The AFL is celebrating the start to the season with an annual wooden American Flag.
It was made from wood and will be auctioned off at the AFL’s 2017 Trade Fair on Wednesday.
The wooden flag was unveiled during a special presentation of the wooden American Football Club, an iconic Australian Football Club.AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said the AFL would not be celebrating the end of its golden era without a special celebration.
“This is a wonderful moment for the AFL and its players and the supporters around the world to enjoy,” McLachlin said.
“Our flag has been the flag of the great American Football Clubs since its creation in 1884 and this is an opportunity for the players and supporters to celebrate that history.”
Mr McLachlock said the flag would be auctioning off at a price of $250,000 to mark the end for a team that was one of the biggest in history.
The AFL’s first official wooden flag came in 1890 and was used in a variety of games from the game of football to cricket and even as a flag for the Australian flag.
It is estimated to have cost more than $50 million to build and was retired by the AFL in 2007.
The flag will be displayed on the ground at the Trade Fair at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday afternoon and will remain there until January 9, 2020.