Two AFL clubs are set to relocate up north to Cairns, as the league continues to work around the coronavirus outbreak in Victoria and various state rules.
In what’s been a turbulent restart for the league, games have been constantly reshuffled and teams have been shuttled between states to adhere to ever changing government advice on border crossings.
A number of clubs fled to the Gold Coast, which has now become the new home of AFL.
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But the Premier has revealed this morning that two clubs will soon make their way to Cairns, with three games to be played at Cazaly’s Stadium.
It means a major cash injection for the local economy, which has been struggling without tourists during the coronavirus shutdown.
It’s still to be announced exactly which two teams will relocate, but they’re expected to state for around a month.
Three @AFL Premiership games will be played at Cazaly’s Stadium and two clubs will relocate to Cairns temporarily with strict quarantine protocols and the COVID Safe Industry Plan in place. It will inject millions of dollars into the local economy and support jobs. #AFL #qldjobs pic.twitter.com/MiILnH1DjX
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) July 23, 2020