Gold Coast Titans fans will be the first in Queensland to be allowed to cheer on their team under new rules allowing spectators at stadiums.
The State Government confirmed on Wednesday that 2000 fans will be allowed at games from Saturday following lengthy discussions between sporting codes and health officials.
The Titans take on the Dragons at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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Titans CEO Steve Mitchell says this is a win for fans, applauding the State Government.
“This is obviously great news for the Titans and the NRL, but for fans of sports across Queensland,” Mitchell said.
“The past few months have been tough on everyone, and the hard work done by the NRL in getting our competition restarted gave us a feeling that life was finally returning to normal.
“This is a great reward for Titans fans who have been unable to get along to support their team at games, and obviously a big boost for our playing group as well to be able to run onto the field and see and hear the support they have from the Titans Legion.”
A number of restrictions and health protocols will be in place for the return of fans.
The Titans say more information will be given to members, fans and sponsors wanting to head to the game as soon as possible.
It’s hoped the Titans may also soon be able to return to playing home games at C-Bus Stadium.
The NRL is due to make a decision about all teams returning to their home grounds before the end of Round 9.