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Be part of Draft Night

After recent stints on the Gold Coast, Adelaide and in Sydney, the NAB AFL Draft will return to Melbourne for the first time in almost a decade.

It promises to be a historic evening, with the Draft set to take place over two days and incorporate LIVE trading of picks for the first time ever.

The first round of National Draft selections will be broadcast on Thursday 22 November, with subsequent rounds and Rookie Draft to be completed on Friday 23 November.

After hosting popular Draft Nights in Melbourne over the past few years, the Brisbane Lions are thrilled to again offer fans the opportunity to be part of the occasion with not one, but two special events over the two-day period.

The first ‘Draft Night’ will be held on the evening of Thursday 22 November in a private room inside Marvel Stadium – mere steps away from where the action will be going down.

Guests will gain exclusive commentary and insight into each selection from the Club recruiters throughout the Draft proceedings, while other key Lions officials will drop in afterwards to share their thoughts on the outcome.

The event also includes a souvenir Recruiting Handbook and finger food, with drinks available for purchase from the private bar.

The Club’s first ever ‘Draft Review Dinner’ will then be held the following evening (Friday 23 November) in a private dining room at the Mail Exchange Hotel from 6:30pm – once all selections have been finalised.

Guests will be joined for a two-course dinner by members of the Lions recruiting team, who will provide an in-depth summary and exclusive vision of the Club’s chosen draftees.

Space is strictly limited to the first 30 dinner guests!

The functions can be enjoyed separately or together, with discounts available for those looking for the ‘Ultimate Draft Experience’.

We hope to have you there as we welcome our future stars of the Brisbane Lions.

Full details of these Draft events provided below:

Draft Night
Thursday 22 November 2018
6pm – 10pm
The Studio, Marvel Stadium (Gate 2, Level 2), Docklands
$80pp (includes finger food and souvenir recruiting handbook)
Limited to first 80 bookings

Draft Review Dinner
Friday 23 November 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Mail Exchange Hotel, 688 Bourke Street, Melbourne
$100pp (includes two-course dinner)
Limited to first 30 bookings

Ultimate Draft Experience
Includes admission to both the Draft Night (on 22/11) and Draft Review Dinner (23/11)
$160pp (a discount of $20)

Bookings and expressions of interest can be made directly through the Brisbane Lions Victorian Office by phoning 03 8850 5602 or emailing

Alternatively, you can complete the online order form HERE

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