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The Gabba

Published: Saturday, January 1, 2000, 18:23 [IST]
 
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Queensland's premier cricket stadium, the 'Gabba, was established in 1895 when some land in Woolloongabba was designated as the site for a cricket ground. In 1993, a 15 year major ground redevelopment commenced, which is undergoing the final stage of construction at the moment. The planned ring of stands will create a cauldron-type atmosphere like the MCG but on a smaller scale, the ground will hold just over 40 000 people.

The ground was a part of history in January 2006 when it hosted the first International Twenty20 match held on Australian soil. A then record crowd of 38,894 witnessed the match between Australia and South Africa, however 6 days later the record mark was raised to 39,874 when the two teams faced off in the 2nd game of the VB Series.

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