- Brisbane Roar FC staged first double-header since 2019 and housed over 10,000 thousand fans at Suncorp Stadium
- The Roar’s Isuzu UTE men’s A-League side recorded first back-to-back wins since March 2022 and sit one point from the top of the ALM ladder
- The last time Brisbane Roar were top of the ALM ladder was April 2016
- The Roar’s Liberty women’s A-League side played at Suncorp Stadium for the first time since 2019 and maintain their spot (5th) on the ALW ladder
- Brisbane Roar host first Indigenous Round of A-League – sell out of limited-edition jerseys
Brisbane Roar FC has maintained their elevated positions on both the men’s and women’s A-League Championship ladders, after a thrilling double-header at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday. It was the club’s first double-header since 2019.
The Isuzu UTE men’s A-League side secured a 2-1 win over Perth Glory FC on Sunday. This follows their 2-1 win against the Central Coast Mariners and makes it their first back-to-back wins since March 2022.
The Roar’s Liberty women’s A-League side – who played at Suncorp Stadium for the first time since 2019 – gave fans an exciting game against Adelaide United and secured a 1-1 draw.
Despite a tired pitch and a late decision by Translink to reduce free shuttle services for fans to attend Suncorp Stadium, over 10,000fans walked through the gates on Sunday to cheer on their teams.
Kaz Patafta, Brisbane Roar’s CEO, thanked fans for getting behind their club. “It was an extraordinary performance by our teams and was made all the more exhilarating thanks to our growing supporters. Each week they are getting behind their club and the players are certainly feeling it.”
“With regards to the pitch, while it had been deemed safe and approved for play by A-League’s standards, we agree with fans that the pitch was tired and not at the standard and quality we anticipate and expect for our matches at Suncorp Stadium,” explained Patafta.
“We look forward to offering more blockbuster events such as this throughout the season and will continue to listen and learn from each matchday, focusing upon improving and providing our Brisbane Roar family a great matchday experience. Unfortunately, matters which involved pitch quality and transportation were out of our control, but we are working collaboratively with key stakeholders to have issues resolved,” added Patafta.
Brisbane Roar was the first club in the A-League to kick-off the important cultural indigenous round. To celebrate, both the men and women’s Roar team ran onto the pitch during Sunday’s double-header wearing a special, limited-edition, indigenous jersey.
“The indigenous round was important and demonstrates the club’s respect for all people, regardless of backgrounds. It was a club and A-league first and given the sell-out of the limited-edition indigenous jerseys, it’s clear how much this meant to our fans and our community,” added Patafta.
This weekend Brisbane Roar’s women’s team will take a rest, while the men’s side take on Western Sydney Wanderers FC on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium.
Roar will enter the game on Friday night fourth on the ladder and just a single point shy of the Wanderers. Roar could take a temporary seat at top of the table with a win over the league leaders on Friday night.