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Fans Free public transport for SANFL for first time

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Fans attending the SANFL IGA League Grand Final will be able to travel free on-board any Adelaide Metro bus, train or tram this year for the first time.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure will offer free Footy Express services to all ticket holders for the Grand Final at Adelaide Oval on Sunday, 25 September.

Up to 30,000 fans are expected to attend the event and all will be eligible for the free transport.

Background

The free Footy Express services will be offered from approximately two hours before the game.

Fans with a ticket to the game can also travel free on any other Adelaide Metro service simply by presenting their Grand Final ticket upon request.

Footy Express timetables will be released on Adelaide Metro website closer to the date.

Quotes attributable to Acting Transport and Infrastructure Minister Hamilton-Smith

Our Adelaide Oval Footy Express services for AFL games are always hugely popular with about 20,000 fans taking advantage of the service every round and we expect it to be just as popular for the SANFL Grand Final.

Free public transport is a great way to reduce the cost of a day out at the football, particularly for families, and it means Adelaide Metro can get thousands of fans into and out of the city faster and with more efficiency than ticketed services.

The SANFL IGA Grand Final is the climax of the local footy season and we know many people attending like to enjoy a drink or two to celebrate. Providing free public transport reduces the temptation to drink and drive while also taking the hassle out of getting to and from the game.