GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Zac Bailey and his Lions team mates look dejected after losing the round 2 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Brisbane Lions at GMHBA Stadium on March 26, 2021 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Brisbane’s exit out of Melbourne has been put on hold as Lions players and staff are unsure when they will be allowed to return home.

According to Fox Sports’ Tom Morris, the Lions were on a bus to the airport when they were told to return to their hotel.

There are now fears the Lions may remain in Melbourne until their Thursday night clash against Collingwood.

The game is scheduled to be held at the Gabba, but the Magpies are lobbying for the game to be moved to Marvel Stadium. 

With the current COVID-19 outbreak in Brisbane, the game may also be moved to Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.

Brisbane was given an exemption to play against Geelong on Friday night, despite spectators and commentators told to evacuate the ground if they were in Brisbane before March 12.

However, all post-game interaction with the Lions was held over Zoom to separate the club from reporters.