Thousands of AFL fans missed the start of the clash between arch-rivals Collingwood and Carlton at the MCG as QR code check-in caused lengthy delays on Thursday night.

The Victorian government raised stadium capacities to 75 per cent this week but guidelines stipulated all fans must check-in to the stadium like people are required to at pubs.

But not many pubs host 60,000 people let alone all arriving at the same time, so delays were inevitable but some spectators were still left extremely frustrated.

“Thousands of fans still outside waiting to get in. Lengthy delays with QR code check-in. Most will miss first bounce,” 7NEWS reporter Andrew McCormack said minutes before the start.

Plenty voiced their frustration on social media but some fans said it was a simple procedure for safety reasons and people should have arrived to the ground earlier.

“Why is our mobile ticket not enough for this? Ticketek has our details and can presumably tell if we scanned the barcode on entry,” on fan wrote on Twitter.

Thousand of AFL fans missed the start of the clash between arch-rivals Collingwood and Carlton as QR code check-in caused lengthy delays at the MCG on Thursday night.
Thousand of AFL fans missed the start of the clash between arch-rivals Collingwood and Carlton as QR code check-in caused lengthy delays at the MCG on Thursday night. Credit: Getty

More to come.

The Kansas City Chiefs are 2019 NFC Champs - get your gear on at Fanatics