Tickets sell well for end-of-season Aussie Rules Football clash September 29, 2005

The Oval lines up Major League Baseball

Cricinfo staff



Tickets for the traditional end-of-season Australian Rules Football game at The Oval on October 8 are selling well, with over 10,000 already sold for the event.

The main attraction is the game between Grand Finalists the West Coast Eagles and local Perth rivals the Fremantle Dockers which starts at 2.40pm. That will be preceeded by a clash between the Irish AFL side, the Green Machine, and the British Bulldogs.

AFL first appeared at The Oval in 1972 but the end-of-season exhibition only became a regular fixture in the late 1980s.

And in 2006 the ground might host Major League Baseball (MLB) after it was revealed that officials of Surrey had held discussions with MLB representatives. "MLB is very interested in playing games in Europe," Paul Archey, the organisation's senior vice-president said. "We're investigating possibilities in Europe where we may be able to play regular-season games as early as the 2007 season. There's a lot of interest in us playing in London, and I think selling tickets would be the easiest part of it."

Tickets for the event are £20 and are available on Surrey's website or 0207 582 7764

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