No crowds for Freo-Roos clash after Perth lockdown

Fremantle and North Melbourne will play at Optus Stadium without crowds on Saturday night after the West Australian government put Perth and the Peel region into a three-day lockdown due to a COVID diagnosis.

The match will go ahead on Saturday night with WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson saying players and officials would be the only people allowed into Optus Stadium for the match.

West Coast travelled to Victoria on a chartered flight on Thursday and are in Geelong awaiting further instructions as to what the lockdown means for them.

Footy at Optus Stadium.Credit:Getty Images

They are scheduled to play Geelong on Saturday at GMHBA Stadium before returning to Perth with their round -seven match the local derby against Fremantle.

The action was taken after a man tested positive to COVID-19 in Victoria after being in hotel quarantine in Perth. He circulated in the Perth area from April 17-April 21 before catching a flight to Melbourne.

He isolated at home in Melbourne before requesting to go back into hotel quarantine after experiencing symptoms.

The Brisbane Lions were forced to remain in Victoria for a fortnight after a COVID outbreak in Brisbane caused the city to lock down. They switched a scheduled home match against Collingwood at the Gabba to Marvel Stadium.


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