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Report: AFL weighing up Wednesday night blockbuster to start season 2022


The AFL is reportedly strongly considering a Wednesday night blockbuster to open the 2022 season in a potential break of fixture tradition.

According to The Herald Sun, the league is weighing up scheduling a Grand Final rematch between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs or the traditional season opener between Carlton and Richmond on a Wednesday night.

The Blues and Tigers have opened the AFL season at the MCG on a Thursday night since 2007.

An earlier start would allow the league to schedule three standalone blockbuster Round 1 clashes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.

The Herald Sun understands a decision is expected to be made this week.

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