to return to Victoria post-lockdown.