Capital Football are set to announce an increase to its crowd cap in time for Saturday's National Premier League men's and women's grand finals.
The league has applied to for an exemption to what has been a 200-person limit at recent games after ACT Health flagged new COVID-safe protocols this week which could pave the way for larger sporting crowds in the capital.
Crowds at major sporting events have slowly increased since Australia came out of severe lockdown restrictions earlier this year, and Canberra passed its biggest test last weekend after 6000 people were allowed at both the Super Rugby AU grand final on Saturday, and the Raiders-New Zealand Warriors match barely 18 hours later.
"ACT Health has received an exemption request from Capital Football in relation to its NPL Mens and Womens Grand Finals this weekend and is currently in the process of considering this request," an ACT Health Spokesperson said.
Capital Football is in the process of informing its clubs about an expected crowd increase before making a public announcement on Thursday morning.
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Their local leagues culminate at Deakin Stadium in a huge Saturday of soccer. Canberra Croatia host Gungahlin United in the men's grand final, after Canberra Croatia square off against Belconnen United in the women's decider.
Saturday's grand finals will likely fall into what the government has deemed a Class B category, which covers events of 101 to 500 people.
The government will also consider a possible crowd raise should the Raiders host Cronulla in an elimination final.