Geelong could lose VFL curtain-raisers
From the Geelong Advertiser
Reported by Michael Auciello
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CURTAIN-raisers at Simonds Stadium could soon become a thing of the past as the long-standing tradition struggles to keep up with the modern AFL game.
With lights to be installed at the ground from next year, Geelong's VFL team could instead play 'encore' matches after the AFL match to ensure the seniors and reserves play at the same venue on the same day.
Cats VFL football manager Ben Waller said a number of issues were making it more difficult every year for curtain-raisers to be played, including:
CHANGES to the AFL fixture, with some senior games now starting at 1.10pm or 1.45pm.