The Gabba Pitch Report | Capacity | Records | Parking | Seating Plan | Size

The Gabba, also known as the Brisbane Cricket Ground, was established in 1895, is located in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. This nickname is originated from a suburb-Woolloongabba that contains this stadium and a hospital in it. This stadium has hosted various sports like cricket, football, rugby, baseball, and cycling.

Built In:1895
Capacity: 42,000
Home Teams:Queensland Bulls
Brisbane Lions
Brisbane Heat
End Names:Stanley Street End
Vulture Street End
Ground Size:170.6m Long
149.9m Wide

History

From 1993, construction of the stands was started to make it into an all-seated stadium. A new western stand was built with enlarging the playing area. The construction was done by 11 April to host some football matches. For two-tier seating, further renovations were started in stages, and they were completed by 2005. In 2020, $35 million were given to the stadium for remodeling, and the work was finalized by October.

Capacity

In 2010, the seating capacity of this ground was 42,000. Currently, the capacity is reduced to provide more facilities; for football matches, it is decreased to 37,478 and 36,000 people for international cricket. It is expected to have a capacity of 50,000 by 2032 for the Olympics.


Seating Plan

Eleven entrance gates surround the seating stands of the stadium, which is composed of four levels. Levels 2 and 3 are closest to the ground, including first aid services, a parent’s room, and a water bubbler. Pick and drop points for disabled people are also present near these levels. Along with gate 5, members’ seating is reserved. The official site of the stadium also provides a 360 view.

Parking

Gabba traffic area controls the car parks near the stadium. During a visit, you can park free for 2 hours. On event days most parking starts from 8-10$ and provides a limited space, so it’s safe to reach with public transport.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Brisbane Cricket Ground is bouncy and fast, promoting more wickets or sometimes favoring spinners. In 2005, the ground did not approve the idea of a drop-in pitch, saying that it would be difficult to copy the historical pitch and its traits.

Notable Events & Records

  • In 1985, Richard Hadlee took nine wickets in an inning between New Zealand and Australia. He is also on top for the highest inning figure and most career wickets (non-Australian) at this ground.
  • From 1996 to 2012, Ricky Pointing made the most career runs of 1,335 in 26 innings.
  • In 2012, Michael Clarke made the individual highest innings score of 259 in 398 balls against South Africa.
  • In 2010, Alastair Cook (235) and Jonathan Trott (135) made the highest partnership in the match between England and Australia.
First Test:27 Nov – 3 Dec 1931
First ODI:23 December 1979
First T20I:9 January 2006
Highest Test Score:645/10 by AUS vs ENG (1946)
Lowest Test Score:58/10 by IND vs AUS (1947)
Highest ODI Score:324/7 by AUS vs WI (2010)
Lowest ODI Score:71/10 by PAK vs WI (1993)
Highest T20 Score:209/3 by AUS vs RSA (2006)
Lowest T20 Score:114/10 by RSA vs AUS (2006)

Upcoming Events

  • In November 2021, a cricket match will be held between Queensland and Victoria.
  • From December 2021, some matches of the Big Bash League 2021-2022 will be held at this stadium.
  • From February 2022, a series of matches between Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia will be hosted.

Map/Location

Here is the complete address of The Gabba:

Postcode: 4102
Vulture St, Woolloongabba,
Queensland, Australia

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