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Brisbane Lions playing at Showgrounds, EKKA, replacement for Gabba during Olympics redevelopment

The 20,000-seat stadium could be built on the Brisbane Show, and talks are under way to host the Lions game for four years, reports The Courier-Mail.

Baba is looking for a temporary new home for the 2026 Olympics, as Gaba is undergoing a $ 1 billion renovation in time for the 2032 Olympics.

RNA’s chief executive, owner of the show and presenter at the Royal Queensland Show (or EKA), said talks had begun with Stadium Queensland and the Lions.

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You can also see the 20,000-seat boutique on the current main arena, AFL games and Big Bash cricket matches.

“It’s a decision for the state government, but we would love to see it happen,” Christo said.

“There are artifacts that are part of the beauty and that need to be preserved or built, but from our point of view it is all about inheritance.

“The Meskel River Railway Station is nearby and the King St. Campus offers food and beverage experience for both before and after.”

RNA’s main arena in Brisbane. Photo: Steve PohlnerSource: News News Corp Australia
It will accommodate up to 20,000 people. Photo: Steve PohlnerSource: News News Corp Australia

Showgrounds hosted a VFL match between Essen and Jilong in 1952. John Coleman scored 13 goals and the Cats went on to win one of their last two Premier League games.

The Lions support the plan as it is connected to public transportation and will be invested in future sports events.

The venue will already be upgraded to accommodate the 2032 Olympic horse riding events.

“The exhibition will mark the ground on those boxes,” said Brisbane GM Infrastructure Jack Anson.

“He has hosted Australian football for more than 100 years.”

It will also allow the Lions to play in their hometown instead of moving to the Gold Coast Metric Stadium – one of three plans launched last month, Lyon’s soon-to-be-completed Brighton Homes Arena at their Springfield practice base, which will have a capacity of just over 10,000.

“Plans indicate that the AFL-level oval can be hosted there (exhibition ground),” Ansen said.

“Lions fans want to see us play in Brisbane.

Brisbane should continue to prepare for the Olympics.

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