The AFL confirms Fremantle’s Round Eight match against the Brisbane Lions scheduled for Optus Stadium will be relocated to The Gabba with their Round 21 match-up to be switched to Optus Stadium.
The day and time for the Round Eight match-up remains unchanged with the game against the Brisbane Lions to commence at 4:40pm AEST on Sunday, May 9.
Fremantle will travel to Queensland on Wednesday, May 5 and will be based on the Gold Coast before travelling to Melbourne for their Round Nine match against Essendon at Marvel Stadium on Sunday, May 16.
The AFL is working closely with both Western Australian-based teams and any decision made is in consultation with respective State Governments and aims to minimise any potential disruption and risk for both the clubs and the broader competition.
AFL Executive General Manager Football Operations Steve Hocking said the health and safety of everyone remains paramount and the league would continue to take the advice of governments and health officials.
“The health and safety of everyone in the game and the wider community remains the priority as we continue to navigate the pandemic,” Mr Hocking said.
“Our competition will continue to remain adaptable as we navigate the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season and the AFL thanks both clubs, players and the AFLPA, venues, governments, and supporters for their understanding.”
Friday, 7 May
Richmond vs. Geelong Cats | MCG (SEVEN) EST: 7:50pm Local: 7:50pm
Saturday, May 8
GWS GIANTS vs. Essendon | GIANTS Stadium (FOX) EST: 1:45pm Local: 1:45pm
Gold Coast SUNS vs. St Kilda | Metricon Stadium (FOX) EST:2:10pm Local: 2:10pm
North Melbourne vs. Collingwood | Marvel Stadium (FOX) EST: 4:35pm Local: 4:35pm
Melbourne vs. Sydney Swans | MCG (SEVEN) EST: 7:25pm Local: 7:25pm
Port Adelaide vs. Adelaide Crows | Adelaide Oval (FOX) EST: 7:40pm Local: 7:10pm
Sunday, May 9
Hawthorn vs. West Coast Eagles | MCG (FOX) EST: 1:10pm Local: 1:10pm
Western Bulldogs vs. Carlton | Marvel Stadium (SEVEN) EST: 3:20pm Local: 3:20pm
Brisbane Lions vs. Fremantle | The Gabba (FOX) EST: 4:40pm Local: 4:40pm
Tickets to the Round Eight match between the Brisbane Lions and Fremantle at The Gabba will go on sale via Ticketmaster at 10:00am (local time) on Wednesday, May 5 for all Club Members and the General Public. The game will be broadcast live via Foxtel and Kayo, and the Seven Network in Queensland and Western Australia.