A NEW COVID-19 outbreak in south-east Queensland won't stop Brisbane hosting up to 16,000 people for Sunday's clash with St Kilda.
The Queensland Government confirmed the state had discovered nine new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning.
While new restrictions will cap gatherings in Greater Brisbane at 10 and the rest of the state at 30, businesses with COVID-19 safe plans will be able to proceed as planned.
The Lions will be allowed a crowd of up to 16,000 for their date with the Saints, while the restrictions won't impact plans for Saturday's clash between the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne.
The Queensland Government remains hopeful of securing the rights to the Toyota AFL Grand Final at the Gabba with a decision to come next week.
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Clubs are still awaiting an outcome as to whether the AFL will stage a pre-finals bye following the home and away season, which would see the decider fall on the weekend of October 17 (no bye) or October 24 (with a bye).