For the past 10 years Michael Andrews has spent every Adelaide Crow’s home game cheering alongside his brother.
But that may not be happening this AFL season.
Changes to seating arrangements to cater for reduced capacity at Adelaide Oval mean the gold members have been split 400 bays apart.
“My brother’s been moved back to the bleachers, the nosebleed section where you’re right at the back of the stadium,” Mr Andrews said.
“To be moved to some of the worst seats in the stadium, it’s pretty rough.”
The pair has tried contacting the club numerous times.
“Trying to get in touch with the club, it’s almost impossible,” Mr Andrews said.
“You can email, you can call and you’re just not getting a response or an answer.”
Now they’re considering giving up their memberships entirely.
Seventy-year-old Lyndall Johnson is also outraged her seat has been reallocated from the ground level to level five.
It is a climb the Crows fanatic says that she can’t manage because she suffers from a heart condition and vertigo.
“I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing it. In fact, I feel quite frightened,” Ms Johnson said.
“I don’t really think I’m getting value for my money if I can’t sit in a seat which is suitable for me and my particular health problems.
“I may have to consider cancelling my subscription if I can’t change my seat”.
The Adelaide Football Club said it was dealing with a high number of inquiries and would work to address seating issues as a priority.
The club said 15 per cent of its members have been affected by the new COVID seating plan and staff would work around the clock to resolve concerns before round one.
The first game is against Geelong at Adelaide Oval in a week’s time.