AFL 2023 round 2 LIVE updates: Brisbane Lions, Melbourne Demons renew rivalry in Friday night AFL

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A cheap night out or ‘too bloody much’? Breaking down the cost of footy

Large crowds are back at the footy. Round one resulted in record numbers streaming into the MCG and Marvel Stadium last weekend, and there was a healthy attendance of more than 55,000 at Carlton’s win over Geelong on Thursday night to kick off round two.

A big night out at the footy can hit the wallet hard.Credit:AFL Photos

Supporting your team through the pangs of battle provides entertainment, emotion, and plenty of drama, however, with cost of living in front of mind for many people and inflation increasing the price of food and drinks, how much does the price of a night out hit the hip pocket for families and fans? We headed to the footy and notched up how much it costs for a regular night in the stands.


Listen: Real Footy Podcast – A bump[er] round of footy

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson discuss the most surprising, imposing and exciting wins from round one, whether the match review framework for penalties over bumping need to be changed, off-field politics at Essendon and much more.

Listen: Experts gives their tips

Andrew Wu and Peter Ryan are back to give their expert tips for round two.

Who wins tonight’s match?

How important are ins and outs to making a decision on who to tip?

One match-up has a one-sided win streak going back to 2016 … is this the year the run ends?

Can Adelaide and GWS handle the (recovery from playing in the) heat? And who will win the Griffin Logue Cup?

Good evening!

Welcome to The Age’s live blog of Brisbane vs Melbourne at the Gabba.

Damien Ractliffe here to take you through all the action.

It’s set to be a cracker, after the Demons returned in tremendous order to beat the Dogs last week, while the Lions will be desperate to respond after a poor showing against the Power.

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