Adele Concert Forces AFL Cup Final Relocation

March 20, 2017

The Australian Football League has signalled it is ‘disappointed’ after being forced to move the women’s grand final due to damage caused by music fans.

British singer Adele held two March concerts at Brisbane’s Gabba, during which the pitch was damaged by attendees. The surface has now been deemed unsafe, meaning that the climax of the Aussie rules football season has been forced to change location.

Brisbane Lions against Adelaide will now take place on the Gold Coast on Saturday, with both sides having indicated their frustration at the situation.

Brisbane chief Greg Swann said the club had been “absolutely let down”.

“Our question is why the grass was sown, knowing that there were games coming up. Why that’s been allowed to happen is beyond us,” he added.