Bumper crowd of 60,000 for western derby in doubt after Mark McGowan reveals Phase 5 is under review – The West Australian

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Speaking this afternoon, Mr McGowan stated a decision on the status of Phase 5 was expected to be confirmed in the next week.
” We always stated with Phase 5 that we would continuously review that based upon health advice which evaluation is presently continuous,” he said.
” We will make a decision on that in the course of the present week – if we go to Phase 5 on July 18 or whether or not we postpone that beyond that date.
” We do not have any evidence of community spread in WA.
” The Victoria circumstance indicates we are currently examining whether or not to go to Phase 5 on July 18 and well make a decision on that in the coming week.”.
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Western Derby, Fremantle Dockers vs West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The Sunday TimesTickets for the sole derby of the season, a Fremantle home video game, went on sale this morning for Dockers members through a concern pre-sale.
The game will mark the return of both WA clubs to their home arena following their month-long stint in Gold Coasts center set-up.
Collingwood and Geelong are due to clash at Optus Stadium three days prior to the derby on July 16 for a Thursday night fixture that will have the 30,000 crowd limit in accordance with Phase 4.
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A bumper crowd of 60,000 for this months western derby clash between Fremantle and West Coast is under a cloud after WA Premier Mark McGowan revealed the states plan to introduce Phase 5 was under review.
Optus Stadium had been provided the green light to host a capacity crowd for the July 19 blockbuster, which is scheduled a day after WAs Phase 5 enables participation at the location to swell from 30,000 to 60,000 fans.
However the past week of increased COVID-19 cases in Victoria, including 127 new cases overnight, has actually caused a potential re-think of the plan revealed on June 21.