Gold Coast needs to earn the right to play a first-up home game – Packer
The comments by Packer come after the Round 1 clash for season 2009/10 between the Roar and United was moved from Skilled Park to the Roar’s Suncorp Stadium, a move which has angered United officials.
But Packer says that hard work needs to be done by the first-year club to gain such rewards.
"It should be at our ground. We are the side that has been here for four years - they should have the hard trip," he said.
"Suncorp Stadium is the best stadium in the state if not the country.
"It should be at that ground. They are a new side and it should be tough for them - they can't expect an easy game first up.
“Hopefully we get a nice big win – it would be perfect for us.”