Etihad Stadium Has Been SOLD!
Etihad Stadium has been sold early to the AFL.
Although the AFL would have taken ownership of the stadium for just $30 in March 2025, it decided to negotiate for an early deal.
The sale price is believed to be between $150-200 million.
It was reported earlier in the year that a huge revamp of the precinct is planned, which will include a waterside gateway, open-air bars, parks and a running track.
And although the fans will benefit, the biggest winners will be tenant clubs St Kilda, Western Bulldogs, Carlton, Essendon and North Melbourne.
Last year North Melbourne Chairman James Brayshaw labelled the arrangement the “worst stadium deal in the history of world sport” but now clubs will be able to re-negotiate their deals.