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Gabba Tour

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Published March 30th 2010
You've walked past it, you've driven past it, you've even been there – so isn't it time you finally took a tour of the Gabba?

The place officially known as the Brisbane Cricket Ground has an interesting history. While the first match took place in 1896, the debut test was only held in 1931, during which a chap called Don Bradman made what is still the ground record score of 226. In the 1950s and 60s, Manchester United and Everton came calling, before in 1993 the Brisbane Bears (soon to be the Lions) moved in. Rugby union, baseball, cycling, pony racing, greyhound racing and concerts have also been held at the Gabba – as has rugby league, which can boast the highest ever attendance: 47,096, for the second test between Australia and Great Britain in 1954.

This is just some of what you'll learn during one of the absorbing tours. You'll also get to visit the change rooms, the umpires' room, the players' dining room, the players' viewing area, the indoor and outdoor practice wickets, the corporate boxes and the media facilities, while you'll get to check out the impressive memorabilia collection in the members' dining room too. Plus, if it's accessible, you'll be allowed onto the sacred Gabba turf.

There'll be plenty of great photo opportunities, so don't forget your camera.

Tours are held regularly, and last for about an hour. Bookings – which are essential – can be made either by phone (3008-6166) or email (info@thegabba.org.au).

To plan your trip, click here.
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Why? Pretend you’re Matthew Hayden or Jonathan Brown for an hour
When: Regularly
Where: The Gabba, Vulture St, Woolloongabba
Cost: $16 for adults, $6 for concession/children
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