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Queensland government to allow crowds of 2000 from this weekend

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17th June, 2020
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Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced a crowd of up to 2000 people will be permitted to attend sporting events in the state as of this weekend.

The Sunshine State will host one NRL match and two AFL matches this weekend, with the Gold Coast Titans hosting the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday afternoon, before the Brisbane Lions tackle the West Coast Eagles later that night at The Gabba.

Then, on Sunday, the Gold Coast Suns will host the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium.

So far, only the Lions have detailed how they’ll allocate their tickets, with more going to Lions ‘Pledge Members’ – members who committed to paying their membership when the season was up in the air. Pledge Members are encouraged to enter a ballot, with 1250 lucky names to be drawn, while those who miss out will be given preference for Brisbane’s upcoming home games.

Another 400 tickets will go to corporate partners and sponsors, with 100 each to be allocated to internal Lions staff, the Queensland Cricketers’ Club and for general sale. West Coast will receive the remaining 50 tickets.

In a statement, Brisbane Lions CEO Greg Swann said the club’s fans were “among the most passionate and loyal in the competition and this is a great result for them”.

“They stuck by us during tough times caused by this pandemic and to be able to repay that faith is very important to us.

“We thank the Government, Queensland Health and the Gabba who did a lot of work to make this a reality.

“We encourage our Members who want to be the first to watch the Lions play live this season to enter into the ballot.

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“We can’t wait to see you there,” he said.

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