NAB AFLW Grand Final Brisbane Lions v Adelaide Crows on Saturday 25 March 2017

  • DateSATURDAY 25 MARCH 2017
  • Time12.55pm

  • EventNAB AFL Women's Grand Final
  • TeamsBrisbane Lions v Adelaide Crows
  • DateSaturday 25 March 2017
  • Shuttle Services Commence11.15am from Nerang Station, Boowaggan Road Park 'n' Ride & Broadbeach South Station
  • Gates Open11.30am
  • Centre Bounce12.55pm
  • PresentationApprox. 2.58pm
  • Seating Cleared3.40pm
  • Entertainment4.00pm - 5.00pm at the Fifth Quarter Bar (inc. presentation of premiership players)
  • Venue Reopens4.30pm (for customers ticketed to Round 1 only)

This event is a general admission event only and attendance is subject to capacity.

Tickets are not required for the AFL Women’s Grand Final between the Brisbane Lions & Adelaide Crows, the venue will however be cleared following the conclusion of the match and reopen to customers ticketed to the Gold Coast SUNS v Brisbane Lions Round 1 match at 4.30pm.

Please note that entertainment, access to food and beverage outlets and the presentation of the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Premiership Team will take place at the Fifth Quarter Bar and is accessible by ticketed and non-ticketed customers.

The venue will be cleared of non-ticketed customers at 5.00pm.

Match-Day

Entry to the NAB AFL Women’s Grand Final is free of charge.

To watch the QClash match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions, beginning at 7.05pm AEST, fans must have a valid match ticket or membership and follow the instructions below.

For fans who don’t have a valid ticket or membership, tickets can be purchased on the day via the venue box office located at Gates 1 & 3 (subject to availability and capacity) or prior to the event via ticketek.com.au, or in person at any Ticketek Agency.

At 12.00pm the venue box offices at Gates 1 & 3 will open for fans to purchase tickets to the QClash match, between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions, subject to availability and capacity.

At 3.40pm Fans wishing to stay between matches and/or see the AFLW Premiers presented on stage will be directed to The 5th Quarter Bar at Gate 2.

The seating bowl at Metricon Stadium will be cleared of all patrons, including all those holding a valid QClash ticket, Gold Coast Suns or Brisbane Lions membership.

Fans may exit the ground via Gates 1, 3 & 5 at any stage.

Between 4.00-5.00pm entertainment will be provided, with food and beverage available for purchase at The 5th Quarter Bar.

The winning team will be presented on The 5th Quarter Bar stage at approximately 4.30pm.

Patrons at The 5th Quarter Bar staying on for the QClash match and holding a valid QClash ticket, Gold Coast Suns or Brisbane Lions membership, must exit via Gate 2 and re-enter via Gates 1 or 3. Re-entry will not be possible via Gate 2.

Please note capacity of The 5th Quarter Bar will be on a first come, first served basis.

At 4.30pm Gates 1 & 3 will re-open for entry for those with a valid QClash match ticket, Gold Coast Suns or Brisbane Lions membership.

At 4.40pm A NEAFL practice match between Gold Coast Suns reserves and Brisbane Lions reserves teams commences

At 7.05pm the Gold Coast Suns vs. Brisbane Lions match commences.

Transport

Getting to the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Grand Final on Saturday 25 March 2017 at Metricon Stadium

Please note that there will be no public parking available at Metricon Stadium for the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Grand Final, and parking restrictions will be enforced in the areas surrounding Metricon Stadium. Valid parking permits are required to access Metricon Stadium’s car parks, without these permits vehicles will be refused entry. Permits are not available for purchase by the public.

All permit holders are advised to refer to the stadium precinct map for specific location of Metricon Stadium car parks or on the reverse side of their parking permit.

A limited number of Persons With a Disability (PWD) car parking spaces are available in the Red Car Park at Metricon Stadium for holders of a valid, government issued disability parking permit. These car parks will be issued to customers on a first in, first served basis on event day.

For more information on PWD Parking, please visit the Disabled Access page or contact Metricon Stadium Management on (07) 5644 6200 or info@metriconstadium.com.au between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

There will be no parking on roadways within the designated Traffic Management Area on event days and any vehicles not abiding by these restrictions can and will be towed away.

Free Transport with TransLink

Passengers attending the NAB AFL Women’s Grand Final will travel FREE with TransLink to and from the event on scheduled Surfside bus, Queensland Rail and G:link services (conditions apply).

Boowaggan Road Park ‘n’ Ride
Cnr of Boowaggan Road & Robina Parkway, Merrimac

Metricon Stadium offers patrons a Park ‘n’ Ride facility on Boowaggan Road, Merrimac. The car park opens at approximately 11:00am and will close approximately 1 hour after the final siren of the AFL match. There is limited parking available at Boowaggan Road Park ‘n’ Ride.

Shuttles Bus Times
To Metricon Stadium: 11.15am – 1.00pm
From Metricon Stadium:  3.30pm – 4.30pm (minimal services will operate between the end of the match and 3.30pm, then again from 4.30pm until the commencement of the AFL game at 7.05pm)

Train

Customers attending the event can catch regular Queensland Rail train services from any station on the Gold Coast line to Nerang station for free then board a free event shuttle bus to Metricon Stadium from the eastern side of Nerang station or walk to the stadium (approx. 2.4kms).

