"Cricket at the 'Gabba" Gabba Cricket Grounds Tip by Colzy

Gabba Cricket Grounds, Brisbane: 5 reviews and 9 photos

  Sunset at the 'Gabba
by Colzy

First of all, to those of you who may not be cricket lovers and know nothing about the game, come along to an international match in a ground like this one and it will change your mind forever!!

The Brisbane Cricket Ground is situated in the suburb of Woolloongabba and from this Aboriginal place name it received its nickname... The 'Gabba. It is situated just south of the Brisbane CBD and not far from Southbank Parklands. It is a 37,600 seat venue and also hosts the AFL football during the winter months. Seeing the Aussie Rules footy live gives the game an awesome perspective that the TV doesn't do justice.

There is not really a bad seat in the house and if you are in Australia during the summer months I urge you to try and grab a ticket (usually around AUD$35) and witness an Aussie institution. There is no other feeling like the one as you sip your beer on the grandstand in the Aussie sun as the teams bat it out cheered on by the crowd doing Mexican Waves.

For all of you who are not educated about the game I'll give you a quick low down on the Aussie team who are currently regarded as the dominant team in world today. They have been World Champions in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007 and are considered to be almost unbeatable today. Best not to mention the Ashes a few years ago though :-)

Address: Vulture Street, Woolloongabba
Phone: +61 (0) 7 3008 6166
Website: http://www.thegabba.org.au/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 9, 2007
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