The AFL has today announced venue arrangements for the 2023 Smithy’s VFL Finals Series.
The GC SUNS currently sit top of the VFL ladder and have secured a top-four berth following Saturday’s come-from-behind QClash win over the Brisbane Lions.
It’s the second consecutive season in which the SUNS have qualified for VFL Finals and its first top-four finish.
Rhyce Shaw’s side will feature in a Qualifying Final on Saturday, September 2 or Sunday, September 3 with an opportunity to advance to a Preliminary Final.
The AFL has confirmed IKON Park will host the 2023 Smithy’s VFL Grand Final on Sunday, September 24 unless two Queensland-based teams are competing.
In the event of two Queensland-based teams reaching the 2023 Smithy’s VFL Grand Final, the match will be played on Sunday, September 24 at Brighton Homes Arena.
Admission prices for the 2023 Smithy’s VFL Finals Series Week 1-3 will be adults $15, concession/pensioners $10 and children under 15 free.
The AFL is pleased to confirm that seven matches in the 2023 Smithy’s VFL Finals Series will be broadcast live and free on the Seven Network. Queensland viewers can tune in to the coverage via 7plus. All finals, including the 2023 Smithy’s VFL Grand Final, will be streamed live and free on AFL.com.au and the AFL Live Official App.
The SUNS will round out its VFL home & away campaign against Carlton at Heritage Bank Stadium on Saturday, August 19.
2023 Smithy’s VFL Finals Series Structure
Saturday, August 26 and/or Sunday, August 27
Wildcard Game One: 7th vs 10th
Wildcard Game Two: 8th vs 9th
Qualifying and Elimination Finals
Saturday, September 2 and/or Sunday, September 3
First Qualifying Final: 1st vs 4th
Second Qualifying Final: 2nd vs 3rd
First Elimination Final: 5th vs Lowest-ranked Wildcard Round winner (becomes 8th)
Second Elimination Final: 6th vs Highest-ranked Wildcard Round winner (becomes 7th)
Saturday, September 9 and/or Sunday, September 10
First Semi Final: Loser of First Qualifying Final vs Winner of First Elimination Final
Second Semi Final: Loser of Second Qualifying Final vs Winner of Second Elimination Final
Saturday, September 16
First Preliminary Final: Winner of First Qualifying Final vs Winner of Second Semi Final
Second Preliminary Final: Winner of Second Qualifying Final vs Winner of First Semi Final
Sunday, September 24
Grand Final: Winner of First Preliminary Final vs Winner of Second Preliminary Final