South Australia has established a task force to put a plan to the AFL to stage some finals in Adelaide including, possibly, the grand final later this year.
Premier Steven Marshall says he expects to view the group’s presentation today and it will then be put to the AFL either late this week or early next week.
“The Adelaide Oval is unequivocally the expert oval in terms of handling the coronavirus, we’ve seen this right from day one,” Mr Marshall said on Wednesday.
“They’ve been able to work with SA Health to bring large crowds in and out of that facility.
“We’ve put ourselves in the very best position to host the AFL grand final and if not the AFL grand final, let’s hope we can get a number of finals.”
The premier said the state government would consider offering financial incentives, but was “not at that stage at the moment”.
“I think the AFL grand final and the finals series are an opportunity to showcase our state right around the country and right around the world,” he said.
“Often we see that money is attached to these things.
“We’ll look at it from a commercial perspective. We’ll look at it to make sure there’s a return for the taxpayers of South Australia.”