NRL grand final crowd capped at 39,000 as COVID threat looms
Ticket holders who were “last in” to buy tickets to Brisbane’s NRL grand final at Suncorp Stadium have been advised they won’t be able to attend.
With rising COVID cases in the sunshine state, the government announced yesterday crowds would be capped at 75 per cent for the Rabbitohs-Panthers decider, meaning around 13,000 fans with tickets would miss out.
General manager of Suncorp Stadium, Alan Graham, said it had been a process to communicate with the 25 per cent of ticket holders who had bought their tickets late in the piece.
“The NRL had a formula, which essentially to put it in a phrase, last in first out.”
He said he feels for all of those who will miss out, who were looking forward to it.
“I feel for the businesses and traders particularly around the stadium how a lot of their plans in place, that are now going to have to make some pretty big adjustments which are going to have a reasonable commercial impact on them as well.
“There’s lots of fallout from these things, but I guess we still got to try and stay optimistic and hope that things pan out as best we can make them.”
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