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Richmond fans are thrilled to secure a spot in the finals. Picture: Ian Currie

THE blockbuster final between Richmond and Geelong at the MCG next week is officially a sellout.

The AFL has confirmed all tickets to the highly anticipated qualifying final next Friday night have been sold.

“The general admission and AFL members tickets have been exhausted,’’ AFL spokesman Jay Allen said.

“A great sign from two passionate fans bases, nine days out from the match.’’

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Even MCC members will struggle to get a seat with all 9000 reserved seats sold on Monday and about 13,000 walk-up passes to be handed to the first people in queue when gates open to the reserve.

Mr Allen said the only other hope fans without a ticket had of scoring a seat was if Richmond or Geelong handed any unused tickets back to the AFL

Richmond’s Dustin Martin at the round 23 clash between Geelong and Richmond. Picture: Michael Klein

Richmond’s Dustin Martin at the round 23 clash between Geelong and Richmond. Picture: Michael KleinSource:News Corp Australia

“On Tuesday at 2pm all tickets that haven’t been utilised by the competing club allocations are released back to the general public,’’ he said.

“This will be communicated closer to the date.’’

AFL members feverishly clicked on the Ticketek website today to secure tickets to the four finals games with tickets to the Richmond and Geelong match selling out within hours.

Ticketek apologised to AFL members this morning via Twitter and Facebook after fans complained they could not get tickets.

“Apologies to AFL members for the slowness in the system earlier….

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