The Brisbane Lions are celebrating smashing the Club’s membership record, with 43,319 members going ALL IN and signing up for the 2022 seasons.

Some old, some young, some near, some far, and some four-legged too, so from us to you we say a very big THANK YOU.

The milestone comes off the back of sustained on-field performances from both our AFL and AFLW sides since 2017, which has seen the Club more than double its membership in six years.

284,000 – that’s the total crowd number that has flocked to the Gabba this year, with four games selling out and making it our best attended AFL season since 2010.

Hosting Collingwood in the Easter Thursday clash was the highest attended game with 32,312 people packing the stands.

Lions CEO Greg Swann paid tribute to the vocal members in Brisbane, Melbourne and from right around the country.

“On behalf of the entire Club; our players and staff, a sincere thank you to our 43,319 members for your ongoing support, passion and dedication,” he said.

“Our members are this Club’s lifeblood. We are incredibly grateful for each and every one of you for getting behind both of our AFL and AFLW teams.

“There is nothing better than seeing a sea of maroon, blue and gold filling the Gabba, or walking into Marvel Stadium or the MCG and seeing the Fitzroy strip.


“Like a lot of you, we continue to feel the effects of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, and that’s what makes celebrating this membership milestone just that bit more special.”

A record number of people have signed up for AFLW memberships, and our Victorian membership base remains strong.

It’s not the only record the Club has broken this year, one lucky member pocketed $68,272 in Round 23 as the Lions offered fans the chance to win the biggest 50-50 charity raffle in Australia’s history.

Two Hyundai cars were given away in 2022 and members were celebrated in Round 21 as part of Hyundai Members Round and the Back our Lions campaign which saw 26 Lions members have their name etched on the back of a player’s guernsey.

The announcement comes as Queensland grassroots footy participation hits record levels, with over 55,000 people registered to play this year.
“As we celebrate off the field, our Lions teams continue to strive for Premiership glory.

We look forward to having a full house on Thursday when we face Richmond in an elimination final,” said Swann.

“Our VFL team host Carlton on Saturday in a do or die semi-final and our AFLW team showed what form they are in with an impressive Round 1 performance last Sunday.”

Keen to be a part of the Pride? AFLW Season 7 memberships are on sale – giving fans access to every home and away game.

2023 memberships will launch in November. Register your interest here.