A petition war has sprung up over Croatia Deakin's bid to have the lease on their licensed club deconcessionalised.
Some disgruntled members have started a petition calling on the ACT Legislative Assembly to stop it from going ahead.
Everyone who signs it is also asked to send a letter to ACT Planning Minister Mick Gentleman calling for him to block the proposal.
The Croatia Deakin Soccer Club, who play in Capital Football's premier league as Canberra FC, have launched their own petition in support of removing the concessional status of their lease.
It highlights the growing unrest at the club, which stemmed from the redevelopment of Deakin Stadium almost 10 years ago.
The Canberra Times revealed the club didn't benefit from the redevelopment, despite being worth more than $32 million.
There are concerns removing the concessional status of the lease will allow the club to redevelop and sell off their licensed club on Grose St.
Croatia Deakin chairman Ivan Bulum said that wasn't on their agenda and said they needed the change for business reasons.
They want to sublet for a new restaurant - something they're prohibited doing under their current lease.
Bulum said they would use the money they received from the ACT government for handing back eight poker machines to help pay for the lease change.
The petition against the change wanted that money to be put back into the game.
"This money could be better used to grow football over the long-term," it stated.
"Football across the ACT would be the beneficiary of this investment."
The ACT Soccer Federation - now Capital Football - held the lease for Deakin Stadium before handing it to Croatia Deakin in 1998.
That was well before Capital Football chief executive Phil Brown took charge 3.5 years ago.
Given the ACT government and ACT Policing are currently investigating the redevelopment, Brown didn't want to say too much other than he hoped Deakin Stadium would continue to be a valuable community asset.
It recently hosted Socceroos training ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Nepal at Canberra Stadium.
It's also housed teams competing in the 2015 Asian Cup.
"It appears it's something the police are looking at so it's probably not appropriate for us to comment in regards to what was in [The Canberra Times] story," Brown said on Wednesday.
"The important bit for us is that we support the coaches and the footballers, and everyone that uses the facility there.
"It's been an important part of football in Canberra and we would like to see that it continues to be part of the landscape of facilities that service the game across the region."