Brisbane sports fans know the Gabba well, but this iconic stadium is also home to some of the best entertainment around. Formally known as the Brisbane Cricket Ground, this 42,000-seat stadium provides exciting sporting events and high-quality shows that everyone can enjoy.
The Gabba is home to two sports teams: the Queensland Bulls state cricket team and the Brisbane Lions AFL team. In addition to AFL and cricket, the Gabba has hosted a wide array of sporting events in its over 120 years, including Olympic football, baseball, rugby league, and rugby union. The Gabba hosted seven games of the Olympic Games Men’s Football tournament in 2000.
You can also see some spectacular concerts at the Gabba. Recent artists performing at the iconic stadium include Adele, whose Adele Live 2017 show was performed for a sold-out crowd of 65,000!
Whether cheering on your favourite team or enjoying your favourite band’s concert, you’ll never go hungry with the Gabba’s 31 food and beverage outlets and cafés. If you’re thirsty for a pint, there are 26 bars ready to quench that thirst. You can also buy merchandise for your favourite team at the Gabba’s retail outlets.
The Gabba is also a great destination for architecture and engineering enthusiasts. Originally constructed in 1895, its playing field is now over 170 by 150 metres. In addition to its playing fields, stadium seating and concessions, the Gabba also provides eleven function and dining rooms for private events. Its world-class facilities were named one of the Q150 Icons of Queensland in 2009 for its impressive structure and engineering.
Venue tours are hosted every week by volunteers, so you can get an inside look at the iconic landmark stadium.
If you’re an avid sports fan, the Gabba offers memberships with special perks. You can get free admission to all its teams’ home matches as well as the International Twenty20 and Brisbane Heat Twenty20 one-day, test, and home cricket matches. You’ll get the best seats in the house, as well as access to the Members Only dining room and bars.
A fun, healthy event for locals and visitors alike is the Stadium Stomp, an epic stair climb challenge. There are different levels for adults and kids of all ages, or you can go all the way with a full 5,000-step climb! There’s something for everyone at the Gabba, Brisbane’s historic stadium.
If you’re looking for a day trip, or even a weekend away, Paddington is full of shopping, dining, and entertainment.