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Construction set to commence on Brisbane Lions new Springfield home

Construction set to commence on Brisbane Lions new Springfield home
March 6, 2020

With construction set to commence at The Reserve Community Arena in Springfield, the Brisbane Lions have shared the final renders of the design of what will be their new training and administration facility.

With preparatory earthworks finalised over the Christmas holidays, the latest renders show final design of the Lions new home. It includes a southern arena plaza that supporters will cross upon arrival from Springfield Central train station with an events lawn to host Lion Park activations and an indoor training field. The gardens will showcase the best of Brisbane’s subtropical flora, including species that flower in Lions colours throughout the season.

The arena renders also celebrate the Club’s heritage, with the grandstand paying homage to Fitzroy’s Brunswick Street Oval.

Spectator seating in the grandstand, hill areas and tiers around the oval have been designed to bring members and supporters as close to the game as possible while a flat oval surface will greatly-enhance fence line views of the action. A mix of seating and standing options and cover will improve the Lions match experiences in hot and wet weather.

With completion expected by November 2021 and the first AFLW matches planned for the venue in 2022, the Lions General Manager of Infrastructure, Strategy and Government Relations, Jake Anson stated “the past year has seen countless hours invested into selecting consultants and contractors, finishing our design, formalising our funding agreements and completing our lease and development approvals with Council.

“A new live-stream video on our Club website has been launched which shows fans our progress to date and will allow them to track our construction progress.

“Those earthworks will finish in the next four weeks with building construction to commence as soon as the site is ready.

The facility adds to Springfield’s other attractions, which include the Orion Lagoon and Robelle Domain family precincts, Orion Shopping Centre which continues to expand and one of Queensland’s best public-access golf courses at Brookwater.

Anson added “the Lions will host a number of events over the year ahead that provide construction updates and launch the public phase of our fundraising campaign, which will focus on raising the final funds for our new home with opportunities for our supporters to be a part of our Lions Legacy.”

Images show final renders of the Brisbane Lions new home at the Reserve Community Arena in Springfield.

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