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THE GABBA Gate 7, Brisbane Cricket Ground Vulture Street, Woolloongabba PO Box 1085 Coorparoo DC QLD 4151 Telephone 1300 THE GABBA or (07) 3035 6220 Facsimile (07) 3393 0298 Email [email protected] Web www.thegabba.org.au

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index

Message from the Manager ..................... 1

beyond the members reserve

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history of the brisbane cricket ground .............................. memories of the gabba

Reciprocal Rights ........................... 16 5

membership terms and conditions ....................................22

Dress Standards ..............................28 Field Positions ........................... 34

helpul information ........................ 19

Members Reserve Location ............... 19 Access ..........................................20 Transport .......................................20 Parking .......................................20 Lift ............................................. 21 TAB ............................................. 21 Cash Outlet .................................... 21 Lost Property ................................. 21

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Members Seating ........................... 11 Members Etiquette ........................... 11 Members Bars ................................. 11 The Members Dining Room ............... 12 Premium Food and Beverage Options ....................................... 12 Annual Calendar of Events .................. 12 Membership Categories ..................... 15

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message from the manager

Congratulations on becoming a Member of the Brisbane Cricket Ground. Since 1895 the Brisbane Cricket Ground has been a major part of Brisbane's sporting landscape. As the Gabba approaches its 115th year the world is almost unrecognizable from that which existed at the end of the 19th century when the Parliament v The Press padded up for the first match and the ground came into being. One thing has stayed constant through this time is the love of watching high class sporting action and witnessing champions staking their claim for sporting immortality. Many of Australia's sporting icons have graced the hallowed Gabba turf and in the future many more will use it as their proving ground.

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Heroes and champion teams ebb and flow but the quality of the Gabba remains and continues to be much lauded by elite sportsman. In recent years the Gabba has undergone its own rebuild into a modern stadium. The charming old timber stands which held many fond memories may have gone but much of the history and heritage still exists in the memories of our membership. Your Brisbane Cricket Ground Membership has existed since 1937 and we have a growing band of Members who have achieved the milestone of 50 years of membership. It is our goal to ensure the Members Reserve continues to thrive and remain relevant for our busy modern lives.

Our mission is to create a superior Members environment by building on our excellent viewing position in the stadium and incorporating standards of amenity, food, beverage and customer service that is in keeping with a club environment and your commitment to us in joining. Your support and feedback is essential and always welcome as it allows our team to create a club that Members are proud of and look forward to attending. Welcome to the Brisbane Cricket Ground Members Reserve for what promises to be another year of world class sporting action.

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Blair Conaghan Manager, Brisbane Cricket Ground

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history of the brisbane cricket ground

In 1895 a small patch of land was set aside as the location for what is now one of the world's most famous sporting arenas. Since then the iconic Brisbane Cricket Ground, affectionately known as the Gabba, has helped shape the sporting landscape in this country. The first event to be held at the Brisbane Cricket Ground was a cricket match between Parliament and the Press on 19 December 1896. The result was a tie (61 runs each). The venue has provided a backdrop to some of Australia's most memorable sporting moments including the famous tied test in 1960 between Australia and the West Indies, Queensland's first Sheffield Shield win in 1995 and the Brisbane Lions successful run of three AFL premiership titles in a row between 2001 and 2003.

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Throughout its 115 year history the Brisbane Cricket Ground has hosted a wide variety of sports including rugby league, rugby union, soccer, greyhound racing and even cycling. The venue has gone through many stages of redevelopment to become the first class facility that we see today. The Brisbane Lions (AFL) team and the Queensland Bulls state cricket team call the Gabba `home' and continue to treat Queensland crowds to the excitement and exhilaration of their sport at the highest level.

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memories of the gabba

Over the years the Brisbane Cricket Ground has continually evolved, adapting to the sports represented on the field and once upon a time, on the track. The venues 50 Year Members have witnessed many changes to the Ground along with many special events and moments in time. To help celebrate the history of the Brisbane Cricket Ground, we ask our 50 Year Members to share some of their favourite memories of the Gabba.

Jill Pozzi

Member since 1958 I have thoroughly enjoyed being a Member of the Brisbane Cricket Ground for so many years. My earliest memories are of coming down from Kingaroy with my family in the thirties. I was only a small child and "THE GABBA" and the city surrounding it seemed enormous. Later in the thirties and forties we watched hours of wonderful cricket after we had moved to Brisbane. My brother used to spend time under the Members stand gathering empty drink bottles to collect the refund--a great source of pocket money!

