A Night Grand Final is all but a certainty in 2020 with key moves underway to position the event in the evening.

The AFL will be almost certainly need to move the start time to the evening of Saturday October 24.

Racing Victoria has moved to confirm the date of the Cox Plate as October 24, 2020. The 7 network will cover both events and the Victorian government is understood to support the racing event during the day and the Grand Final later into the evening.

The AFL has also been hinting at the possibility of a Night AFL Grand Final for a few weeks.

The night grand final will also ensure Channel 7 will get a boost from the ratings and be able to command high rates for TV commercials.

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Ryan is Contributing Editor