Brighton Homes Arena

The Project

The First Purpose Built Facility for Women’s AFL

   Client:  Brisbane Lions AFL Club

   Location: Springfield, Queensland

   Budget: $50-100 million

   Completed: October 2022

   Sector: COHA Sport + Leisure

   Scope: Development Management; Project Management; Superintendent

The Brief

The New Home for the
Brisbane Lions AFL Club

COHA Group was commissioned to project manage the development of this 6.8 Ha site in Springfield Central to become the home of the Brisbane Lions AFL Football Club. Brighton Homes Arena includes a new Training and high-performance facility, centralised administration, indoor football training centre, a boutique 10,000 spectator AFL stadium, grandstand and significant community amenity, commercial spaces and external public realm spaces. Brighton Homes Arena will host AFL Women’s matches and will be where the men, women and academy players will train.

“COHA Group are consummate professionals with a unique skill for helping our Club to manage what has been a challenging and high profile community project. The Brisbane Lions have turned to Paul for his ideas and best practice approaches as Project Manager. Paul’s deep knowledge of project management and his real-world focussed advice have provided our Club with tremendous value by improving the functionality and affordability of this project.”

Jacob Anson, GM, Infrastructure, Strategy and Government Relations, Brisbane Lions Australian Football Club

“Paul and his team helped the club achieve excellent value through a dedicated application to scrutinising cost, design documentation and variation claims throughout the construction process. COHA Group’s strong understanding of the sporting sector, particularly the needs of elite sporting facilities allowed a bespoke outcome for the requirements of our organisation and stakeholders.”

Tim Forrester, Brisbane Lions Board Member, Managing Director, Aria Property