The 2020 season will be one that we won’t forget for a long time, with the global impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting our way of life and throwing the AFL into disarray with lockdowns preventing fans attending games for a good part of the year.
The fallout from having little or no crowds at matches won’t be apparent for a while, but we know that footy is nothing without its supporters. This is sure to have a financial impact on clubs who would normally receive gate takings and other profits relating to match day attendance.
Another important income source that clubs rely on is memberships, which would most certainly be taking a hit this season. Understandably, those who are finding it tough in these econmically unstable times would see their football membership as a luxury that they cannot afford and couple with that with the fact that they are not permitted to attend games it only stands to reason that numbers will be down.