Construction of Brighton Homes Arena continues apace, with the Lions’ new home base on-track for handover at the end of the 2022 AFL Premiership Season.

Sunny winter days have aided Hutchinson Builders’ construction programme, with the Queensland builders pouring suspended slabs for the Lions Training & Support Centre building and a community building that will house the Club’s café and bar, community meeting and function facilities, and a Multicultural Australia youth hub.

The arena grandstand is starting to take shape, with prefabricated concrete walls and block work in place ahead of a slab pour this week.

Structural steel installation has also commenced on the players’ gym roof and for the Lions’ indoor training oval that, upon completion, will be large enough to house Daniel Rich drop punts and provide heat and rain protection for skills and stoppage work.

Lions GM – Infrastructure, Strategy & Government Relations, Jake Anson, said that the Club is pleased with the pace of construction.

“The precinct is coming out of the ground rapidly and we are getting to the exciting point where players, staff and our funding partners can walk through the buildings and conceive how the arena will transform our ability to support athletes and engage with the community, Anson said. 

“Our community gym will come of the ground in the coming weeks and with roofing to soon commence Hutchies will be able to continue steadily during the wet season.”

“I am excited that Lions supporters will soon get to see the façade appear and experience other design elements that we have put tireless effort into to ensure this is Australia’s most impressive training venue and AFLW arena”.

Fans can keep up-to-date with construction progress on the Brighton Homes Arena website.