THERE is "a real possibility" Gold Coast and West Coast could play in front of up to 1000 fans at Metricon Stadium on Saturday, Suns president Tony Cochrane has revealed.
Gold Coast chief executive Mark Evans made a submission, on the club's behalf, to the Queensland Government last week about having a limited crowd and could hear back as early as Tuesday.
Brisbane is reportedly hoping for a similar situation, given there were only three active COVID-19 cases in Queensland and no new ones as of Monday.
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"It's certainly a real possibility but we're not over the line yet," Cochrane told SEN radio.
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"We are waiting for more definition today from the state government.
"But it would appear we have a chance of doing a test crowd, for want of a better word, of up to maybe 1000 people and just seeing how that goes before they, perhaps, free it up even a bit more than that."
The Suns would run a ballot for club members, corporates and sponsors if the government gives them the green light to let fans into the stadium this weekend.
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Cochrane said the club received "some indications" on Monday it could hold a "test crowd".
"Maybe they'll come back and say, 'No, you can do only 400', so we're sort of in no-man's land a bit just at the moment," he said. "We're hopeful of hearing more today and obviously very hopeful of being able to do a small test crowd that will free up even more in the future."