Definitions for "1945 VFL Grand Final"
The 1945 VFL Grand Final, commonly known as the Bloodbath was the Grand Final in the Victorian Football League in season 1945, played between South Melbourne and Carlton. Played only shortly after the conclusion of the second World War, the Melbourne Cricket Ground was unavailable for use, prompting the game to be played at Princes Park. The crowd of 62,986 is a record for Princes Park, and is almost double its current nominal capacity.