A senior club figure also expressed increasing concerns that Victoria’s coronavirus spike could lead to more hubs.
Some Richmond members were informed on Monday morning that ticket sales for the West Coast match had been frozen.
Richmond members received the following message from the club on Monday morning:
“Please note that there has been a hold on the 9am ticket on sale for our round five game at Metricon Stadium against the West Coast Eagles.
“We apologise for the inconvenience and will be in contact with all eligible members with further information as soon as it becomes available.”
As recently as Friday, Richmond members had been told to look forward to this Thursday’s match.
“With the easing of crowd restrictions in Queensland, we are delighted to allow our Tiger Army the opportunity to attend our round five clash v West Coast at Metricon Stadium on Thursday, July 2,” the club told members.
“As a thank you for your ongoing support during this unprecedented season, members who [hold] a valid home and/or away game access membership will be able to register for one ticket at no cost via Ticketek. You will be able to purchase guest passes for non-members when you are registering for your ticket.”
The AFL and Richmond were both contacted for comment. The Tigers referred the matter to the AFL, while several league officials are yet to respond.
The Queensland health department has also been contacted.