ABOUT ALLAN BORDER FIELD
Originally the home of Valleys Rugby League, Queensland Cricket took over the venue in 1996 with the Brisbane City Council providing a lease over the precinct.
The main pitch was laid and tendered by Kevin Mitchell Snr, the former Gabba curator, with black soil sourced from the Brisbane Valley and designed to replicate conditions at the Gabba
The main ground was named in honour of Australia and Queensland legend Allan Border, with the secondary oval commemorating former Queensland and Australian quick Ray Lindwall.
Allan Border Field has hosted international men’s and women’s touring games featuring Pakistan, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates and England.
Cricket Australia has based its Academy program next to the venue since 2004, with the National Cricket Centre opening in November 2013 to fulfil its role as Cricket Australia’s training and sports science hub.
Allan Border Field will host five warm-up matches for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup, with hosts Australia facing West Indies on February 15. The Gabba will host four ICC Men's T20 World Cup fixtures. Tickets for both tournaments are on sale now!