Roar-Victory match postponed due to lockdown

Dolphin Stadium, home of the Brisbane Roar for the 2020-21 A-League season Source: Getty Images

Sunday's A-League game between Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory has been postponed due to the Queensland government imposing a three-day lockdown for the greater Brisbane region.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the lockdown on Friday morning after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive to a new variant strain of COVID-19.

The lockdown, which comes into effect at 6pm on Friday, runs until 6pm on Monday and includes the Moreton Bay region which is where Redcliffe's Dolphin Stadium is located.

In a brief statement, the Roar announced details for the rescheduled match would be announced at a later date.

It is understood the Roar are hopeful the match won't be postponed for long.

The postponement is the latest impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on both the A-League and W-League seasons.

Fans attending Friday's match between the Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers have already been told they must wear masks while at McDonald Jones Stadium while residents of multiple NSW hotspots are not permitted to attend.

The crowd has also been capped at 25 per cent capacity due to government restrictions.

On Thursday, there were several changes to the fixture of both leagues due to border restrictions.

Perth's A-League opener against Adelaide United has been moved from January 16 to January 20, while the Glory's home game against Brisbane has been postponed.

Melbourne City's clash with Western United was brought forward from January 17 to January 16, while Newcastle's game against Brisbane was moved from February 6 to January 20.

In the W-League, Perth will now face Adelaide twice in five days (January 9 and 14) before hosting Brisbane on January 24.

City will now play consecutive derbies against Victory on January 10 and 17, with their away clash against Adelaide moved to January 21.

Source AAP