The Gabba – Brisbane Cricket Ground
The Brisbane Cricket Ground is better known as “The Gabba” (from “Woolloongabba” where the stadium is located).
It began as a cricket ground in 1895 and in 1931 hosted its first Test match between Australia and South Africa.
Following a large redevelopment between 1993 and 2005, costing around £76 million (to accommodate the highest level Australian football) the Gabba is now a sporting venue for all major sports and events including international rugby and football.
There have been 59 Test matches played at The Gabba and England have faced Australia in 20 Test matches with the following results:</p
- AUSTRALIA: 11 wins
- ENGLAND: 4 wins
- DRAWN: 5
In 2010/2011 England dominated the first Ashes test match at The Gabba with Alastair Cook scoring a magnificent 235 runs, not out, in the second innings – breaking the record for the highest Test score at the Gabba (originally held by Don Bradman). This set England up for a successful series.
Full ground statistics are available by following the link below:
The Stadium seats 42,000 and your PLATINUM match tickets will give you seating in the Southern or Northern Stand, Upper Level, behind the bowlers arm to slips. A map of the ground is available to download below.
The first Ashes test at the Gabba starts on Thursday 23rd November. Call us on 01844 343800 and find out more about our popular luxury Brisbane Ashes Tour or any of our other Ashes Cricket Tours.
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