AFL switches venues for round-11 matches, Demons waiting on COVID testing results

The AFL has switched the venues for two of its matches this weekend, while Melbourne is waiting on the results of COVID-19 testing ahead of their Friday night match at the Docklands stadium.

The Gold Coast-Hawthorn match — originally scheduled to be played in Darwin — will now take place at the SCG on Saturday night.

Richmond was due to host Adelaide at the MCG on Sunday, but the two teams will now play at Sydney’s Giants Stadium.

The Power’s match against Fremantle at Adelaide Oval has been pushed back 40 minutes and will now begin at 5:20pm (AEST) as the umpires will be travelling from Perth.

All other matches will remain as scheduled.

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan confirmed Demons players and staff were awaiting COVID-19 test results ahead of facing the Western Bulldogs on Friday night.

A Demons player had visited a Tier 1 COVID-19 exposure site last Sunday.

McLachlan said no crowds would attend the round-11 matches in Melbourne.

More to come.

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