AC/DC Melbourne Fiasco: AFL Denies Playing Politics

June 12, 2009

Australia's The Age reports: The AFL (Australian Football League) has denied it is taking a hardline stance over a double-booking fiasco with legendary rockers AC/DC at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne as a tactic to broker better deals for AFL clubs.

A public relations disaster is looming after it emerged the Docklands stadium had been booked for three sold-out AC/DC concerts in February, clashing with the first round of the AFL's NAB Cup pre-season competition.

In the latest chapter in the fight between the league and Etihad Stadium over stadium deals for AFL clubs, league chief executive Andrew Demetriou today said the double-booking problem was not connected to the AFL's lingering fight with the venue.

Read the entire report from The Age.

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