Brisbane Roar’s huge clash with Western Sydney Wanderers will be the hottest sporting ticket in town this weekend following confirmation the A-League game will go ahead at Moreton Daily Stadium this Saturday, 3 April.
The Australian Professional Leagues (APL) announced this morning that the Matchweek 15 fixture would proceed as planned after the Queensland Government lifted the lockdown in the Greater Brisbane region as of 12:00pm on Thursday.
Roar CEO David Pourre said the Easter Saturday encounter would be a brilliant occasion for Queensland sports fans.
“We’re delighted to be able to stage this match at our home venue at Moreton Daily Stadium and with a full Brisbane Roar fanbase behind us,” Pourre said.
“With no other professional sport happening in Brisbane this weekend, this is a great opportunity for families to get out and see some high-quality live sport.
“I encourage our members, fans and everyone attending the game to follow all State Government guidelines, including carrying masks at all times and observing social distancing as often as possible.
APL Commissioner Greg O’Rourke welcomed the decision of the Queensland Government which has now allowed the match to go ahead.
“The pandemic continues to challenge us all and we are grateful that the situation evolved in a way that the snap lockdown in Greater Brisbane could conclude today,” said O’Rourke.
“It is fantastic that we are now able to stage the match as scheduled for the benefit of the fans.
“Although the match will proceed, we urge all fans to observe the government regulations and advice in regards Covid safe practices.”
An announcement regarding the Roar’s Westfield W-League Semi Final against Melbourne Victory will be made once all match details are finalised.