The Brisbane Strikers Board wishes to make public its position in relation to speculated lobbying for
upgrades at our home of Perry Park and the National Second Division. Perry Park has long served as
the spiritual home of football in Queensland with many football fans identifying it as the logical site
for a new boutique football stadium with a capacity of around 10,000 supporters. In recent months
there has been increased media speculation and claims that have been unsubstantiated by the board
including from the Brisbane Times Sports Journalist Cameron Atfield and most recently on ABC
Radio Mornings with Steve Austin on 15th January which misrepresents the club’s actual position.
The club would however like to announce that it has begun to lobby upgrading Perry Park as a
boutique football stadium. Earlier today the club submitted a proposal to the Brisbane City Council to
seek their support in upgrading the facility in a fully self-sustaining manner.
As part of these plans, having recently de-coupled from the Brisbane United National Second
Division bid, the club also intends to re-enter the running for the National Second Division as
Brisbane Strikers. To facilitate this, the proposal put forward to the council would see the club
consolidate as the Brisbane Strikers and enter the National Second Division as a self-sustaining entity
with tailor-made facilities. As part of this proposal, the club would double down on its current juniors
to senior pathway model as opposed to a one team structure.
The primary government support the club would be seeking would be maintenance of surrounding
infrastructure such as the Bowen Hills Train Station, and support in maintaining and upgrading Perry
Park as disability accessibility-friendly venue. The remaining development would be self-funded
through commercial activities and private investors.
It is our intention to work in with the existing lease structure with the YMCA, until the ability to
lodge a mutually acceptable master plan with YMCA support. The development will take into
consideration not only the development of the football facilities, but also retail, commercial, and
greenspace for the community to be part of.
Brisbane Strikers FC Board