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The Brisbane Lions have reached an AFL grand final for the first time since 2004 less than 12 months after moving into their state-of-the-art Springfield training facility, Brighton Homes Arena.

The article in  talks about their success and the move to Springfield.

“The football team were like nomads until they moved to Springfield,” said Bob Sharpless, Springfield City Group Deputy Chairman.

“Pre-season was always about trying to find an oval that they had access to. That varied from Coorparoo, Yeronga, Morningside … because the club don’t have access to the Gabba because it was being used for the cricket.

“The facilities they have are now the best in the competition, whereas where they were before, those facilities were a long way short of best in the competition.

“Just to have a home, to be able to train in the one spot, have all your gear in one spot, have your gym in one spot – it’s massive.”

Last month, the Brisbane Lions announced a new Club membership record with 52,373 fans signing on as members in season 2023.

We are proud the Brisbane Lions call Springfield city home, and wish them the very best this weekend!

Bob Sharpless interview with ABC –