The Brisbane Lions will play the Sydney Swans in an interclub practice match on March 8 at the new 13 million dollar Burpengary Sports Park AFL Precinct.
The Caboolture Lions – who will be based at the new complex – will play in a curtain raiser as part of the precinct’s grand opening celebrations.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland told Quest Newspapers he was thrilled to launch the complex with a mix of top tier and community football.
“For me firstly, it’s great for the Caboolture Lions to be able to be the curtain raiser at an event like that and secondly as a council is really is gratifying to have two of the top teams in Australia playing at Burpengary,” he said.
“It reinforces that council made a good move, a good investment in the region
“Like all the sporting facilities we invest in at council, it shows if we’re going to do something, we’re going to do it properly.”
Lions’ General Manager – Football Operations, Dean Warren, said the game is critically important in the Lions’ preparations for the 2014 AFL season.
“With the revamp of the preseason competition, this game will be a crucial opportunity for our team to have one last competitive hit out before kicking off our 2014 campaign,” Warren said.
“Equally as important is the opportunity it provides us to continue to share our great game with the wider Queensland community.
“The game will provide an exciting chance for the Burpengary community to see some of the AFL’s best in action and we are thrilled to be a part of it.
“I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Moreton Bay Regional Council for their support of not only our upcoming match, but AFL in general.”