Logan roars as home of football
Published: 01 Mar 2016
The City of Logan has become the home of football in Queensland, with the state’s only A-League team, three-time premiership winning Brisbane Roar and the state’s largest football zone, Football Brisbane, now calling the city home.
Both groups will move to facilities at Logan Metro Sports Park, in Heritage Park; with the Brisbane Roar set to move its administration and operations divisions to the city in a matter of weeks.
The move will give the Roar its first permanent home and base of operations, with the club and Council coming to an agreement for a long-term lease.
In addition, Australia’s largest football zone, Football Brisbane, which controls and administers community players and competition across five local government areas, will base its operations and develop new facilities at Logan Metro.
Logan Mayor Pam Parker said football’s move to Logan was a coup for the city, and demonstrated Logan was the ideal location for major sporting operations in South-East Queensland.
“The Brisbane Roar currently sit in third place in this year’s A-League season, and are considered one of the competition’s teams to beat,” she said.
“Here in Logan, we have so much talent, and a real passion for sport – our city has produced countless sports stars across all codes, and is home to a number of the region’s most prolific and historic football clubs.
“Now, Logan will be home to football’s state body, our regional administrative body, and the state’s only A-League team, making us the home of football in Queensland.
“Football Brisbane have committed to a long-term vision for the site, and will make a significant capital investment into our city as a result.
“I’m excited for the future of sports in Logan, and seeing future national football stars born and bred in Logan.”
Final site details are being finalised, but will include administration buildings, change rooms, car parks, and sporting fields.
The Brisbane Roar are due to move into surplus Council facilities at the northern end of the site as soon as maintenance and outfitting is complete.
The deal will see both organisations sign extended leases with generous extension options to guarantee tenure and longevity at the venue.
Full details include:
- Creation of Logan Metro Sports Park as a premier sporting facility with two precincts being developed.
- Southern Precinct to include:
- Three community full-sized rectangular pitches, suitable for football, rugby league/union, touch football and other sports
- An administration centre and office facilities to house Football Brisbane
- High quality change rooms
- Associated fitness and work rooms for high performance training
- A canteen
- Northern Precinct to include:
- Brisbane Roar FC to move into surplus Council facility following maintenance, upgrades and office outfitting
- Will house club administration and operations
- Development of premier sports facility to the northern end to an A-League / elite performance standard.
- New car parks will be created as an overall development to the site
- Future potential facility development includes the building of an artificial pitch and grandstand capable of hosting A-League / NRL preseason or W-League season matches.