Tens of thousands of football fans are making their way to Melbourne and Sydney for this weekend’s double-header of Grand Finals.

But, if you are staying in Brisbane to watch the games, you will still be able to soak up the hype, particularly with the first all-Queensland League Grand Final.

Mayowa Adeniyi reports.


There had been a lot of criticism about the cost of airfares for fans travelling to Sydney.

But that didn’t stop those waiting at Brisbane Airport for flights.

VOX 1: “We booked before the Broncos even made it but yeah.”

VOX 2: “Well I managed to have a few Frequent Flyer points, so I’m lucky.”

VOX 3: “It’s my birthday and my mum and dad are taking me down to Sydney.”

For those who can’t make it down to Sydney for the weekend, pubs and clubs all over the state are hosting a number of events to keep fans part of the action and cheer on a Queensland winner.

The council will screen the game live in King George Square.

The Normanby Hotel expects almost 15,000 people to crowd in for the League and AFL, and management is gearing up for what it calls the biggest weekend of the year.

Tristan James, Normanby Hotel Creative Director: “Amongst that we also have our Spring Break Festival on this weekend, already expecting around 15,000 people to attend, so clashing those two things together we’re going to have the best NRL party in Queensland this Sunday.”

The Pig’N’Whistle in Eagle Street will also screen the AFL Grand Final tomorrow , The Wallabies clash, the Rugby League and the Premier League.

Jack Nicholson, Venue Manager: “You’ve got the AFL Grand Final, NRL Grand Final, some UFC in the mix, you’ve got Australia-England so it’s pretty much a sport lover’s dream this weekend.”

And some have already begun with their celebrations early.

Mayowa Adeniyi, QUT News.