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Our 2018 AFL Fixture

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The Brisbane Lions have been given an exciting 2018 AFL Fixture, with a stack of blockbuster games set to ignite the Gabba in the new season.

Collingwood, Hawthorn, Essendon, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Carlton will all head north to play at the Gabba, while the Lions have huge games pencilled in interstate, including an early-season matchup against premiers Richmond at the MCG.

After starting the season away against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, March 24, the Lions' first home game is against Melbourne on Saturday, March 31.

Two tough road trips follow to round out the first month of football, with matches against Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval in Round 3 and Richmond at what promises to be a packed MCG in Round 4. 

Upon returning home, the Lions face the Gold Coast Suns for the first QClash of the year in Round 5. 

A huge matchup against new recruit Luke Hodge's former team, Hawthorn, awaits in Round 9 at the Gabba. 

The Lions enjoy the bye in Round 13, sandwiched between home games against Essendon and the Giants. 

In Round 15 the Lions head west to take on Fremantle at the new $1.5 billion Perth Stadium. 

Three of the Lions' final four games are in Queensland, including the second QClash at Metricon Stadium in Round 22. 

The Giants are the only team from the top eight in 2017 that the Lions will play twice. 

Key Points

  • The Lions play the GWS Giants, Hawthorn, Collingwood, North Melbourne and the Gold Coast Suns twice. 
  • The Lions travel to Victoria six times, NSW once, South Australia once, Tasmania once and Western Australia once.
  • Four matches at Etihad Stadium, one at the MCG and one at GMHBA Stadium (Geelong). 
  • One back-to-back travel period - Round 3 vs. Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval to Round 4 vs. Richmond at the MCG - due to the Commonwealth Games. 
  • Four six day breaks between matches. 
  • One match on Channel 7 nationwide (Round 9 v Hawthorn). All matches broadcast into Brisbane on 7mate. 
  • Four Saturday afternoon matches, five Saturday twilight matches, four Saturday night matches, four Sunday afternoon matches, four Sunday twilight matches.

See the Lions' full 2018 Fixture below:

Round Date Opponent Venue Home/Away Local Time
1 Saturday, March 24 St Kilda Etihad Stadium Away 3.35pm
2 Saturday, March 31 Melbourne 
The Gabba Home 6.25pm
3 Saturday, April 7 Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval Away 1.15pm
4 Saturday, April 14 Richmond MCG Away 2.10pm
5 Sunday, April 22 Gold Coast The Gabba Home 4.40pm
Saturday, April 28 GWS Spotless Stadium Away 4.35pm
7 Sunday, May 6 Collingwood The Gabba Home 4.40pm
8 Saturday, May 12 Western Bulldogs Etihad Stadium Away 7.25pm
9  Sunday, May 20 Hawthorn The Gabba Home 3.20pm
10 Saturday, May 26 Sydney  The Gabba Home 4.35pm
11 Sunday, June 3 North Melbourne  Etihad Stadium Away   1.10pm
12 Sunday, June 10 Essendon The Gabba Home 1.10pm
13 BYE        
14 Saturday, June 23 GWS  The Gabba Home 4.35pm
15 Sunday, July 1  Fremantle Perth Stadium  Away  2.40pm
16 Saturday, July 7 Carlton The Gabba Home 1.45pm
17 Saturday, July 14 Hawthorn University of Tasmania Stadium Away 1.45pm
18 Saturday, July 21 Adelaide  The Gabba Home 7.25pm
19 Saturday, July 28 Geelong  GMHBA Away 2.10pm
20 Saturday, August 4 North Melbourne The Gabba Home 2.10pm
21  Saturday, August 11 Collingwood Etihad Stadium Away 7.25pm
22 Saturday, August 18 Gold Coast Metricon Stadium Away 7.25pm
23 TBC West Coast Eagles The Gabba  Home TBC

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