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AFL Grand Final 2021: Panthers pack comefield as excitement rises ahead of bounce down

Amid growing excitement for Perth’s historic AFL Grand Final at Optus Stadium, enthusiastic panthers have already begun packing Australia’s largest pub.

Camfield didn’t open the door until 10am, but one stubborn Dockers supporter was lining up outside the venue before the sun went up.

Leona Greedy said she was so excited that she couldn’t get a good night’s sleep and wanted to get the best seat in the pub.

“I was the first person here, yeah, I got here around 4am,” she said.

“I’ve been a Dockers supporter since day one, but today I’m going to Western Bulldogs.”

The 48-year-old said she was “excited” as she planned to spend the whole day at Camfield, which is adjacent to Optus Stadium.

Camera iconLeona Greedy plans to spend the day at The Camfield. credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/Western Australian

Approximately 350 people have already entered through the pub door in the morning, and it is expected that patrons will fill the entire venue by noon.

As Western Bulldogs and Melbourne Demons confront over the 2021 AFL Premiership flag, Camfield’s already expanded capacity has increased from 2500 to 3500, allowing as many football fans as possible to enjoy big games. I did.

Beck Leon and Montana Park plan to celebrate all day long.
Camera iconBeck Leon and Montana Park plan to celebrate all day long. credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/Western Australian

Beck Leon, 33, and Montana Park, 31, are lucky enough to get two tickets and plan to celebrate all day long.

Western Bulldogs fans said they plan to have a few “breakfast beers” at Comefield before heading to Optus Stadium.

“We’re really excited to be here … I’m looking forward to seeing Baker Boy,” Leon said.

“I realized that COVID-19 wasn’t detaining us. I’ve been a little worried for the last few days.”

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Another Doggies supporter, Daniel Klinkert, said he left his wife and children in Adelaide to watch the team fight for the Western Australian flag.

“I find it unrealistic to be here. It’s my first time to come to Perth,” said a 25-year-old woman.

“I’ve taken it all in and absorbed the atmosphere. It should be a great game.”

Bulldog fan Daniel Klinkert left his wife and children in Adelaide and watched his team fight for the Flag of Western Australia.
Camera iconBulldog fan Daniel Klinkert left his wife and children in Adelaide and watched his team fight for the Flag of Western Australia. credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/Western Australian

Comefield has 20,000 liters of cold beer, 25 TV screens, and enough produce to serve thousands of meals.

Darwin Demons fans Trent Wood and Stuart Specman said they were very grateful that COVID-19 was able to advance to the Grand Final despite blocking the eastern state. ..

“We were a little nervous when WA Premier announced that there was an incident from the truck driver,” Wood said.

“I thought my dream was over, but here we love life.”

Darwin's Trent Lee and Stuart Specman.
Camera iconDarwin’s Trent Lee and Stuart Specman. credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/Western Australian

Mr Wood said that so far about 12 people have mistaken him for Melbourne skipper Max Gown or his brother.

“I’m pretty flattering-it doesn’t get old,” he said.

Meanwhile, Specman said he missed the birthday of his nine-year-old son in Darwin and couldn’t physically see today’s team.

AFL Grand Final 2021: Panthers pack comefield as excitement rises ahead of bounce down

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