BRISBANE Lions chairman Bob Sharpless has officially announced his intention to resign.
Sharpless will stand down at December's AGM after advising the board of his plans in May.
"When I first became chairman, the club had a number of issues, where we had a lot of unhappiness within the football club," Sharpless said in a statement.
"For me the last four years have been about trying to resolve those issues, appointing the right people for positions and campaigning for a new training and administration base, which the club most desperately needs."
The Lions' long-planned move to Springfield, in Brisbane's west, is dependent on the Queensland Government chipping in $15 million.
That commitment would trigger the same financial support federally, while the Springfield Land Corporation, Ipswich City Council and the AFL are set to provide the rest.
Sharpless is the deputy chairman of the Springfield Land Corporation and has excused himself from board meetings when issues around the new facility have arisen.
AFL.com.au reported on Monday that the Lions were "anxious" about the funding, with the state government non-committal ahead of the November 25 election.
The Lions believed they had an agreement in place with the government.
The club's move to Springfield four years ago fell through when the Julia Gillard-led Labor Government, which was willing to inject $15 million into the project, lost the federal election.
But Sharpless remains confident the funding will go through this time.
The Springfield base would also serve as the Lions' AFLW team's new home ground, and the plan is for construction to be complete by 2020.
Andrew Wellington is the deputy chairman and would be favoured to take over from Sharpless if he is re-elected at next month's AGM.