Metricon Stadium to host AFL Premiership Cup tour

AFL fans on the Gold Coast will have the chance to get up close and personal with the AFL Premiership Cup today, a week out from the grand final.

Metricon Stadium will host the Premiership Cup’s Gold Coast stopover after the city became the AFL’s home away from home during the 2020 season.

The cup has already visited Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Toowoomba.


It will head to the Sunshine Coast on Sunday before being hand delivered to the Gabba in Brisbane next Saturday ahead of the decider.

Fans wanting to see the Premiership Cup and get a photo with it can head to Metricon Stadium between 9.30am and 11.30am today.

Entry is via Gate 6 with car parking available in the Red Car Park.

Bookings are not necessary but COVID-safe rules, including contact tracing measures will be followed.

Metricon Stadium has also been announced as a special live site for next week’s Grand Final, with the game to be shown on the big screen from 5.30pm.

The afternoon will also feature an Auskick clinic, music and food stalls with free tickets available through Ticketek.

Gold Coast Suns CEO Mark Evans says it will be great opportunity for families to come out and watch the decider.

“For the first time, the AFL Grand Final will be played at night, which creates a great opportunity to grab a picnic blanket and watch the game on TV while sitting on the oval at Metricon Stadium,” Evans said.

“It will be an enjoyable and unique experience, regardless of whether your team is playing and I encourage everyone to come along and enjoy this special event.”