Brighton Homes Arena
Brighton Homes Arena (Springfield Central Stadium) is the new headquarters of the Brisbane Lions, located at Springfield in the City of Ipswich, west of Brisbane. Completed in November 2022, the 8,000-capacity boutique stadium featuring the Michael Voss Oval is the new home ground of the Brisbane Lions AFLW team and will host the 2022 AFLW Grand Final as its first ever game on November 27. The Lions Reserves who play in the second-tier VFL competition will also play at the ground, while it'll host pre-season AFL matches. The Lions will continue to play their AFL home games at the Gabba.
Brighton Homes Arena offers modern amenities for around 8,000 spectators, with a grandstand seating 600 people undercover and incorporating toilets and disabled seating. Lights allow for broadcast night matches to take place, while a LED video screen is located behind the goals. The public will enjoy access to a range of recreational facilities which will form part of the open community hub all-year round. Designed by Populous and built by Hutchinson, the complex also includes an elite indoor training facility, gymnasium, pool, childcare centre and an events lawn.
Springfield Central Stadium will be used for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games, with the Modern Pentathlon to be staged at the venue. In bid documents and videos, the venue had been referred to as Ipswich Stadium. It was also initially referred to as 'The Reserve Community Arena' by the Brisbane Lions before the naming-rights sponsorship with Brighton Homes was announced.
Brighton Homes Arena Details
Springfield Central Stadium
Michael Voss Oval