The Brisbane Lions is based in Brisbane, Queensland. It is the most successful AFL club during the last decade (2000–2009), having appeared in four consecutive AFL Grand Finals between 2001 to 2004, winning three (2001, 2002 and 2003). On 4 July 1996 the Australian Football League (AFL) approved the first ever club merger in VFL/AFL history. The Brisbane Bears and the Fitzroy Lions combined to form the Brisbane Lions. The merged entity played its home games at The Gabba.
Prior to the merge the Brisbane Bears had enjoyed a successful season, losing a preliminary final to the eventual premiers, North Melbourne. In contrast, Fitzroy had finished in last place for two successive seasons, although they contained a number of promising young players.
The Brisbane Lions were officially launched on 1 November 1996, joining the national competition in 1997.
Brisbane Lions Football Club
Level 5, Gate 2
812 Stanley Street,
Woolloongabba QLD 4102.
Phone: (07) 3335 1777
Postal Address: P O Box 1535 Coorparoo DC Qld 4151
Level B2, Gate 4
740 Bourke Street
Docklands VIC 3008
Tel: 03 8850 5600
Fax: 03 8850 5611
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