AFL 2020 season shut down, coronavirus news updates: Financial impact on clubs, staff

Monday looms as a difficult day at AFL clubs around the country as chief executives attempt to deal with the serious financial implications of a postponed season.

Last week reported clubs were expecting to shed between $5 and $10 million from their balance sheets — and these numbers have now become an immediate concern following league CEO Gillon McLachlan’s press conference on Sunday afternoon.

McLachlan said clubs would soon detail the “drastic and immediate steps needed to be taken to cut costs”.

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