All tickets that were put on general sale for the AFL Grand Final Aussie rules showpiece were snapped up within 20 minutes this (Tuesday) morning.

Saturday’s event at The Gabba marks the first time in more than 20 years that passes for the Grand Final have gone on sale to the general public, with the crowd at the 42,000-capacity venue in Queensland set to be capped at 30,000 due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The AFL said further tickets may become available on Thursday as a result of any unused allocations.

In another first for the event, the 2020 edition is being played outside Victoria for the first time in the game’s history after the game was moved from the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to the Gabba due to the region’s second wave of the coronavirus.

Tickets were made available on Monday for Geelong and Richmond members, but that allocation was limited to those fans already in Queensland, or in states where travel to Brisbane is allowed.

Earlier this week at the AFL Preliminary Finals on Friday, a ticketing issue caused a delay for fans waiting to get in at the Adelaide Oval. The clash between Port Adelaide and Richmond reportedly welcomed 24,292 into the 53,500-capacity venue.

Meanwhile, Saturday’s other Preliminary Final between the Brisbane Lions and Geelong at the Gabba welcomed 29,121.

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