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May 6, 2018

Australian rules football: Australian Football League (AFL), 2018 location-map, with with map showing all venues for 2018 AFL season; plus 2017 attendance figures & titles list./+ Illustration for the 2017 Grand Final champions – Richmond Tigers.

Filed under: Australia,Australian Rules Football — admin @ 5:45 pm

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Australian rules football: Australian Football League (AFL), 2018 location-map, with with map showing all 17 venues for 2018 AFL season; plus 2017 attendance figures and titles list


By Bill Turianski on 6 May 2018; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-AFL official site.
-2018 AFL season (en.wikipedia.org).
-theroar.com.au/aussie-rules.
-Aussie rules scores/fixtures/ladder, etc..scorespro.com/aussie-rules.
-If you are new to Aussie rules football and would like to see an explanation of the rules, and/or a brief thumbnail-history of the AFL, you can see all that on my first map-and-post on the subject, [from April 2015]
Australian rules football – the Australian Football League (AFL): 2015 location-map with: rules (in general), clubs-history-chart, and chart of 2014 attendances with titles listed./+ 2014 champions the Hawthorn Hawks.

Here are three articles pertaining to new venues in the Australian Football League…one venue in Shanghai, China that will be used by the Port Adelaide Power and the Gold Coast Suns for the second time in 2018; a giant brand-new 60-K venue in Western Australia that will now be used full-time by both the Fremantle Dockers and by the Western Australia Eagles; and one small venue 117 km west of Melbourne in Ballarat, Victoria that will be used by the Western Bulldogs for the second time in 2018…
-AFL in China: why Port Adelaide took a chance on Shanghai (by Craig Little on 14 May 2017 at theguardian.com/[AFL]).
-WA’s biggest stars ready to shine on new stage Optus Stadium (by Kim Macdonald on 19 Jan 2018 at thewest.com.au).
-AFL game played in regional city of Ballarat for first time (by Bridget Rollason on 19 Aug 2017 at abc.net.au).

    2017 Grand Final champions – Richmond Tigers: their 11th Premiership (title) and their first title in 37 years…

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Photo and Image credits above -
Shot from upper stands at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during 2017 AFL Grand Final, photo unattributed at adelaidenow.au. Richmond players after a goal with Richmond fans-with-flags-and-banners in the background, photo by Getty Images via dailymail.co.uk. Dustin Martin (Norm Smith Medal winner [MVP]), photo by Getty Images via thenewdaily.com.au/sport. Bachar Houli, photo unattributed at afl.com.au. Alex Rance, photo by Robert Cianflone/AFL Media/Getty Images AsiaPac via zimbio.com. Jack Graham, photo by Getty Images via foxsports.com.au.
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Sources for map page:
Thanks to all at these links…
-Attendances (2016 and 2017 season): AFL Tables site, at afltables.com/afl/crowds/2017.html.
-Dates of establishment: Australian Football League/Current clubs.
-Titles: List of Australian Football League premiers. (en.wikipedia.org).
-Rules: Australian rules football; Australian rules football playing field (en.wikipedia.org).

-Blank maps on map page…
-Thanks to Ssolbergj for globe-map of Australia, File:Australia (orthographic projection).svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Thanks to NordNordWest for blank map of Australia, File:Australia location map.svg (en.wikipedia.org).’-Thanks to TUBS for blank map of China showing Shanghai, File:Shanghai in China (+all claims hatched).svg.

-Jersey Icons…Thanks to thejoesbloggsblog for most of the jersey-pattern icons on the chart on the map page at Australian Football League/Current clubs (en.wikipedia.org). Thanks to the AFLstore for Western Eagles’ jersey-icon, theaflstore.com.au/west-coast-eagles.

-For general historical info, thanks to australianfootball.com.
-Thanks to the contributors at Australian Football League (en.wikipedia.org).
-Thanks to AFL Tables site for attendances ( afltables.com/afl/crowds/summary.html ), and for all-time list of AFL venues, ( afltables.com/afl/venues/overall.html ).

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