Exhibition Ground

Brisbane, Australia
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It has been the shortest exhibit for this stadium which has so far staged only two tests. Established in 1897 along with the Gabba, it has been unused since 1931. It has a crowd capacity of 26000 and the venue was earlier home for agricultural shows before it hosted its first test match between Australia and England in 1928. It is constructed like an amphitheatre and hence it was a major crowd puller. But the revenue derived from the first test proved to be dismal because most employees of the agricultural society displayed their badges and got free entry into the ground. Since 1931, this ground has managed to host a few other sports like rugby league, tennis and equestrian events. The venue is no longer used for cricket and instead hosts the annual RNA show which attracts over 500,000 people, as well as speedway and equestrian events. It is situated in the suburb of Bowen Hills and is very close to Royal Brisbane Hospital.


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