2021 Covid Sport Updates & Stadium Attendance Restrictions
This article will provide ongoing updates on the impacts of Covid-19 on Australian sport and stadiums, including restrictions and event updates.
We've been lucky in Australia to be able to welcome big crowds back to stadiums to watch live sport, however there continues to be some restrictions in various states...
- Victoria entered an initial 7-day snap lockdown at 11:59pm on May 27 (extended to 14 days). Professional sport can continue, but no crowds are permitted. Scroll down for specific updates, including the impact on AFL matches.
Austadiums continues to have up-to-date schedules for all sports, while we also mark cancelled and postponed events accordingly. Events with restricted capacity or closed to the public are also marked as such, as are relocated events moved to neutral venues.
See below for current crowd restrictions in each Australian state and territory and keep scrolling to see updates for each sport and competition.
Stadium Attendance Restrictions – As at June 14*
|ACT||100% of seated capacity|
|NSW||100% of seated capacity||1 person per 2 square metres for non-seated areas|
|NT||100% of capacity|
|QLD||100% of capacity|
|SA||100% of capacity|
|TAS||100% of capacity|
|VIC||No Crowds||From May 28|
|WA||100% of capacity|
*This should be used as a guide only. Please check official government resources for clarification on current restrictions. It's common to have different capacity restrictions across venues within a state, depending on their individual COVID-Safe plans.
Sports & Competition Updates
For round 12, the Dreamtime at the G match has been relocated from the MCG to Optus Stadium - other Victorian games are TBC. That follows various changes to round 11 fixtures including the Gold Coast Suns v Hawthorn moved from TIO Stadium to the SCG and Richmond v Adelaide moved from the MCG to Giants Stadium, while remaining games in Melbourne were played in front of empty stadiums. View the updated fixture for all changes..
AFL FIXTURE | Stream on Kayo
Game 1 of the State of Origin series has been relocated from the MCG to Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville.
Melbourne Storm's home game against the Titans has been relocated from AAMI Park to Sunshine Coast Stadium.
NRL FIXTURE | Stream on Kayo
Friday's match between Western United and Melbourne Victory will proceed at AAMI Park in front of no fans, while Saturday's Melbourne City v Newcastle Jets fixture at the same venue has been postponed. Monday's Western United v Macarthur FC game has been relocated to Leichhardt Oval.
A-LEAGUE FIXTURE | Stream on Kayo
Both Victorian teams have relocated to Queensland, with the upcoming two home games for Melbourne United and SE Melbourne Phoenix against Cairns Taipans relocated to the Cairns Pop-Up Arena.
NBL FIXTURE | Stream on Kayo
Two round 6 fixtures scheduled for Melbourne have been relocated to NSW and QLD. View the updated schedule..
SUPER NETBALL FIXTURE
The Winton Supercars event this weekend has been postponed. The proposed new event dates will be 31 July - 1 August 2021.
Stay tuned on this article as we’ll continue to update the information for each sport and competition as it comes to hand. Keep on visiting Austadiums to view up-to-date sports fixtures and event schedules around Australia.