COVID-19 lockdowns across Australia have thrown the AFL season into chaos with this week’s fixture still unclear a day out from the first game of the round.
Tickets sales have been suspended for Saturday’s AFL game between Adelaide and the Brisbane Lions as the South Australian government prepares to implement more coronavirus restrictions.
The Crows are scheduled to host the Lions at the Adelaide Oval but the game is in doubt due to speculation about fresh local COVID-19 infections in SA.
Multiple media reports on Wednesday suggest up to four new cases may be linked to one family.
The Crows on Wednesday morning announced the sale of tickets for the round 16 clash have been temporarily suspended, pending further updates from SA’s health department.
It comes as the AFL scrambles to finalise its fixture just a day out from the opening match of the week amid a worsening health situation across Australia.
Sixteen of the league’s 18 clubs are now in Victoria after Brisbane, Gold Coast, West Coast and Fremantle arrived in Melbourne on Tuesday night due to lockdowns in south-east Queensland and Perth.