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Following a recommendation from the WA Government, ticket sales for the RAC Derby to be held on Sunday 19 July at Optus Stadium have been temporarily suspended pending the Government’s review of the easing to Phase 5 restrictions.

Pending the outcome of the review, tickets will go back on sale once the review is complete.

Fremantle CEO Simon Garlick said the club was still planning for a capacity crowd at the game.

“We understand and are more than happy to work with the Government’s recommendation to temporally suspend ticket sales for the RAC Derby, while remaining optimistic that the game will go ahead with a capacity crowd,” Garlick said.

“Premier Mark McGowan had previously indicated that this was subject to ongoing review in the lead-up to the planned introduction of Phase 5 restrictions on 18 July.

“The last instance of community transmission in WA was 87 days ago and, in announcing the review of the timing of Phase 5 restrictions, the Premier noted that there was no evidence of community spread in WA, which provides us with a level of optimism about the likely outcome of the review.”

Optus Stadium can confirm that all member ticket allocations and ticket sales to date remain valid at this time.