The Stadium’s progressive history
The Gabba stadium progressive development dates back to 1895. Located in Brisbane in the vicinity of the Brisbane Central Business District capital of Queensland and also known as Brisbane Cricket Ground. The name Gabba is derived from the last word of the name Woolloongabba. The Gabba is the home ground of Brisbane Lions, Queensland Bulls, and Brisbane Heat. The Stadium is one of the magnificent landmarks of the Australia Cricket team and prides itself as one of the best cricket hosting venues in the world. The stadium stands as a major sports hosting ground for cricket, athletics, Australian Rules football and many other attractions. The capacity of the stadium now stands at 42000 after current massive remodelling. The stadium highest ever crowd of 37 225 was in 2005 during AFL fixture Brisbane Lions and Collingwood.
As one of the iconic stadiums in Brisbane, The Gabba, under Stadiums Queensland management maintains the facility to the highest standards to the satisfaction of the fans. Since 1993 the improvement of the grandstands, seating, lighting and scoreboards displays with floodlights make the night games more enjoyable for the loyal fans.
Some of the excellent facilities available are:-
- Public address facilities
- 42000 Seat capacity
- Commercial hiring facilities
- State of the art facilities for player/athletics
- Modern access facilities
- Contract stands
Mode of transport
The geographical advantage of The Gabba Stadium makes it easy for AFL fans to access the stadium. The 15 Kilometres from the Brisbane Airport to the stadium makes it easily assessable for interstate fans coming to watch their teams play. The most reliable mode of visiting the stadium is by public transport.
The Gabba Stadium home ground for Brisbane Lions
The Gabba stands as the home venue for the Brisbane Lions. The team was founded in 1996 after merging Brisbane Bears and Fitzroy Lions to form the now known Brisbane Lions. The Brisbane Lions prides in the progressive success accomplished in the AFL millennium year with 4 AFL Finals in the period from 2001-2004 and having won 3 premiers in 2001 through to 2003. The Gabba is the home of the Brisbane Lions. The Brisbane Lions colours are blue, gold and maroon which makes the club stand out at AFL matches.
Venue for Australian Football League
The onset of the game involves 2 clubs of 18 players on the field. The playground is designed in an oval shape with 4 goal posts at each end. The main aim of the game is to kick the ball through the goalposts. There are many rules that govern the game which is best learnt from excited fellow spectators at a game.
The Gabba stadium is a thrilling and exciting venue to watch a game of Australian Rules Football. Plan for the coming events and have a wonderful time watching your favourite team at this spectacular venue.