ST KILDA has identified an inventive way for Saints fans to cheer the side on during its round two clash with the Western Bulldogs, circumnavigating social distancing rules by organising to air the match at the Dromana Drive-In cinemas.
Up to 490 St Kilda supporters will be able to view the game from their cars, with the cinema to broadcast the Sunday evening match from three separate screens at the Mornington Peninsula location.
Supporters from all 18 AFL clubs will still be unable to attend round two matches due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the AFL and clubs around the competition are exploring ways of ensuring fan engagement is maintained despite strict social distancing measures still being in place across the country.
The AFL is contemplating the idea of in-game visuals of supporters watching from home throughout its broadcasts, while Collingwood chief executive Mark Anderson has raised the idea of including cardboard cut-outs of fans throughout the empty stands.
St Kilda meets the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium 6.05pm AEST on Sunday, June 14.