Gold Coast Suns v Geelong Cats tickets on sale now

Date published: 15 February 2018

Tickets for the Gold Coast Suns vs Geelong Cats pre-season game are on sale now.

The game will be held on March 4 at Riverway Stadium.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said having the Gold Coast Suns play Geelong in the first match of Gary Ablett’s return shows that we are a major sporting destination in Australia.

“Townsville is cementing its reputation as the premier sporting city in Northern Australia,” Cr Hill said.

“This game between the Suns and the Cats should be one for the fans to savour with Gary Ablett back in the blue and white against the team he used to captain.

“It is important that we support the game through buying tickets as Townsville wants to host a regular season AFL game in the next couple of years.”

Cr Hill said these major sporting events are a big economic opportunity for local businesses.

“Hosting major sporting events such as the AFL, provides a real economic boost to the region and helps to create jobs for locals,” Cr Hill said.

Councillor Maurie Soars, an active member of the Townsville AFL community, said he is excited to see the national competition come to the city.

“Townsville is a very sport-centric city, and we have a lot of talented athletes competing all over the world,” Cr Soars said.

“Bringing the AFL competition to Townsville is a great way to encourage locals to get involved and develop AFL in North Queensland.

“Townsville is a key recruitment area for the Gold Coast Suns and I hope that locals head out and support what is sure to be an exciting game.”