The Gold Coast SUNS remain hopeful of having members and fans attend games live in coming weeks after the Queensland Government confirmed there would be no crowds allowed at Metricon or the GABBA this weekend for Round 2.

SUNS CEO Mark Evans said the club is working with Queensland Health and the AFL to gain approval for phase one of crowds returning.

He said phase one could see a small number of people attend the club’s games and that crowds would likely grow as the season progressed.

“We would love to see our members – even if only a small number to begin with – be able to safely cheer on their SUNS live at Metricon Stadium,” Mr Evans said. 

“We are working with Queensland Health and have submitted a plan for a safe return of crowds. This is being considered and we hope will see some level of crowds allowed at Queensland AFL games in coming weeks.”

Mr Evans said Queensland Health will advise a range of guiding principles for major venues in coming days to help shape appropriate social distancing and hygiene measures. 

“We will do everything we can to satisfy the Queensland Health department so that we can host some of our members at Metricon Stadium, hopefully from Round 3 onwards, should that be possible,” he said.

“We thank our members and supporters for their continued patience and for backing their club and we promise to be in contact with updates as they come to hand.”

Mr Evans encouraged SUNS fans to watch or listen to the club’s clash with West Coast Eagles this Saturday night and engage with the club via its social media channels.