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The reason Queensland deserve to host the 2020 AFL Grand Final


Jonathan Brown says Queensland deserves to host the AFL Grand Final in 2020 due to the significant role they’ve played in keeping the current season alive.

All 10 Victorian clubs are currently based in various resorts and hotels around Queensland, with multiple games being played at Metricon Stadium and the Gabba every round.

The AFL are due to make a decision later this month on where this year’s Grand Final will be held as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in Victoria.

Brown said it was now a no-brainer to move football’s showpiece game to the sunshine state.

“It’s not only helped saved it, Queensland have saved the competition this year so I think it’s fair reward for the Grand Final to be held up there,” Brown said on Fox Footy.

“Even though last night it was fantastic to see the big crowd at Optus Stadium for the West Coast game, I think Queensland have earnt it and most teams are going to be based there.

“There seems to be a bit more (calmness) about Queensland.”

The Lions great’s only concern with the move would be the capacity of the Gabba, which can only hold around 37,000 compared to over 50,000 at Optus Stadium.

“37,000 compared to about 55,000 (capacity) in Perth (is the concern),” he said.

“That’s going to be a questionable one for the AFL and it’ll be a tough one.”

If the season continues as scheduled, the Grand Final is on track to be held in the middle of October.

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