BRISBANE has backed Gold Coast's push for a local hub to help games recommence, with the Queensland clubs joining forces in their bid to the AFL.
Lions chief executive Greg Swann echoed Suns boss Mark Evans comments last week when he stated that Queensland is "a very, very strong chance" to host a hub.
The AFL continues to look at different hub models to house players and staff from clubs to quarantine them as best possible from the spread of coronavirus.
Swann says playing games at the homes of the local rivals the - the Gabba and Metricon Stadium, which are a 45-minute drive apart – loomed as an obvious option.
"I know Mark Evans at the Suns pushed up being down at the Gold Coast and we certainly have been quietly lobbying for us to be a part of that as well. I think part of the criteria is that you have two stadiums you can play at," he said on Monday.
"Obviously the Gabba and Metricon are two AFL standard grounds, which tick that box. We're talking around June-July when we start, and the weather up here is the best in Australia at that time of the year. It makes sense for us to be in the mix. Obviously there's a lot of other states trying to lobby for that.
"I think for us we've got accommodation, we've got the best facilities, we've got the best weather, we've got two great grounds you can play footy on every night so we think we'd be in the mix."
The AFL will reveal plans of his targeted return date on May 11.
Swann said he believed the AFL's preferred model is to break the competition into three hubs of six clubs, saying to break up the League rather than have one single hub is "probably more logical".
Queensland's government announced it will be rolling back some of its COVID-19 restrictions from this weekend, including allowing travel up to 50km from a person's place of residence, visit national parks and to have a picnic.