Brisbane are aiming to parade a live lion around the GABBA in an effort to increase fan entertainment.
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In an effort to improve the fan experience at home games, the Brisbane Lions are pursuing an opportunity to parade a live lion at games at the GABBA.
The Lions are speaking to zoos and animal welfare groups to assess whether the club could push ahead with its unique idea.
Brisbane chief executive Greg Swann believes it would be a hit with the club’s fans and that they have the tick of approval from the AFL.
“It’s for our fan experience, we think the kids would be absolutely beside themselves,” Swann told SEN on Thursday morning.
“We had a chat to the AFL and fortunately the boss thinks it’s a great idea.
“We don’t know if we can get it up. We’re having a look at it.
“One of the good things about being here is we control the stadium, so it’s fantastic. Whatever we want to do we can do.”
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said it was great that clubs were thinking outside the box.
“Whether it’s a reality, I don’t know, ” McLachlan told SEN.
“It’s a provocative idea that has lots of different angles.
“But I love the fact that lots of different clubs are thinking like this about what their experience us.
“Greg is making noise up there in Brisbane and we love that.
“I love the fact he’s pushing the envelope.”