Statement - Shanghai 2020
The AFL, in conjunction with its joint venture partner Port Adelaide Football Club have announced the Round 11, St Kilda vs Port Adelaide match scheduled for May 31 in Shanghai,
China will be relocated to Australia.
The decision to move the match was made in consultation with Shanghai based event partner Juss Sports.
The match, a St Kilda home game, will now be held at Marvel Stadium, in Round 12, on Sunday 7 June, commencing at 5:40pm.
Both St Kilda and Port Adelaide will now have a BYE in Round 11. Both clubs previously had the BYE in Round 12.
The new fixture, with the support of the Victorian State Government, will feature a celebration of Chinese culture in an effort to encourage visitors to come together in support of our Chinese communities.
The flexibility in the fixture with the BYE rounds beginning the week after the scheduled Shanghai fixture allowed the match to move to Round 12, ensuring St Kilda hosts at their home venue and have a stand-alone presence on a Sunday twilight timeslot.
The new timeslot will be broadcast on Fox Footy, the AFL App with thanks to Telstra and Guangzhou TV.