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Queensland AFL hub makes sense: Lions CEO

“It makes sense for us to be in the mix,” Swann said.

“Obviously there’s a lot of other states trying to lobby for that but … we think we’ve got accommodation, we’ve got the best facilities, we’ve got the best weather, we’ve got two great grounds that you can play footy on every night.”

Swann expects the AFL to self-fund the costs associated with a hub setup, including acquiring testing kits and other resources, saying the league wouldn’t want to place any unnecessary burden on the health system.

He has also backed the cautious approach with planning a resumption, saying it is important to make sure the season isn’t halted again.

“Once we start we don’t want to stop. We want to keep the season going,” he said.

“We don’t want to play four games and have to stop because of an issue or whatever.

“That’s one of the reasons that we’re looking to take our time a little bit about when we come back because I think that is a major consideration.

“We want to make sure that all our ducks are in a row and that we get to play a season without hopefully further interruptions.”


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