Footy fans reminded of free public transport travel to Qld games

Good news footy fans! You’re entitled to free public transport to get to and from the games this weekend.

Now that sporting venues are re-opening to 10,000 people, Translink is reminding ticket holders that you’re allowed on their services for FREE.

Suncorp, the Gabba and Metricon will be able to see fans in the stands again both Saturday and Sunday for NRL and AFL matches.


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Matches this weekend start with an AFL double-header at Metricon Stadium on Saturday when Port Adelaide meet West Coast and the Gold Coast Suns host Fremantle.

Also on Saturday, the Brisbane Broncos play the Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp Stadium, while the Brisbane Lions host AFL strugglers Adelaide at the Gabba on Sunday afternoon.

Head of TransLink Matt Longland says any Brisbane City Council bus or Queensland Rail City Network service is available to ticket holders.

“Public transport remains the easiest and most cost-effective way for people to travel to and from NRL and AFL matches.

“Even though there will be less fans than normal, and the experience will be a bit different, ticket-holders can be assured we can take them there for free like previous seasons,” Mr Longland said.

Fans are also being reassured that the proper CovidSafe measures are in place.

“Increased cleaning and sanitisation of transport vehicles and major stations continues, while we’re operating with rear-door boarding on buses to leave space near the driver and asking people to spread out,” Mr Longland said.

Free travel applies for four hours before and four hours after each match, while regular shuttle buses will run to Suncorp and the Gabba two hours before kick-off and up to an hour after.

Same story for Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast, with shuttles to run from Nerang Station for the Suns match.

Footy fans can head to the TransLink website to plan their journeys and for more information.

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