While improving technology continues to allow us to watch live sporting events from the comfort of our own home, there are few things that can compare to hearing the roar of the crowd after a big hit or huge goal alongside tens of thousands of your peers. Those looking to soak in such thrills in person while in Queensland will be hard pressed to find a better venue than Brisbane’s **Gabba**; officially the Brisbane Cricket Ground, the stadium was constructed in 1895 and has been continually improved to its present-day form in which it’s widely considered one of the best of its kind in the country. Offering a seating capacity of 42,000, the Gabba has a reputation for an excellent level of viewability - its layout ensures great views no matter where you’re sitting, regardless of if that’s a corporate box or the relative “nosebleed” cheaper seats. The stadium has largely served as a home for both cricket and Australian Rules Football throughout its history, however it’s also hosted a variety of other sporting events over the years ranging from athletics, to soccer, to greyhound races and more. It’s also commonly used as an arena for musical concerts and other live performances as well, with a solid ambiance that belies its size. The Gabba’s design offers easy access to the likes of toilets, drinks and food with far fewer lines that at some of Australia’s other popular stadiums as there’s plenty of serving areas that are sufficiently spaced out to avoid crowding. Add in a central location that makes it easy to reach via public transport, and you’ve got perhaps the country’s best venue for footy fans.