GREATER Western Sydney will meet Gold Coast Suns at Mars Stadium with the club confirming it is headed to Ballarat for the round 17 AFL fixture.
The AFL will today confirm the Giants and the Suns will play in Ballarat on Sunday, with the game to start at 12.40pm.
The Giants, who are the designated home team, have confirmed the game, their first visit to Ballarat and the second game in the city this season.
Details of the Sydney Derby scheduled for the following round are yet to be finalised.
Giants chief executive David Matthews said the club was excited to head to the venue for the first time.
"We're delighted to be taking an AFL game to a regional part of Australia that rarely gets to host this kind of event," he said.
"This arrangement will see both teams remain in Victoria having played in Melbourne during round 16 and minimise travel during the current spike in COVID cases across the country.
"On behalf of the Giants and Suns, I'd like to thank the AFL and the Ballarat community for being so accommodating during this unique period and I know both clubs are looking forward to putting on a great game for the people of the local region."
Matthew said the Giants had explored options about possibly moving the game to Canberra and at this stage hope to return home for the round 18 clash with the Swans, or possibly play in the nation's capital.
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