QUEENSLAND’S only A-League team Brisbane Roar will have a state-of-the-art training facility at Heritage Park early next year.
The Logan Metro Sports Park redevelopment into the base of the Brisbane Roar Football Club’s footballing and administration has been funded through a $9 million investment by Logan City Council.
Logan mayor Luke Smith said it was an exciting time for sport in Logan.
“The new facilities include a premier sporting field, club house, offices, change rooms and amenities as well as carparks and access roads,” he said.
“With Football Queensland at Meakin Park and Football Brisbane also being based at Logan Metro Sports Park, Logan is now the home of football in Queensland.
“Aside from being a city that loves sport and has produced sports stars across all codes, Logan is also an ideal location for major sporting operations in south-east Queensland.”
Brisbane Roar managing director David Pourre said it was important to build strong relationships with stakeholders and the community.
“BRFC is humbled and privileged to be working with Logan City Council,” he said.
“We have always dreamed of having a home and it’s wonderful to see our dream come to a reality.
“The progress of our new facilities has been steady however it’s exciting to see the infrastructure and fields coming together nicely.”
Head coach John Aloisi said he and his side were thrilled to see the progress made on the new training base which they would call home early next year.
“Our A-League squad is delighted to know that in the near future we will have our own dedicated high-quality training facility,” he said.
“It is a great opportunity for the club to also develop close ties with a local community that has produced many quality sports men and women.”