Populous designs new boutique stadium and training centre for Brisbane Lions

May 20, 2021

Populous is proud to have designed the new boutique 9,000 seat stadium and training facility for the Brisbane Lions AFLW and AFL teams. Brighton Homes Arena is located 30km south of Brisbane in Springfield, the complex will include a purpose-built elite training area with indoor field, gymnasium, a swimming pool and community spaces when construction is completed in late 2022.

The stadium will be utilised for AFLW Queensland, representative matches and junior development. With a huge increase in popularity of girls and women playing AFL, the new Brighton Homes Arena will provide opportunities and legacy for growing generations of AFLW players and supporters. The training facilities will cater to all levels from elite athletes to junior teams, promoting the development of talent across all ages.

This project will have a transformative impact upon our club’s ability to stage AFL women’s matches in a manner expected by our Queensland supporters. It will also improve development pathways for junior footballers from across southern Queensland and help our AFL and AFLW athletes to reach their full potential.

Greg Swann / Brisbane Lions CEO
  • Accessible by the neighbouring train station, the site will incorporate a café and adjoining community football fields for public use.

An administration centre with meeting rooms, an auditorium and café will provide new revenue streams for the Brisbane Lions club. The facility also aims to provide development programs and support for junior teams and the local Springfield community.

Brighton Homes Arena will be the first newly purpose-built sports facility to provide elite training amenities for both professional women’s and men’s AFL teams.

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