AFL postpones 2020 season leaving Triple M Footy in limbo

Staff Writer

The 24th consecutive year of Triple M Footy is under threat, following the AFL’s decision to postpone the 2020 season.

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has announced that the 2020 season is on indefinite hiatus, with an initial target for return set for May 31..

The final game broadcast was overnight, Sunday March 22, between West Coast and Melbourne, with all club training cancelled and the AFLW season called off entirely.

Triple M’s broadcast schedule during the autumn and winter months is heavily geared around the AFL in Melbourne and Adelaide, with both stations broadcasting several games live each week.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan believes the league has never been in more danger than it currently is.

Posted by Triple M's Hot Breakfast with Eddie McGuire on Saturday, 21 March 2020

There’s plenty of analysis across the weekend too, and its not yet clear whether the scheduled programming (sans the live game broadcasts) will continue for the time being.

Radio Today has reached out to Southern Cross Austereo for comment on how they’ll tackle the latest news, and what it means for Triple M in the coming weeks.

At this stage, advice from the NRL is that its competition will continue until told by the Government not to do so, meaning Triple M’s NRL coverage in Sydney and Brisbane looks set to be unaffected at this stage.

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