The Brisbane Lions will play four consecutive home games at the Gabba when the season resumes.

The Lions will return to action against Fremantle in round two at 1.45pm on June 13.

Meetings with West Coast, Adelaide and Port Adelaide round out the opening block of fixtures released by the AFL today.

The round 3 fixture against West Coast at 7.40pm on Saturday June 20 will be broadcast free-to-air on Channel 7.

The QClash against Gold Coast will occur later in the season.

Lions CEO Greg Swann said the club was delighted to be at home for the opening month.

He hoped the exceptional effort made by the Australian public in the fight to curb the spread of the Covid 19 virus could see restrictions on crowds lifted before the end of the season so Lions fans could once again see their team in action.

“This is positive news for us, while it is our fans that have made the Gabba such an imposing venue for visiting teams, there is no doubt our familiarity with the venue is beneficial for us,’’ he said.

“It is unheard of for us to have such an extended block of games in our home state and we aim to make the most of it.

“We are also thrilled to have a big free-to-air game against West Coast in that block.

“We understand that this draw could mean we have extra travel at the back-end of the season and we are prepared for that.

“Under coach Chris Fagan we have become a side that is happy to play anyone, anywhere at any time.

“And hopefully things continue to improve so we can play in front of our loyal members and fans later in the season.’’

Swann said the presence of four quality interstate teams in South East Queensland over the first month would provide excellent action for local fans.