With Queensland confirmed to host this year’s AFL grand final, questions loom as to how the event will be executed. So just how hard will it be to snag one of the 30,000 seats and how much will tickets cost? Here’s what we know.

It’s official  this year’s AFL grand final will be held in the Sunshine State.
The Gabba will no doubt be packed with local fans, eager to witness a historic sporting moment play out before their eyes, rather than on a television set.
But the unprecedented move has sparked several questions as to how the event will be executed.
How hard will it be to snag one of the 30,000 seats? Will a ticket cost you an arm and a leg? What about the Brownlow Medal?
Here’s what we know so far about this year’s Queensland AFL grand final.
How much will tickets cost?
This is the first time in the AFL’s 124-year history of grand finals that Queensland will play host, so tickets to this historic event won’t be cheap.
The crowd will also be a lot smaller this year, meaning there will be fewer tickets up for grabs.
The Gabba can seat about 30,000 people.(ABC Rae Allen)
The MCG holds about 100,000 people, whereas the Gabba only seats about 30,000.
To get a gauge of what ticket prices might be like this year, we looked at last year’s grand final sales where the cheapest adult ticket was $155 and the most expensive was $422.
On average, ticket prices tend to go up each year, so you can expect to pay more than that in 2020.
Can anyone buy a ticket?
Having the money might not be enough to score a ticket, AFL Fixtures boss Travis Auld said the code would prioritise club members.
“If Brisbane makes the grand final, then good luck getting a ticket for the Brisbane members,” he said.
“We’ll have to see who makes the grand final and allocate tickets with the membership base in the state.”
AFL Fixtures boss Travis Auld says “good luck” to Brisbane Lions fans hoping for a seat at the grand final.(AAP: Darren England)
Will the match be played at night?
For the first time, the grand final will be played under lights with first bounce tipped to be at 7:00pm on Saturday October 24.
Traditionally, grand finals are played at 2:30pm AEST, but there was some pressure among AFL decision-makers to make it a night-time event.
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said an evening match would give the code the “opportunity to make it a truly unique event”.
He said if there was success in holding the match at night this year, he would consider making it a new tradition for future grand finals.
There have also been calls for Australian musicians to perform at half-time, but there have so far been no hints as to which Aussie acts might grace the stage.
Will the Brownlow Medal also be held in Queensland?
We don’t know yet.
AFL fixtures boss Travis Auld said there had been discussions around the “format” of the Brownlow, which suggests the AFL’s most prestigious awards night could look slightly different to previous years.
He said the awards night would not be held in Melbourne, but said the new location would largely depend on the “format” of the event.
Nat Fyfe won the 2019 Brownlow Medal which is typically held at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne.(AAP: Michael Dodge)
At this stage it’s unclear whether players and their partners will be able to physically attend the event due to coronavirus restrictions.
“We just need to think about how we do that,” Mr Auld said.
“We need to work out whether we run it as an event with people attending, and we’ll work closely with the Queensland Government again on how that might occur.”
Will it be moved online, like many other events this year? Or will Queensland snag yet another major sporting event?
We’ll have to wait and see.
Will Victoria still get its public holiday?
Yes, Victorians can relax knowing they will still get a day off on October 23.
But this year, the state’s Premier, Daniel Andrews has renamed the holiday to ‘Thank You Day’.
Last month, Mr Andrews said Victorians had earned their public holiday after a “really, very, very difficult year”.