Brisbane Cricket Ground (Brisbane)
Brisbane Cricket Ground is situated in the suburb of Woolloongabba, hence shortened to the Gabba, is home to Brisbane Lions AFL team and the Queensland Bulls state cricket team.
Brisbane Cricket Ground is situated in the suburb of Woolloongabba, hence shortened to the Gabba, is home to Brisbane Lions AFL team and the Queensland Bulls state cricket team. The Gabba is an icon in itself of the Brisbane landscape. The Gabba is situated 2 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD.
The venue is owned and operated by Stadiums Queensland and underwent redevelopment from 1993 to 2005 thereby transforming this oblong-shaped field surrounded by a greyhound racing track into an ultra-modern cricket venue.
After redevelopment - new bleachers, grandstands, lighting and two video scoreboards have replaced the grassy banks, Moreton Bay figs and dog-track, thereby providing the ticket paying public with state-of-the-art facilities.
With unrestricted view of the oval playing surface, this 42000-seat stadium is well-equipped to host international cricket matches.
The first Test match at this venue was played between Australia and South Africa in 1931. The Gabba has witnessed a fair share of history with the famous tied Test of 1960-61 between Australia and West Indies taking place here.
The stadium also hosted Australia's first ever T20 international in 2006. An ODI match between Australia and South Africa in the very same year recorded the highest ever spectator turn out at this venue.
Often considered Aussie spin legend Shane Warne's favourite hunting ground, the Gabba wicket is bowler-friendly mainly due to the extra bounce that it offers.