Council hopeful of luring Lions

WORTH A TRY: Logan City Council will soon be submitting an Expression of Interest for the development of a state of the art training and administration facility for AFL club Brisbane Lions.
WORTH A TRY: Logan City Council will soon be submitting an Expression of Interest for the development of a state of the art training and administration facility for AFL club Brisbane Lions.

LOGAN may be regarded as rugby league heartland, but the sport's stranglehold on the city could soon be under threat.

Logan City Council is hopeful of luring the Brisbane Lions by confirming they would lodge an Expression of Interest for the construction of the AFL club's new high performance headquarters.

The Lions have called for submissions from land owners and managers for the development of a new state of the art training and administration facility away from the Gabba, which will remain their home game venue.

The thought of a cutting edge precinct slap bang in a region brimming with gifted athletes has local junior Aussie Rules clubs licking their lips.

Springwood Pumas president Andrew Hickman believed the facility would not only see junior playing numbers soar, but also contribute greatly to junior player development.

"I don't think it would have any financial benefits in the early stage but having a greater profile of AFL in the city can only be a good thing," he said.

"No doubt their presence would have a positive impact for the city and sporting clubs and generate more junior numbers for the clubs.

Logan already boasts the Lions' social club Lions@Springwood, but a permanent move to Logan would cement the city as the Lions' official home away from home.

Council would not reveal any potential sites for the multi-million dollar development, but has every reason to feel confident given their existing relationship with the club.

The sports training precinct will include a gymnasium, rehabilitation pool, meeting rooms, multimedia communication centre and an indoor sports hall for basketball, netball and other sports.

While the facility would predominately be used by the Lions, it would also be available for local schools, sporting clubs and community groups to utilise.

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