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Players on guard over Madonna's Etihad Stadium plans

Australian newspaper The Herald Sun published this story about a possible Madonna date in Melbourne, and the problems this may cause:

Two years ago players were guaranteed that no pre-season concerts would be taking place at the stadium following the impact a series of AC/DC shows had on the turf, but that deal no longer exists, leaving the Stadium able to host one of the world's biggest pop acts.
AFL Players' Association executive Ian Prendergast said that 'if they were looking at scheduling a concert early next year, that's something we would be interested in being involved in.'
Madonna will visit Australia for the first time in 20 years, and industry sources said she was too big for the city's indoor venues and, while the MCG is an option, the Docklands stadium is the likely fit.
Etihad management is confident any Madonna concert, or concerts, would be held in January, giving it enough time to do any necessary repairs to the turf.
'Of course we would be very interested in hosting Madonna concerts if she chooses to perform in Melbourne,' Etihad Stadium spokesman Bill Lane said.
'We don't think the performances will have any impact on the upcoming AFL season, bearing in mind a deal hasn't been struck yet so we are talking hypotheticals. We don't want to be pre-emptive because we don't know where it's going.'

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Coutenbirg

Acdc how lame! Why bother performing there?

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