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The surface was deemed unsafe after two March concerts by the British singer.

Brisbane won the right to host the decider after an undefeated season.

The AFL had already pushed the start of the planned men's opening round clash between Gold Coast and Brisbane - also set to take place at Metricon Stadium - from 6:25pm to 7:05pm in order to accomodate a potential "curtain raiser" Grand Final.

Lions chief executive Greg Swann said the club had been "absolutely let down by the ground staff" at the Gabba.

"Why was new turf laid straight after the Adele concerts knowing full well that there was AFL to be played in a matter of weeks?"

The Adele concert damaged the Gabba pitch.

The Lions have played their women's home games at the South Pine Sports Complex in Brendale, which has a capacity of just 3,000 and is unsuitable for the grand final.

"I would say because we have earnt the right", she said.

"Adele at Etihad (Stadium), OK for footy one week later", he said on Twitter.

"Who is liable for the embarrassing stuff up?"

Queensland Sports Minister Mick de Brenni had said earlier on Monday that "no stone is being left unturned in our efforts to see the game played at the Gabba".

".Transport arrangements are being developed to ensure ease of access for supporters".

While some criticism was directed towards the Gabba groundstaff with regards to the current state of the centre wicket, and at suggestions that eight months were needed to prepare for the Ashes, recently-retired Queensland wicketkeeper-batsman jumped to the defence of curator Kevin Mitchell Jr.

Lions' player Selina Goodman says they're bummed they won't be getting their standalone women's match.

It's understood that while some AFL commissioners voted for the game to be played at Adelaide Oval, where women's games have pulled big crowds, AFL chief Gillon McLachlan ruled it had to be in Queensland.

"The AFL is profoundly disappointed the Gabba surface is not able to be presented for the showpiece match", McLachlan said.

"The Brisbane Lions have earned the right to host the inaugural NAB AFLW grand final in their home state and it is extremely disappointing that the first-ever women's grand final can not be at the home of AFL football in Brisbane", he said.

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