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O’Donnell elected as a WAFC commissioner

Former Fremantle board member Brian O’Donnell has been elected as a commissioner of the WA Football Commission

12:27pm  Dec 15, 2017

AFL announce changes to MRP

The AFL has announced changes to the Match Review Panel

11:31am  Dec 15, 2017

President awestruck by Freo’s new fortress

Fremantle president Dale Alcock admitted to being blown away as one of the first to experience live sport at Optus Stadium

3:37pm  Dec 14, 2017

Freo seat is a ticket to ride to Perth Stadium

Matt Thompson, AFL.com.au  December 4, 2017 6:53 PM

AFL 2017 Media - Perth Stadium

Freo fans can get the train for free for games at Perth Stadium.

Fans traveling to Fremantle and West Coast games will have the cost of catching the train to the new station at Burswood included in the price of their admission ticket. 

It comes as driving your own car to the footy becomes less attractive across Australia, with reduced parking around major stadiums.

Western Australian fans will need to use public transport with public parking almost non-existent at the new Perth Stadium.  

Parking options near the MCG are less reliable than ever, while South Australians are already embracing the journey across the footbridge after catching the train into the city. 

"About 83 per cent of fans attending events will need to use public transport to get to Optus Stadium – so we’ve made it as easy as possible by including public transport in the ticket," Optus Stadium chief executive Mike McKenna told AFL.com.au. 

"A brand new six-platform rail station and a bus station are located a short walk from the Stadium entrances, ensuring everyone arrives and departs safely," he said. 

"Travel on any Transperth service is included in the event ticket for three hours before the start of an event, and three hours after to make sure everyone has plenty of time to get to and from their event. 

"Fans simply need to show their ticket to staff as they board their service or arrive at the train station." 

The new metro tunnel, scheduled to open in 2026 through central Melbourne, will make getting to the footy at both the MCG and Etihad Stadium faster. 

"The Metro Tunnel will create space to run more trains, more often between the suburbs and the city, meaning getting to the footy will be easier than ever for many people across Melbourne," public transport minister Jacinta Allan told AFL.com.au.

"By taking our busiest train lanes through a new tunnel under the city - we are freeing up space in the city loop getting fans to the footy faster."

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