Shuttles Bus Times
To Metricon Stadium: 11.15am – 1.00pm
From Metricon Stadium: 3.30pm – 4.30pm (minimal services will operate between the end of the match and 3.30pm, then again from 4.30pm until the commencement of the AFL game at 7.05pm)

Train Times
Arrive Nerang Station Pre-Event
Southbound (from Brisbane): 11.42am, 12.12pm, 12.42pm, 12.57pm, 1.12pm
Northbound (from Varsity Lakes): 11.49am, 12.19pm, 12.49pm, 1.19pm

Depart Nerang Station Post-Event
Northbound (to Brisbane):
 4.04pm, 4.19pm, 4.49pm, 5.19pm, 5.49pm
Southbound (to Varsity Lakes): 4.12pm, 4.42pm, 5.12pm, 5.42pm

Click here to view the Nerang Station Map

Bus – Broadbeach South Station
Corner Pacific Fair Drive and Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

Customers attending the event can catch any regular Surfside bus or G:link tram service to Broadbeach South Station for free and then board a free event shuttle bus to Metricon Stadium.

Shuttles Bus Times
To Metricon Stadium: 11.15am – 1.00pm
From Metricon Stadium: 3.30pm – 4.30pm (minimal services will operate between the end of the match and 3.30pm, then again from 4.30pm until the commencement of the AFL game at 7.05pm)

Click here to view the Broadbeach South Station Event Bus Stop location map.

Return Transport Options

Return event shuttle buses run from Metricon Stadium to the following locations for this event:

– Nerang Station
– Broadbeach South Station
– Boowaggan Road Park ‘n’ Ride

Services will also operate to and from the above locations for the Toyota AFL Premiership Season match between Gold Coast SUNS & Brisbane Lions, for detail timings for this event click here.

To plan your travel using public transport please visit www.translink.com.au or call 13 12 30 anytime.

Private Parking Operators
There are a number of private operators that offer paid car parking in close proximity to the stadium. These parking options are privately run and are not associated with Metricon Stadium. Please note these parking options may vary at any time at the discretion of the car park operator. Some operators include:

  • Emerald Lakes Golf Club – Corner Alabaster Drive & Nerang-Broadbeach Road
  • Islamic School – Chisholm Road

Drop Off & Pick Up
A public drop-off & pick up point is located on the southern side of Nerang-Broadbeach Road. This drop off zone is accessed by taking the first left after Alabaster Drive, when travelling westbound on Nerang-Broadbeach Road.

The public drop-off and pick up location is also for use by ride share vehicles such as Uber.

Broadbeach South Station and Nerang Station are also drop off & pick up locations. Customers can then board one of the free event shuttle buses to and from Metricon Stadium.

Coach & Bus Parking
A limited number of coach parking spaces are available in the Blue Car Park at Metricon Stadium for $25.00 per vehicle, however these must be booked in advance through Metricon Stadium Management.

Please contact Metricon Stadium Management on (07) 5644 6200 or email info@metriconstadium.com.au between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday to book coach parking in the Blue Car Park.

Mini-Bus Drop Off/Pick Up
A mini bus drop off/pick up will operate from the public drop-off & pick up point located on the southern side of Nerang-Broadbeach Road. This drop off zone is accessed by taking the first left after Alabaster Drive, when travelling westbound on Nerang-Broadbeach Road.

Please note that the Metricon Stadium Bus Hub is for TransLink event shuttle buses only.

Taxi
For major events a designated taxi rank will operate in front of the new sports hall to the west of Metricon Stadium. i The closest stadium entry/exit point for the taxi rank is Gate 3. Taxis will be permitted to drop off and pick up passengers at this location only.

Limousines
Hire vehicles (limousines) holding an L, SL or HC licence plate are permitted to drop off & pick up at Metricon Stadium in the Red Car Park outside Gate 5.

All other standard sized forms of hire transport are to use the Public Drop Off & Pick Up point on the southern side of Nerang/Broadbeach Road. Limousines who intend to re-enter the car park to collect their guests at the end of the event are required to collect a limousine re-entry pass on exit from the Red Car Park.

Gold Coast SUNS Press Release - Monday 20 March 2017

Gold Coast SUNS Chief Executive Mark Evans has declared that Saturday’s AFLW Grand Final and QClash13 game will be a “Festival of Football” at Metricon Stadium.

“We are thrilled that Metricon Stadium will host Saturday’s NAB AFLW Grand Final between the Brisbane Lions and Adelaide,” Evans said.

“The AFLW competition has had an incredible impact on the sporting landscape across the country and we look forward to working with the AFL, and the two clubs involved to ensure this showpiece event is a success.

“This outcome is fantastic for AFL in Queensland. To have a Festival of Football collection of matches on the Coast where we host the first ever Women’s Grand Final followed by the QClash – Lions against Gold Coast – will be an event you will not forget.

Evans said the club was working with the AFL to develop a program of activities for the day and believes Gold Coasters would get to Metricon Stadium to support Queensland’s AFL clubs.

“We are now in the process of finalising a full day of activity for the Festival of Football and importantly everyone is welcome,” Evans said.

“I think we have to regard the Brisbane girls as the Queensland team, and to see them here for the Festival of Football, that’s three Queensland teams all in action on the one day will be one of the most iconic AFL events Queensland has ever seen.

“I know there will be some of the Gold Coast-based girls who will be so excited because their families and friends will be able to come along, but equally, we hope all the people in Brisbane come down to the game and experience the first ever Grand Final outside of Victoria, male or female, and then stay for the match against the Gold Coast and the Lions.”

“Metricon Stadium is a great venue and I know everyone who comes here will have the most amazing time, and if you need tickets for the QClash, visit ticketek.com.au and to get your seats.”

Further information and a full list of activities will be published shortly.

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