Melbourne , the home of AFL football, is experiencing it’s coldest winter for many years . A recent June day, was the coldest for two years , with temperatures only reaching 7 degrees Celsius, at midday.
Devoted fans, wearing their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys, will still come out to watch their teams play, despite the extreme weather conditions .
The AFL, scheduled three of the last round of matches , to be played at Etihad Stadium . Its got a closable roof , bright lights , comfortable seats , and ensures fans are warm , dry , can see and are comfy on these cold ,wet , winter nights .
The MCG , despite having a much larger crowd capacity , and having recently undergone a costly renovation, is less comfortable .
Can the Lions , hailing form sunny temperate Brisbane , blame their loss on the weather ?