The land on which the ground sits was first set aside for use as a cricket ground in 1895 and the first cricket match was held on the site on 19 December 1896, between Parliament and The Press.
The redevelopment of premium level 2 is currently underway with AFD Australia again contracted to supply hundreds of metres of it’s Oceania vinyl range.The Oceania vinyl range is being installed for both external and internal use in general viewing seats and premium level 2 restaurants.
Over the years, The Gabba has hosted athletics, Australian rules football, baseball, concerts, cricket, cycling, rugby league, rugby union, soccer and pony and greyhound races.
Between 1993 and 2005, The Gabba was redeveloped in six stages at a cost of $128,000,000AUD. The dimensions of the playing field are now 170.6 metres by 149.9 metres to accommodate the playing of Australian Football at elite level.
Both the pebble and smooth grain finishes have been required and proven to be a great contrast in texture and design.