The AFL confirms Fremantle’s Round Eight match against the Brisbane Lions scheduled for Optus Stadium will be relocated to The Gabba with their Round 21 match-up to be switched to Optus Stadium.


The day and time for the Round Eight match-up remains unchanged with the game against the Brisbane Lions to commence at 4:40pm AEST on Sunday, May 9.


Fremantle will travel to Queensland on Wednesday, May 5 and will be based on the Gold Coast before travelling to Melbourne for their Round Nine match against Essendon at Marvel Stadium on Sunday, May 16.


The AFL is working closely with both Western Australian-based teams and any decision made is in consultation with respective State Governments and aims to minimise any potential disruption and risk for both the clubs and the broader competition.


AFL Executive General Manager Football Operations Steve Hocking said the health and safety of everyone remains paramount and the league would continue to take the advice of governments and health officials.


“The health and safety of everyone in the game and the wider community remains the priority as we continue to navigate the pandemic,” Mr Hocking said.


“Our competition will continue to remain adaptable as we navigate the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season and the AFL thanks both clubs, players and the AFLPA, venues, governments, and supporters for their understanding.”




Sunday May 9


Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle               The Gabba (FOX)                     4:40pm (EST)


MemberHQ will be in contact via email today to members to confirm ticketing arrangements. The member ticketing hub on myLions will also be updated HERE


Seasonal Reserved Seat Member Access


Seasonal Reserved Seat members including Corporate Facility Holders will sit in their regular reserved seats and mobile tickets will be available 72 hours pre-game via the Lions app or myLions account as usual.


Other Onsale times


3-Game Reserved Seat, Flexi Member and Guest Pass redemptions via myLions Account – 3pm Tuesday 4 May

Corporate Onsale via myLions Account - 3pm Tuesday 4 May

General Admission members via Ticketmaster - 10am Wednesday 5 May

General Public Onsale via Ticketmaster – 10am Wednesday 5 May


MemberHQ will be very busy this week due to this late change, and we appreciate your understanding and patience at this time.


The game will be broadcast live via Foxtel and Kayo, and the Seven Network in Queensland and Western Australia.