Seven News revealed on Thursday night that Suncorp Stadium has been approved to host an NRL first, with all 16 clubs to play at the stadium over the course of one round.
During the 2019 season, the NRL will host a full round at Suncorp Stadium, with all eight matches coming over a four-day span.
It is believes the stadium will see at least 150,000 through its doors that weekend.
7 News can exclusively reveal @SuncorpStadium has been approved to host an entire round of the NRL next year. In front of more than 150,000 fans, all 16 clubs will play games over four days in Brisbane. @ChrisGarry7 @NRL #NRL #7News pic.twitter.com/7TAvCZ2OzT
— 7 News Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) April 12, 2018
The round would likely take place in May, 2019, with one Thursday game, two on Friday, three on Saturday with the final two games taking place on Sunday.
“From a fan’s point of view, I think it’s ideal. I think it’s a sensational idea, and people will turn up in droves,” Trevor Gillmeister told Seven News.
“I think it’s a reward for the amount of times they turn up to Broncos games and State of Origin games.”
After missing out on the rights to host the grand final, the plan was financially backed by the Queensland government, and will be approved by NRL CEOs this week.