Affectionately known by cricket fans around the world as "the Gabba," courtesy of the suburb it resides in, the Brisbane Cricket Ground had an inauspicious beginning. In 1895 a lease of an area of swampland, previously set aside as a recreation reserve, was granted to the Queensland Cricket Association for the establishment of a cricket ground.
International Test cricket commenced at the Brisbane Cricket Ground on 27 November 1931, when Australia played South Africa. In the past, the ground has embraced bicycle racing and greyhound racing and is now the home of Australian Rules Football in Queensland, with the Brisbane Lions calling the ground home. The Gabba is the home of Queensland Cricket with all test and one-day matches played at the venue, the Queensland Bulls also call the ground home.