The AFL has today confirmed a start time of 7:20pm AEST for the First Semi Final of the 2021 Toyota AFL
Finals Series between the Brisbane Lions and the Western Bulldogs to be held at The Gabba on Saturday, September 4.
The health and safety of everyone in the community remains paramount and the AFL, together with the
Brisbane Lions and the Western Bulldogs, have agreed to strict travel arrangements and other protocols as approved by the Queensland Government.
The Brisbane Lions, who returned to Queensland on Sunday morning after playing their Qualifying Final in Adelaide, continue to abide by AFL Protocols. The Western Bulldogs, currently in Launceston, will continue to serve a quarantine period in Tasmania before travelling to Brisbane on Friday.
AFL General Manager of Clubs and Broadcasting Travis Auld thanked both Clubs for their patience as the league finalised the start time of the match at The Gabba.
“We are pleased to be able to confirm the Semi Final between the Brisbane Lions and the Western Bulldogs will be played at The Gabba on Saturday night,” Mr Auld said.
“It has been an incredible start to the finals series and with 100 per cent capacity crowds returning in Queensland this weekend, we look forward to seeing members and supporters pack The Gabba for what is shaping up to be a great contest.
“On behalf of the AFL, I would like to thank each Club, players, coaches, staff and their families, umpires, AFLPA, fans, broadcast and commercial partners, venues and the Queensland and Tasmanian governments for their patience and ongoing support of the 2021 Toyota AFL Finals Series.”
First Semi Final - Brisbane Lions vs. Western Bulldogs, The Gabba
Gates 5.45pm AEST
First bounce 7:20pm AEST
All matches in Week Two and Week Three of the Toyota AFL Finals Series will be broadcast live nationally on the Seven Network and Fox Footy and streamed live on Kayo.
As a reminder to media, the AFL last week announced a price freeze on all tickets for all matches in Week Two of the 2021 Toyota AFL Finals Series with entry level reserved seat category to remain at $35. Match day ticket information for all games across the country can be sourced at afl.com.au/finals.