Brisbane chairman Bob Sharpless has denied media claims he is planning to take Lions’ AFL matches away from the Gabba.
Brisbane have dismissed claims they plan to play some home AFL matches at a new venue south of the city.
A newspaper report on Monday claimed Lions chairman Bob Sharpless was aiming to develop a stadium at the Lions’ proposed training and administration venue in Springfield.
It was claimed Sharpless’ ultimate aim was to play AFL fixtures at the state-of-the-art venue as well as using it as the club’s training base.
Sharpless responded on Wednesday, saying he had no plans to take games away from the Gabba and that his comments had been misinterpreted.
He said he’d only indicated a stadium could be built at Springfield as part of development in the city.
“The Gabba is the playing home of the Brisbane Lions and will be for the long-term future,” he said.
“The Lions are committed to play all games at the Gabba for many, many years to come.”
Brisbane’s current arrangement with the Gabba expires in 2015.
Sharpless remains committed to the Springfield project and is continuing to try to source funding, after failing to secure $15 million in federal government funds.