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Football club hopes to come home

The Logan Metro Football Club has applied to return to the Logan Metro Sports Centre soccer fields in Browns Plains.

The club was first established at the Logan Metro Sports Centre in 2012 before being relocated to Compton Park in 2016 during the Metro Centre’s upgrades.

LMFC co-founder and committee member Sam Escobar said with the Logan Metro Sports Centre now vacant, they hoped to return to their original home.

“It’s where we started from – there’s a lot of history with the facility and the venue itself,” he said.

“When we were there, it was nothing like it is now.”

With the Logan Metro Football Club’s ten year anniversary next year, Mr Escobar said it was perfect timing that the Browns Plains facility was available.

“The facility out there is perfect for our future needs,” he said.

“Potentially we could be heading into our ten year anniversary, moving into a new multimillion dollar facility,” he said.

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Sam Escobar (second to the left) was one of five Logan Metro Football Club co-founders.

Pictured: four out of the five Logan Metro Football Club co-founders. Left to right: Elsa Yanes, Sam Escobar, Adrian Rodas and Samuel Escobar. Not pictured: Pat Castillo. Photograph by Michelle Neale Photography

“At that time there wasn’t really a club that was really proud to represent Logan, and there was also that Logan stigma,” he said.

“From our premier team to our under 6’s it’s all mainly Logan residents who are super proud to tell their stories, both on the football field and off the field,” Mr Escobar said.

The LMFC hoped to be promoted into the Brisbane Premier League next season.

Landing the lease for the Logan Metro Sports Centre would allow the Logan Metro Football Club with tremendous opportunities to grow in the future.

“Regardless of whether we stay, or whether we go … we’ll continue to grow as a club and continue to represent our city at the highest level possible,” Mr Escobar said.

Logan Metro Football Club. Mesbah Photography.


Logan Metro Football Club. Mesbah Photography.