The Gabba (Brisbane Cricket Ground)
The Gabba ranks as Queensland’s most important sporting venue. Sports fans visiting the city can tour the stadium to see what goes on behind the scenes; on a tour you can view the stadium from the upper levels, walk on the hallowed ground, see memorabilia in the members’ dining room, tour the corporate and media facilities, view the practice wickets, and take a stroll through the players’ locker room.
Things to know before you go
- A visit to the Gabba is a must for sports fans.
- Tours of the Gabba are by advanced booking only.
- The Gabba offers wheelchair-accessible seating and an accessible drop-off point on Duke Street.
- Smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes) is not permitted within the stadium.
How to get there
The best way to get to the cricket ground is via public transportation, which is free with many event tickets. Shuttle buses run from Brisbane City, Carindale, Chermside, and Eight Mile Plains/Mt Gravatt to the stadium. There are no public parking lots in the area.
When to get there
Summer is the time for cricket, with matches held between January and March. In winter, March to October, Australian Football League games hit the turf, often under the lights at night. Tours run daily, but not on match eves or match days.
The Gabba by the numbers
First built in 1895, the Gabba today accommodates 42,000 spectators for sporting events and 60,000 for concerts. Visitors enjoy 31 food and beverage outlets, 26 bars, and seven shops for merchandise. The biggest crowd at the Gabba was for a sold-out Adele concert in 2017.