Suns to play Gary Ablett in first home fixture of 2018

The AFL has released the full 2018 fixtures and it’s revealed the Gold Coast Suns won’t play a home game until June in 2018 and when we do, it’s against the club’s best ever player.

Metricon Stadium will be used for the Commonwealth Games at the start of the season and the closest the Suns will get to their home turf is their round five fixture against the Lions at the Gabba.

In the back half of the year, Geelong, St. Kilda, Richmond, Carlton, Collingwood and Essendon will make the trip north.


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Round 11 will see the return of the Suns’ inaugural captain, Gary Ablett when the Cats come up to the coast.

The Suns will play Geelong twice in 2018.

Gold Coast Chief Executive Mark Evans is looking forward to welcoming traditional powerhouse clubs north of the border.

“We couldn’t be happier to see six big Victorian clubs come to Metricon Stadium in 2018,” he said.

“Our first game back at Metricon Stadium in Round 11 against Geelong will be a huge welcome home party, and the fixture builds from there.”

The Suns “home” games until round 11 will be played in Cairns, the new Perth Stadium, the Gabba and China.

FULL LIST OF FIXTURES

Round 1
Saturday March 24
North Melbourne
Cazalys Stadium
6.25pm

Round 2 
Saturday March 31
Carlton
Etihad Stadium
1.45pm

Round 3
Saturday April 7
Fremantle
Perth Stadium
2.35pm

Round 4
Saturday April 14
West Coast
Perth Stadium
6.10pm

Round 5 
Sunday April 22
Brisbane Lions
Gabba
4.40pm

Round 6
Saturday April 28
Adelaide Crows
Adelaide Oval
7.10pm

Round 7
Saturday May 5
Western Bulldogs
Mars Stadium
1.45pm

Round 8 
Saturday May 12
Melbourne
Gabba
4.35pm

Round 9
Saturday May 19
Port Adelaide
Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium, Shanghai
1.15pm

Round 10 – Bye

Round 11 
Saturday June 2
Geelong Cats
Metricon Stadium
4.35pm

Round 12
Saturday June 9
GWS Giants
Spotless Stadium
4.35pm

Round 13 
Saturday June 16
St Kilda
Metricon Stadium 4.35pm

Round 14
Saturday June 23
Hawthorn
University of Tasmania Stadium
1.45pm

Round 15
Saturday June 30
Collingwood
Metricon Stadium
7.25pm

Round 16 
Sunday July 8
North Melbourne
Etihad Stadium
1.10pm

Round 17 
Saturday July 14
Essendon
Metricon Stadium
7.25pm

Round 18 
Saturday July 21
Sydney Swans
SCG
2.10pm

Round 19 
Saturday July 28
Carlton
Metricon Stadium
7.25pm

Round 20 
Sunday August 5
Melbourne
MCG
3.20pm

Round 21 
Saturday August 11
Richmond
Metricon Stadium
2.10pm

Round 22
Saturday August 18
Brisbane Lions
Metricon Stadium
7.25pm

Round 23
TBC
Geelong Cats
GMHBA Stadium
TBC

 

 

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