Gabba

The Gabba is Brisbane’s premier oval sporting stadium and plays host to AFL (Brisbane Lions) and Cricket (Internationals, Queensland Bulls and Brisbane Heat). The 42,000-capacity venue is officially known as the Brisbane Cricket Ground but is most often referred to as the Gabba, named after the suburb of Woolloongabba, in which it is located.

The land on which the ground sits was first set aside for use as a cricket ground in 1895 and the first cricket match was held on the site on 19 December 1896, between Parliament and The Press. International Test cricket commenced at the Brisbane Cricket Ground on 27 November 1931, when Australia played South Africa. In the past, the ground has embraced bicycle racing and greyhound racing and is now the home of AFL in Queensland, with the Brisbane Lions calling the ground home. The Gabba is the home of Queensland Cricket with all test and one-day matches played at the venue, the Queensland Bulls and Brisbane Heat also call the ground home.

The venue’s facilities have been progressively renovated since 1993 with new bleachers, grandstands, lighting and two video scoreboards. The most recent development was the 24-bay grandstand filling in the area where the Brisbane Lions Australian Football Social Club once stood, completed in 2005, lifting the ground's seating capacity to 42,000. Total cost of the six-stage redevelopment was $128 million.

The Gabba hosted several Football matches during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games including the quarter-final between Brazil and Cameroon in front of 37,332 fans. Rugby League holds the attendance record at the venue with 47,096 people attending a 1954 Test Match between Australia and Great Britain. The highest cricket crowd is 39,874 for a one day international between Australia and South Africa in 2006 while the highest AFL crowd is 37,224 in 2005 for a match between Brisbane Lions and Collingwood.

Please note: The Gabba has two ticketing partners: Ticketmaster for AFL and Ticketek for Cricket.

Gabba Details

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Location
Address
Vulture St Woolloongabba QLD 4102. Tel: (07) 3008 6166  
Capacity
42,000  
Seats
41,974 (100% of capacity)
Record Crowd
47,096 - 3/7/1954 Rugby League: Australia Vs Great Britain
Highest Crowd since 2003
39,874 - 15/01/06: ODI: Australia v South Africa  
Lights
Yes  
Arena Roof
No  
Video Screen
Yes (2)  
Arena Dimensions
156 x 138m
Opened
1895
Redeveloped
2005
Former/Other Names
Brisbane Cricket Ground
Ticket Agent
Ticketmaster BUY TICKETS  
Sports Played
Cricket
Australian Football  
Home Teams
Brisbane Lions (AFL)
Brisbane Heat (BBL)
Queensland Bulls  
Historic Events
Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
2015 Cricket World Cup
2020 ICC T20 World Cup
Last Event
Next Event
Official Website
Directions
Vulture Street exit off South East Freeway, (southbound) Stanley Street exit off South East Freeway (northbound) Main Street from the Storey Bridge.
Transport
Patrons can take the bus to "The Fiveways", Woolloongabba. The nearest train stop is Vulture Street train station, which is about a 15 minute walk to the ground.
Parking
Limited parking is available in some streets near the ground, and some residents offer backyard parking at a fee. The nearest off-street car parks are all more than 2kms from the ground.
Accommodation
See nearby Gabba hotels and more. VIEW ACCOMMODATION
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