By James Atkinson
The Bligh Government has passed special legislation to ensure alcohol will be available for Super Rugby fans during the Good Friday clash between the Queensland Reds and the ACT Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium.
Sport Minister Phil Reeves said it had been necessary to amend Queensland's Liquor Act to permit the sale of alcohol at the stadium, otherwise fans would have been in for a 'dry' game.
"It's an Aussie tradition to be allowed the choice of having a beer during the footy and we have made sure this will be the case on Good Friday," he said.
"We've now put Queensland on a level playing field with other states."
"Without this change, it's possible the planned Super 15's Rugby match at Suncorp could have been re-located interstate, disappointing fans and possibly affecting Queensland's reputation for conducting major events."
Reeves said that the change would take effect for all major sporting events at Stadiums Queensland venues into the future.