Cricket at the Gabba

Welcome to all of the visitors to Brisbane who are here to see Australia and England fight it out for the Ashes.  Even though today started with a bit of early rain, it’s cleared up so don’t forget your hat and sunscreen!

The Gabba

The Gabba – the unofficial name for the Brisbane Cricket Ground, is named after its home suburb, Woolloongabba.

I visited a few weeks ago to see Queensland play New South Wales.  I was surprised at how close you are to the players. I’m not a big cricket fan myself, but sitting right there amongst the cheering crowd, was a completely different experience to watching it on the TV. And, it’s good value. There are tickets for the Test Match on Saturday – $27 for adults and $8 for children which is not bad for a whole day’s entertainment.

Food and drink is a bit expensive I found, but you can take in your own – but no alcohol. It’s best to check with the venue to confirm what types of bags and containers you can take in.

The photo above is what you won’t see during the Ashes – empty seats.  They’re expecting over 37,000 on day one.


About Dianne McLay

Australian writer, author and photographer. Author of 3 guidebooks: Brisbane's Best Bush, Bay & City Walks -- Best of Brisbane guide book -- Best Village & Coastal Walks of the Sunshine Coast. Photographer for "Building Brisbane's History - the fascinating stories behind the city's most notable buildings and structures" Editor of
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