Fremantle and Geelong will lock horns in Perth subsequent Thursday night time to open spherical 18, whereas Brisbane’s conflict with St Kilda this Saturday shall be performed on the Gold Coast.
The Lions have been initially scheduled to host the Saints on the Gabba, however the match will now be performed at Metricon Stadium as a result of COVID-19 state of affairs in Queensland.
Though Larger Brisbane stays a pink zone for journey from Victoria, it permits St Kilda to fly in and fly out of the Gold Coast through a constitution flight.
Supporters who’re based mostly in Larger Brisbane are permitted to journey to Metricon Stadium to attend the sport.
The AFL additionally confirmed the fixture for spherical 18, with solely the GWS versus Sydney derby on Saturday, July 17 but to have a venue finalised.
The extension of the Larger Sydney lockdown means there is a excessive probability the match must be performed exterior of NSW.
Fremantle have not appeared on a Thursday or Friday night time for 5 years, however that may finish subsequent week after they host Geelong at Optus Stadium.
Richmond will face Brisbane on the MCG on Friday night time, with Melbourne taking up Hawthorn on the identical venue the next day.
Gold Coast host the Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium on Saturday, with St Kilda fronting up in opposition to Port Adelaide at Marvel Stadium later that night time.
West Coast will journey to Adelaide to tackle the Crows on Sunday.
Collingwood face Carlton on the MCG earlier that day, with North Melbourne taking up Essendon at Marvel Stadium.
“I wish to acknowledge the GWS Giants and Sydney Swans soccer golf equipment who stay in Victoria – we are going to proceed to intently monitor the state of affairs in New South Wales and hope to reunite each golf equipment with their households as quickly doable,” AFL fixturing boss Travis Auld stated.
Spherical 18 (all instances in AEST)
Fremantle vs Geelong at Optus Stadium, 8.10pm
Richmond vs Brisbane on the MCG, 7.50pm
GWS vs Sydney at TBC, 1.45pm
Melbourne vs Hawthorn on the MCG, 4.35pm
Gold Coast vs Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium,4.35pm
St Kilda vs Port Adelaide at Marvel Stadium, 7.25pm
North Melbourne vs Essendon at Marvel Stadium, 1.10pm
Collingwood vs Carlton on the MCG, 3.20pm
Adelaide vs West Coast at Adelaide Oval, 4.40pm.