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Football Queensland heads to new base in Logan

Football Queensland heads to new base in Logan
September 7, 2014

A new partnership between Logan City Council and Football Queensland will see the governing body of football in Queensland relocate its headquarters to Logan.

In an exciting development for sport in the city, the partnership presents the opportunity for Football Queensland to implement its vision to develop Meakin Park as the central hub of football in Queensland.

Logan City Council Sport and Community Services Chair, Councillor Phil Pidgeon said the relocation would not only promote the activation of the Meakin Park precinct but would bring a number of other benefits to Logan as well.

Councillor Pidgeon stated "the relocation of a major state sporting organisation such as Football Queensland will enhance the profile of sport in the city and potentially attract more regional, interstate and international visitors to Logan City."

Football Queensland Chief Executive Geoff Foster said relocation discussions had been happening for several years and it was great to see them come to fruition.

Foster added "the development of Meakin Park was the vision of Clem Jones and we are extremely grateful for Logan City Council's enthusiastic support of our vision for Logan to be the home of football in Queensland.

"Logan's strategic location with easy access in a major growth area make it the ideal position for our facility – we are looking forward to building on the excitement of the recent World Cup and upcoming AFC Asian Cup 2015."

Councillor Steve Swenson said he was pleased about Football Queensland's relocation and couldn't think of a better place than Logan.

He concluded "football is known across the globe as the world game, and, as one of the most multicultural cities in Australia, it is only fitting for Logan to become the centre of that in Queensland.

"The potential long-term development of Meakin Park into a state-of-the-art football facility is very exciting."

The Brisbane Strikers and Logan City Kings will continue to enjoy access to the Meakin Park facility.

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