THE two men who took a seat plank from Domain Stadium say they just wanted a keepsake and didn’t think they would get into trouble.
The missing seat plank was found outside Gate 6 on Tuesday morning after the West Australian Football Commission warned the police had been notified.
The two men told Seven News the plank was loose and quite easy to remove after Fremantle’s final match at the ground – but there’s still three more games to be played at Domain Stadium.
“Yeah, absolutely ecstatic it has come back,” WAFC executive manager Paul Lekias said.
The WAFC said fans will get a chance to own a piece of Domain Stadium legally, with an event to be held as early as December.
The last three sports events are Sunday’s clash between West Coast and Adelaide, the WAFL grand final on September 24 and the International Rules game on November 18.
Mr Lekias said past players and their families would have first access to some items, particularly from the stands or rooms named after them.
But from there, the bulk of the seating and signs would be sold to the public, possibly at auction.
“Both clubs have members that probably state claim to each of the seats around the venue, so we will have to carefully work through that,” Mr Lekias said.