Logan City Council today unveiled its premier outdoor sporting facility, officially welcoming Brisbane Roar Football Club and Football Brisbane to Logan Metro Sports Park at Heritage Park.
Acting City of Logan Mayor Cherie Dalley said Council has invested more than $9 million to redevelop Logan Metro Sports Park, which is expected to influence sport in the region.
“Logan Metro Sports Park showcases the City of Logan as an ideal location for major sporting operations in South-East Queensland,” Acting Mayor Dalley said.
“We have so much talent and a real passion for sport here in Logan. Our city has produced amazing sports stars, including Cameron Smith, Nick Cummins, Israel Folau, Corey Parker, Trae Williams, Alex Leapai and Chaz Mostert.
“We’re extremely proud of our home-grown, world-class athletes, and now we’re also proud to be the home of football in Queensland.
“We’re looking forward to seeing more national football legends born and bred right here in the City of Logan.”
David Pourre, Brisbane Roar Football Club Managing Director, said the Roar’s new home gives them a closer link to the local football community and strengthens the club’s brand across Queensland and Australia.
“The City of Logan had a vision and it is a credit to Logan City Council for supporting this. The Brisbane Roar had a dream of having a home. Today, this vision and dream became a reality,” Mr Pourre said.
“We are proud to have a state-of-the-art training facility for our Hyundai A-League side and our club now has a foundation to grow and improve this facility.
“In the near future, we will see our Roar Women utilise this complex and we have a platform to continue to produce the next generation of Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League stars.”
City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said the new facilities at Logan Metro Sports Park include a premier sporting field and community sporting fields with field lighting; club houses; offices; change rooms and amenities to accommodate Brisbane Roar FC and Football Brisbane; as well as carparks and access roads.
“We’re excited to continue working with three-time premiership-winning Brisbane Roar – Queensland’s only Hyundai A-League team – and Football Brisbane – the governing body of football within the Greater Brisbane metropolitan area and the state’s largest football zone – to realise Council’s vision for Logan Metro Sports Park,” Cr Swenson said.
“With Football Brisbane and Brisbane Roar now fully operational and calling Logan home, over 50 new staff will be coming to work at Logan Metro Sports Park.
“Already, we are seeing economic benefits from our partnership. Local businesses have told us they have been busier since the arrival of Football Brisbane and Brisbane Roar here at Logan Metro Sports Park.”
Football Brisbane have also committed to a long-term vision for the site.
“We are very excited that we can offer such a quality venue for grassroots football,” said Football Brisbane General Manager Craig Morris.
“We have already locked in some major tournaments including the Australian Indigenous Football Championships and a Special Olympics Queensland gala day. We’re working with Logan City Council to bring the National Paralympic Football Championships here as well.
“Football Brisbane, working in partnership with Brisbane Roar and Logan City Council, will endeavour to make this facility the venue of choice for major local, state and national sporting events.”