For the die-hard AFL fans, there’s no better place to be come footy season than within walking distance of the game.
There are suburbs just on the doorstep of major sporting grounds where AFL legends can be found competing or practising for the top spot on the ladder.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
The MCG is the beating heart of Melbourne footy and where major fans flock to from all over the country.
While some people will pay up to thousands in airfare to see the Grand Final, living in Richmond means a quick stroll in.
A house in Richmond close to the MCG has a median price of $1.255 million. The suburb plays host to a mainly mature independent demographic and is action packed with cafes, restaurants and nightlife galore.
Sydney Cricket Ground
Fancy being as close as possible to the Sydney Swans? Then Paddington is where you’ll want to live.
Just across from Anzac Parade in Paddington is the Sydney Cricket Ground, where you can catch a game throughout the season.
A house here costs a median $2.3 million – only the best for Sydney fans, right? Professionals love this area as it’s very close to Sydney’s CBD in one direction and infamous Bondi beach in the opposite direction.
Brisbane locals have a real soft spot for the Gabba, which is located in Woolloongabba. The first sports event held here was in 1896 for a game of cricket.
Years on and it still attracts a crowd – especially footy fans.
You can actually share the same postcode as the Gabba with houses in the suburb selling for a median of $766,000. Woolloongabba is very central to Brisbane and just a short distance to the stunning river.
Adelaide Oval is located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide. It is where locals can catch top sporting games, including fiery footy matches.
To live as close as possible to all the excitement, North Adelaide is where fans would want to buy and can expect to pay a median of $1.04 million.
The suburb is made up mostly of independent youths due to its close proximity to the CBD and two of Adelaide’s universities.