The Brisbane Cricket Ground is known worldwide as the Gabba, the home of cricket in Queensland. While the stadium was redeveloped in the 1990s and 2000s, it has a quirky history. After all, how many grounds can boast a heritage listed drain built by convicts running underneath it!
The Gabba (which is short for Woolloongabba, the suburb it resides in) is built on an old swamp site. The Jagera and Turrbal people of the time used it as a meeting area with the name meaning either “place of swirling water” or” fight-talk place”.
In the 2000 Olympics, Brazilian soccer fans made the joint literally jump with their enthusiastic sambas shaking the new Eastern stand. But it is a stronghold now for a raft of Queensland teams including the XXXX GOLD Queensland Bulls and the Brisbane Lions in the AFL.
Adults $22, Children (15 years and under) $7, Concession $15, Families (2A2C) $48.
How to Pre-buy Tickets
Call Ticketmaster on 1300 136 122, go to ticketmaster.com.au or visit a Ticketmaster outlet.
To avoid queuing and delays at the gate, ticket buyers are strongly encouraged to purchase and collect tickets prior to arriving at the ground. Take advantage of “Ticketfast” - buy tickets via a home or work computer and print them straight out.
Ticketmaster tickets provide FREE travel to and from the match on the Brisbane Transport bus network and QR Citytrain network.
For full public transport details, visit translinkcom.au or call TransLink on 13 12 30.
Gate access on the day is indicated on your Ticketmaster ticket. Gates 2 and 9 are located in Stanley St, Gates 4 and 7 are in Vulture St.
Gates Opening & Start Times
Gates open at 5pm. All matches start at 6.30pm.
Hours of Play
First innings: 6.30pm -7.50pm
Innings break: 7.50pm - 8.05pm
Second innings: 8.05pm - 9.25pm
General Venue Information
Bag searches will take place at the gates, so you will need to queue if you bring a bag. Cloaking will be available near the main entrance gates. Look out for express entry gates if you’re not carrying a bag.
Light and mid-strength beer along with white and red wine will be sold inside the stadium. Spirits will not be sold in the public areas. Only four (4) alcoholic drinks may be purchased at once.
- Excessive consumption of alcohol will not be tolerated. Intoxicated persons will be refused entry. And please don’t drink excessively at the match - you may be asked to leave the ground.
- Please respect other patrons sitting around you and be responsible for your own actions. Throwing of any objects is strictly prohibited and behavior that disrupts the enjoyment of others won’t be tolerated. Please be patient and use commonsense throughout the day.
- The Gabba is a non-smoking venue. There are designated smoking areas outside each gate.
- For any other queries, contact Queensland Cricket on (07)3292 3100 , or on match day on (07)....
What CAN be brought into the Ground
- Soft sided cooler bags and backpacks
- Water and non-alcoholic beverages in plastic or cardboard packages which have not been previously opened
- Food, but not in packaging that could be used as a projectile ie pizza box
- Binoculars and personal cameras
What CAN’T be brought into the Ground
- Alcohol (on-the-spot fines will apply)
- Glass bottles, cans, metal knives and other weapons
- Hard eskies of any size
- Oversized items which can’t be stowed under your seat
- Any item regarded as offensive or which could be used as a projectile or as litter
- Musical instruments, including vuvuzelas
- Cameras and recording equipment being used for commercial purposes
- Deliveries from external caterer
- When the floodlights are beaming, the crowd is roaring and the balls are flying, there is no bigger Brisbane night out!
Click here for Conditions of Entry into the Gabba. This includes what you can and cannot bring into the gabba.
Click here for Terms and conditions of entry for all BBL matches.
Click here for the BBL National refund policy.