The Lions are enthusiastic about the concept of a 70,000-seat super stadium located near Brisbane’s CBD.

The Brisbane Lions are open to remaining at the Gabba in its current condition, contingent upon the approval of a proposed new super stadium at inner-city Victoria Park for the 2032 Olympics, which would eventually serve as their home ground.

The results of a review of Brisbane’s Olympic venue infrastructure, led by former lord mayor Graham Quirk, are anticipated to be revealed later this month. It is anticipated that plans to renovate the Gabba into the main Olympic Stadium will be abandoned due to its projected $2.7 billion expense.

Olympic influencer John Coates has advocated for hosting the Games’ opening and closing ceremonies at Suncorp Stadium, with track and field events taking place at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre in Nathan. However, Quirk and his team are also exploring the possibility of constructing a 90-hectare sporting and events precinct at Victoria Park, featuring a 70,000-seat stadium and an indoor arena.

If the Victoria Park proposal is approved, the Lions would relocate their home matches to the stadium. “We think it looks fantastic,” remarked Lions chief executive Greg Swann on Tuesday. “The focus is the stadium for us, but the way that proposal flows, there are education facilities, there are hospitals, there’s green space … it just looks something that you’d like to think governments of all persuasions will [support]. Those brand-new stadiums bring people to the city. It’s great for tourism.”

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