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Curtain raisers to return

Curtain raisers will return to the Gabba for the first time this season, with the Brisbane Lions NEAFL team set to host two NEAFL clashes at the Gabba over the next month. 

The Lions can confirm that the NEAFL Round 17 (AFL Round 18) and Round 20 NEAFL (AFL Round 21) fixtures will be played at the Gabba:

NEAFL Round 17
Brisbane Lions v Redland Bombers
Sunday, July 23
The Gabba @ 1.00pm
- prior to the Round 18 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and Carlton at 4.40pm

NEAFL Round 20
Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast SUNS
Saturday, 12 August
The Gabba @ 12.55pm
- prior to the Round 21 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS at 4.35pm 

The upcoming curtain raiser matches will not only provide some of the younger Lions players with a rare opportunity to play at a first-class AFL stadium, but also provide fans the chance to see both the Senior and NEAFL sides play in succession at the same venue.

Public entrance for the above fixtures will be through Gate 2 only, with gates opening from 12.45pm.

All patrons will require a full AFL match ticket to gain access to the NEAFL curtain raisers.

All season game entry members will be able to access the Match Day Social Club from 12:45pm to watch the game. Entry via Gate 6 and proof of 2017 membership must be shown upon entry. 

The Club hopes that all members and supporters take advantage of these rare Gabba curtain raisers, and encourages all fans to arrive earlier than usual to cheer on both Lions teams.

Other thing to note:

Public Access

- Gate 2 and Sections 28 – 37 will be the only permitted access points for patrons with a general seating ticket to the event.

- Although patrons require match ticket to the Senior game to enter the ground, they will not be permitted to sit in corresponding seats.

Ticket office at Gate 2 will be open for patrons to purchase tickets.

Gate 6 – Match Day Social club in Champions room will be available for Lions Members to view the curtain raiser.

- Gabba Members will be operational on all levels for the curtain raiser.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs