It may have been the celebration of Roma Street Parkland’s 10th anniversary but it was Brisbane Roar that was the talk of the town at the community open day on Saturday.
Alongside fellow sporting clubs Queensland Bulls, Brisbane Lions and Queensland Firebirds, the Hyundai A-League premiership and championship-winning club was represented by mascot Roary, who spent hours meeting and greeting visitors.
Over 1,000 people were present at Roma Street Parkland and with the Hyundai A-League Premiers- Plate and championship trophy on show alongside the Westfield W-League silverware, many Brisbanites took the opportunity to get a glimpse and take photographs with the club-s own pieces of history.
Brisbane Roar Community and Events Manager Bruce Stalder said the positive response from the public about the recently-ended Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League seasons was a good sign for the future of the club within the Brisbane sporting landscape.
“Many people hung around talking about the grand final and how much they were already looking forward to next season,” Stalder said.
“Overall, it was a really good event with a lot of interest and awareness about the club, not just from Roar supporters but also from people who predominantly support other codes.”
The club have held a strong presence at the Brisbane venue since their inception into the Hyundai A-League as regular attendees at many Roma Street Parklands events including the Queensland Multicultural Festival.
Brisbane Roar-s Family Fun Day, that takes place each year to celebrate the upcoming Hyundai A-League season, is also held there with the club-s Mini Festival of Football also an annual event at Roma Street Parkland.