Queensland AFL fans are in for a treat today, with general public tickets to this weekend’s grand final going on sale for the first time in more than 20 years.
The historic decider will take place at The Gabba in Brisbane on Saturday, with the Richmond Tigers and Geelong Cats doing battle in an all-Victorian showdown.
Thousands of tickets are due to go on sale at 9.00am this morning via ticketmaster, giving sporting lovers the rare opportunity to secure a seat to the highly anticipated clash.
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It comes after Geelong and Richmond members snapped up their seats yesterday, with almost 10,000 tickets going to fans who were already in the sunshine state, or in states where travel is allowed into Queensland.
AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan said the general public tickets was a “great opportunity for fans to secure a ticket to the most sort after match of the season”.
“The Queensland community has whole heartedly welcomed the AFL family over the last few months and we look forward to getting as many Queenslanders to the biggest and best event on the Australian sporting calendar,” Mr McLachlan said.
“This has been an unprecedented season and we are excited that more Queensland football and sporting fans who are not members of the competing clubs will have the opportunity to attend the Toyota AFL Grand Final.”
The capacity for the Grand Final is capped at 30,000, despite AFL bosses lobbying to try and increase the crowd to at least 38,000.
The much-anticipated clash will be played at the Gabba on Saturday October 24, with pre-match entertainment starting at 5:30pm AEST.