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The family will love this ultimate day out at the Lions
The Lions are the pride of Brisbane town. Show your support by attending a game at the Gabba and cheering them on to make the finals!
Since the Brisbane Lions club was formed in 1996 (after the merger) it is the equal-most successful AFL club of the 21st century along with Geelong. The Lions were in the Grand Finals from 2001 through to 2004 and won the premiership in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
Round 2: Sun 30 March - Lions v Geelong Cats Round 5: Thur 17 April - Lions v Richmond Round 7: Sat 3 May - Lions v Sydney Swans
Round 8: Sat 10 May - Lions v Essendon Round 10: Bye Round 11: Sat 31 May - Lions v Carlton
Round 13: Sat 14 June - Lions v GWS Giants
Round 15: Sat 28 June - Lions v North Melbourne
Round 17: Sat 12 July - Lions v West Coast Eagles
Round 18: Sat 26 July - Lions v GC Suns
Round 20: Sun 10 August - Lions v Adelaide Crows
Round 22: Sun 24 August - Lions v Fremantle
Lions tickets are available from Ticketmaster and vary in cost for adults from $25.50 through to $61 depending on where you want to sit. Compared to other football codes, the Lions ticket prices are competitive and good for families. Prices cater for adults, families of 2 adults and 2 children, concessions and juniors. Juniors are classed as children 6 to 14 years of age. There are also gold class and member tickets for those who are interested.
If you sign up to the Ticketmaster mailing list the Lions often have package of 3 game tickets and other value for money deals.
A day at the Lions is a great family day out. They have regular promotions and kids can join the Gabba Gang. This Lions kids club is free to join and offers a membership card, invitation to footy clinics run by players, competitions and activities with chances to in prizes, and a VIP pass to the Lions Park on game day.
The kids will love this day out.
Brisbane Lions promotional gear is available for purchase at the game or from the online Lions shop as well as at the club.
The Lions play at the Gabba close to public transport and plenty of restaurants and pubs including the Pineapple Hotel and the Story Bridge Hotel.
How to get there:
Free travel with Brisbane Transport and Queensland Rail. On most major event days public transport is free with your event ticket (excluding RailBus and Brisbane City Council Ferrier/City Cats). You will be required to present your event ticket to make use of this complimentary service.
Park Road (on the Cleveland, Gold Coast and Beenleigh lines) is the closest train station to The Gabba. The station is approximately a 1.3km walk from the venue. Alternatively, catch a train to either South Bank or Roma Street stations and connect with a Gabba bus service to the Woolloongabba busway.
Woolloongabba Busway is the closest bus station to the Gabba. In addition to the regular bus services, on major match days an enhanced shuttle bus operation is in place from Carindale, Chermside, Eight Mile Plains and Brisbane City to the Gabba.
For more information about public transport services and times please visit the Translink website.