The AFL aims to have a custom-built review centre that would handle score reviews, match review officer decisions, concussions and real-time umpire coaching in place for the upcoming finals series.
AFL football boss Steve Hocking revealed that the AFL was still looking for a venue that would act as what he called “a review centre”.
“The game needs it,” Hocking said.
Hocking expressed confidence that the facility would be ready for the finals, even though the AFL had yet to finalise a venue.
Hocking said the “review centre” – which was also yet to be named, but would not be called “the bunker”, as the NRL version was – would accommodate score review and match review officials, AFL doctors who would make concussion assessments and umpire coaches who would provide real-time advice to umpires during matches.