DIE-hard Bulldogs fan Garry Hincks hasn't missed a game since 1974.
But his record of 1040 consecutive games is set to be brought to an abrupt halt because of the federal government's ban on mass gatherings.
Mr Hincks, of Portland, said going to the footy to barrack for his beloved Bulldogs was always a good day, with his usual morning starting on the bus to Warrnambool before catching the train to Melbourne.
He said if he was locked out of the game on Friday night, when the Bulldogs take on the Magpies, he'd feel pretty flat.
"I will be very disappointed," he said.
"It's a great day out."
Mr Hincks, who is also a Portland Football and Netball Club life member, said the only time he came close to missing a game was in 1994 when the early morning bus left without him.
He then caught a taxi to the Portland airport in the hope he could fly to Melbourne but the plane was full.
"So I told the taxi driver to take me to Melbourne," he said.
To get Mr Hincks to Marvel Stadium a change.org petition has been set up urging the AFL to let him attend the game.
The petition has called for Mr Hincks to be allowed to sit in the outer, well away from players, staff and officials.
As of Tuesday afternoon the petition had garnered 1200 signatures.
To sign the petition visit change.org
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I will be very disappointed.- Garry Hincks
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