LIVE BLOG: Optus Stadium abuzz in historic 2021 AFL grand final clash between Demons and Bulldogs

Miriam Fisher and Kathy SkantzosThe West Australian
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The day of Perth’s historic AFL grand final was every bit as thrilling as we hoped.

More than 60,000 people have filtered into Optus Stadium for a big dance like no other.

It’s been a difficult year for many around the country — and the world — but WA’s good fortune with COVID-19 has given the State a golden opportunity that is unlikely to be replicated again.

The Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons will face off for the 2021 AFL premiership flag but regardless of the outcome, WA has proved it can host a grand final as good as any other State.

Follow all the action in our live blog below for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

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