Melbourne Storm has today made the tough decision to again temporarily relocate from our home state of Victoria to Queensland after discussions with the NRL.
The decision has been made following assessment of the ongoing COVID-19 situation in Victoria and the risks associated with lockdown and potential changes to border restrictions.
Storm players, coaches and staff will fly direct to Brisbane in preparation for their clash with Newcastle Knights on Saturday. The location and details of this match are yet to be confirmed.
“We are really disappointed we won’t be able to play in front of our members and fans again this weekend as we hoped to,” Storm CEO Justin Rodski said.
“I know how much everyone connected with Storm - our players and staff through to our hugely loyal members and fans - was looking forward to it.
“There has been so much excitement and planning put into returning to AAMI Park but unfortunately the decision in the end was out of our hands.
“We will continue to work with the NRL and governments over the coming days to assess the situation in Victoria and plan our return as soon as possible.
“We know this will be extremely disappointing for our members and fans who have missed watching our team play live at AAMI Park. We hope to return again for our match against the Panthers and will provide an update as we get more detail.”
Members who have redeemed tickets for the match this weekend will not need to do anything but those who purchased additional tickets or upgraded will be provided a full refund.
Any fans who purchased tickets to the match will be contacted by Ticketek and provided a full refund.