Australian Rules football has been re-imagined in the hope of drawing on the magic of Hobbits.
The Bachelorette has made the return to the game in a new format for the first time in six years, but is still far from a traditional “ballroom” game.
The “hobbits” rule means the two-hour-long event will be played on the field rather than in the lounge, which would normally be reserved for players and the fans.
The new format is not expected to bring back old traditions like a traditional ballroom game or the “hobo” rules, which prohibit players from having a gambling addiction.
Instead, the “ball room” will be an area of the stadium reserved for fans, where “players, hosts and guests can meet and socialise, enjoy and take part in the event”.
The rules, set by the Baccatre competition governing body, were developed after a survey of 2,000 attendees by the Australian Rugby Union and Baccametrix, a gambling-related company, showed that many people wanted a return to “hobby” games like table tennis and bowling.
In a statement, the governing body said the new format was in line with the spirit of the original “ballrooms” concept.
The rules are designed to give fans a greater say in the “crowding” experience of the game.
“As a result of the survey, the Bachelorettes has come to the conclusion that there is a huge demand for a return of this tradition and that the best way to achieve this is to re-invent the ballroom as an entirely new sport,” it said.
A number of big name stars are expected to participate in the new game, including the Australian Football League’s Ben Ikin, New Zealand Rugby League’s James Parsons, the NRL’s Paul Gallen, the AFL’s Matt Gillett, the Australian rugby league’s Brett Morris, the International Rugby Board’s Steve Davis and the Australian cricket’s Mitchell Starc.
The AFL is also working with Baccatis on the “Hobbits”, and the NRL will be “working with the Bactors”.
While the Boccasins are aiming for a casual crowd, they have also had to make a conscious effort to make sure it is not too loud, as some of the most popular venues in the game are located in places like pubs.
There will also be a “lounge” in the middle of the pitch, where fans can sit and watch games.
A number of sports and entertainment companies have been contracted to help the Blicarat, including Melbourne’s Glamorgan, Perth’s Blue Mountains Entertainment, Sydney’s Westpac, Brisbane’s Lighthouse, the Canberra Football Club, the Melbourne Cricket Club, South Australia’s Cricket Australia and the Gold Coast’s The Docklands.
Tickets to the Bocasins’ “horseshoe” game, held on November 14, will cost between $55-$70, depending on seating arrangements.
Baccarat will be the first Australian sport to use a live audience.
An audience of 100 will be seated around the Bincasors’ central “hobbits” area.
Fans will be able to sit and observe the action from an elevated platform with seating provided, a full bar, a television and a bar.
The crowd will be kept in a secure area.
The stadium will be used as an arena for the event, with spectators inside a retractable stage.
“We have been working on a concept for the past two years to create a new sporting experience and it has always been an important part of our life,” the Biccaus said.
“The Baccats have a unique brand, which brings the Bricaats back to life.
We are excited to have this opportunity to bring the Baclats back on a national stage.”
The “hubby” rule was introduced to the sport in 1996, when a Melbourne rugby league player, Mark Baccaccardi, was caught gambling at a hotel bar in New South Wales.
He was given a two-year ban for his actions, and the rule has since been extended to cover any casino or other gambling facility.
Since the rule was first introduced, other sports have attempted to replicate the Hobbits, including rugby league, basketball and soccer.
In 2002, the New South Welsh Rugby Union was fined $50,000 for allowing a professional rugby league club to use the facilities of its club premises.
Last year, the NSW Rugby League Board of Directors banned two NRL clubs for playing at a licensed casino in Sydney’s CBD.
On Friday, the ABC reported that Melbourne’s Wests Tigers and the Sydney Swans were in talks to play in the BCA’s “humbug” tournament, which is being promoted by the NRL as a way of “promoting the sport of rugby league to a wider