Adelaide Oval could still become host of the AFL Grand Final, but only if Queensland suffers a “complete disaster” of a COVID-19 outbreak before the game.

A growing cluster in Brisbane’s prison system has health authorities watching with a keen eye.

The cluster saw two new cases on Thursday, making up almost all of Queensland’s 30 active cases.

Brisbane was revealed as the host of this year’s final

Under current plans, the Gabba will host as many as 30,000 people on October 24 for the AFL Grand Final.

However, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young says that there is a chance that the number is not that big.

Ms Young says that the capacity could be cut back to 20,000, should the need arise.


A “complete disaster” over the next six weeks in the Sunshine State could, however, see the game moved to Adelaide Oval.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said earlier this week that SA’s health authorities would allow 25,000 to attend the game at the Oval.