The countdown is on to the Cricket World Cup 2015. If you’re planning a visit to cheer on your favourite team, read on for everything you need to know about the Cricket World Cup in Brisbane.
Australia is co-hosting the Cricket World Cup with traditional rival New Zealand this summer.Brisbane will host three matches over the course of the tournament.
- On 21 February Australia takes on Bangladesh
- On 25 February Ireland plays the United Arab Emirates
- On 1 March Pakistan and Zimbabwe face each other in what’s bound to be a nail-biting match
Brisbane Cricket World Cup matches will be held at The Gabba – a sporting venue that is named after the suburb of Woolloongabba, in which it is located. This state of the art stadium holds 42,000 seats and has been developed over the years into a truly modern venue, an icon of Australian sports.
If you’re wondering where to stay in Brisbane for the Cricket World Cup 2015 with your Brisbane car hire, you can stay close to the stadium, around Kangaroo Point – there are some hotels and apartments along Main St. From here you are literally just around the corner from The Gabba. In the central city itself the main stretches of Ann St and Turbot St as well as the surrounding streets are dotted with hotels. The Gabba stadium is located two kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD. The most direct route is along the Pacific Motorway which brings you almost directly to The Gabba.
While in Brisbane be sure to make time to eat and check out the local restaurant and bar scene – there is plenty to sample and tempt your tastebuds. Straight across the road from The Gabba St is Birdcage restaurant and behind it, Canvas cocktail and wine bar. Indi-Mex is a unique fusion option – Indian and Mexican, as the name implies – over on Logan Rd in Woolloongabba near the stadium. In the city centre Malt on Market St serves up top notch contemporary cuisine, Moda on Edward St has a Mediterranean vibe and Miel on Mary St is the place to go for premium hand made burgers.