The Brisbane Lions welcome today’s Gabba redevelopment update by the Deputy Premier.

Brisbane Lions Chairman, Andrew Wellington said:

“It’s pleasing to hear the Project Validation Report has been approved and the process to rebuild the Gabba can move forward.

“We support the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games and we support the redevelopment of the Gabba.

“The venue has been our home for the past 30 years and the redevelopment ensures it will be fit for purpose for the next 30 years.

“As a club we’re likely to hit 60,000 members in 2024, we’re the hirer attracting the largest crowds, we’ve had seven sell outs this year and I have no doubt we will be filling the new Gabba on a regular basis prior to the Olympics and for years to come.

“We understand the need and also the wider benefits this project and associated urban renewal works will bring to the City and the wider precinct as a result of projects like Cross River Rail.

“There’s benefit here for commuters, event goers, new community spaces and the delivery of a commercial and a residential precinct inclusive of affordable housing opportunities.

“We look forward to receiving a more detailed Gabba update and a decision on the Lions displacement venue from Government in the near future, recognising the needs of our many fans and the extended period of displacement.”