Inner Brisbane events

Footy fanatics to cause chaos

A full week at Lang Park with State of Origin tonight and then a double-header this Friday night with two league games on the one night. Great for the fans but Friday’s early game start is likely to cause yet another melt-down for inner city traffic.

In April the Broncos had an early 6.30pm kick-off (to keep Channel 9 happy) and it caused a traffic scrum for Brisbane commuters. Tempers rose and the inconvenience was huge. Squeezing two games in will ensure league fanatics get a great night out this Friday but timing the game start with the end of week’s hectic after-work rush just doesn’t make sense.

It’s great to have a major sports stadium in the inner city but a bit of common sense with planning would be handy.