- Cricket fans await Brisbane Ashes Test

October 22, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
The long-awaited 2010 Ashes campaign is set to get underway in Brisbane towards the end of next month.

With Australia looking to reclaim the famous urn and England desperate to hold on to the trophy, the first match of the series at The Gabba is sure to be a must-see affair.

The local favourites are not coming in to the five-match clash in the best of form, having recently suffered a 2-0 defeat in the Test series against India.

This disappointing result came after Ricky Ponting's men were held to a 1-1 draw by Pakistan earlier in the summer, during which the Baggy Greens' batting collapsed for just 88 in the first innings.

Despite some indifferent play of late, the home side are sure to be fired up going into the first Ashes Test, as are the crowd staying at hotels near The Gabba for the occasion.

Huge demand from local and English fans has meant that tickets for the fixture, which runs between November 25th and 29th, are likely to be almost impossible to get hold of.

However, lovers of the sport could still head to Brisbane for the occasion just to soak up the atmosphere, with the city's many sports bars sure to screen every minute of the action.

The first Test is scheduled to get underway at 10:00 local time.

For more information on this event, visit The Gabba website or contact the venue on (+61) 7 3008 6166. Anyone traveling to the Ashes and after cheap hotels in Brisbane be sure to check out LateRooms for some last minute rooms.

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