Peter Rowland

Member since 1957 During a wet weather break in the 1946 Australia v England Test,Hasset, Miller & some others were playing a game of French cricket on the veranda of the players' pavilion. Hassett was bowling to Miller. After a few traditional bowls Hasset got bored & bowled a full toss into Miller's nether regions. He retired hurt.

David Backstrom

Member since 1946 My first cricket Test match ­ 1946 Aust v.England provided my first view of Don Bradman. To me even at this late stage of his career, he was a class above the other batsmen. I saw his controversial "catch" to Ikin. George Borwick, the umpire gave him "not out". I was talking to Borwick in Sydney c. 1950 and he was still adamant that it was not a catch. (I suppose he would say that anyway!). From that match I remember Washbrook's cover fielding and the unique "kangaroo hops" in Doug Wright's run-up.

Claude Johnstone

Member since 1958

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When I first became a Member at the Gabba, the cricket test umpires, commentators and Members all had lunch together in the Members Dining Room.

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Jim Croker AM

Member since 1957 The most memorable event I witnessed during my membership. It occurred during the last day of the West Indies ­ Australia test match on Wednesday 14th December 1960. I was situated in the old wooden Members stand, which was positioned, if I remember correctly, approximately where the current cricketers club is situated. During the afternoon's play, it became evident to me, that the game could end up with a closer result than most people expected. Three Australians were dismissed in the last over of this match vainly trying to score the winning runs. As it turned out Meckiff was run out on the last ball of the over, and a tie was the result. I believe that Clive Harberg, 4QR's national broadcaster, was not certain of the result, and the Members around me could hardly believe their eyes. The whole of the Gabba including the excited Members rose in absolute uproar; this provided me with my most memorable moment during my membership.

John Biggs

Member since 1945 My memories go back to the seasons immediately after World War II when the Gabba ground and old southern stands were recovering from the Army occupation and the oval was surrounded by a high wire fence to prevent pitch invasion. One memory that stands out was the consummate skill of wicketkeeper Don Tallon whose grace, style and freakish abilities simply dominated Queensland's Shield and International opponents. A stumper with the speed of a striking snake, he regularly showed his finesse by the removal of one bail only. I have seen all keepers of all countries since the war, but Tallon remains the best, in my opinion.

Prof. Sam Mellick CBE

Member since 1959 Over the years, I attended many games on a Friday afternoon after completing an operating session at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. I rode in a tram to the Gabba and entered the gate nearest the scoreboard, sat and lazed on the grass on the hill amongst a scattering of beer cans. I recall seeing Norman O'Neill cutting Truman for a succession of fours before being caught attempting another.

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inside the members reserve

The facilities in the Gabba Members Reserve include two air conditioned bars for the exclusive use of Members and their guests, various dedicated food and beverage outlets and a Members Dining Room overlooking the hallowed Gabba turf. Members and their guests can enjoy panoramic stadium views, easy grandstand access and a high quality a-la-carte menu on match days.

Members Seating

Aside from being in the best location at the ground to watch cricket and AFL all year round, Members can choose their own seat once they enter the Members Reserve. Whether you prefer to be up close to the action in the front row or get a birds eye view from the stands, the choice is yours week in, week out! Upon arrival, you may reserve your seat in the stands by using a personal reservation sticker issued at your point of entry and then head off to one of the bars or lounge areas to relax before the start of the match. Members have a choice of licensed or unlicensed seating which is clearly signed.

Cricketing Etiquette

The Members Reserve includes seating in the batsman's line of sight. It is kindly requested that Members remain seated until the end of an over to avoid any disruption to play. Occasionally, when demand is expected to be high, a special seating plan may be instigated to ensure maximum capacity can be achieved. In these circumstances any such plans will be communicated to the membership through email and the website.

Members Bars

Members have access to three stylish and comfortable air-conditioned bars, located on level 2, 3 and 4 of the Members Reserve. The level 2 and 4 bars overlook the playing surface offering a variety of premium beverages.

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The Members Dining Room

Enjoying a meal with friends or entertaining guests in the Members Dining Room is the perfect way to kick-start your evening at the Gabba. With spectacular views of the playing surface, memorabilia lining the walls and award winning cuisine, the Members Dining Room offers a stylish and memorable dining experience for you and your guests. Members who choose to dine in the Members Dining Room are able to reserve seating in the upper stand. One of our friendly staff will confirm your seating preferences while you dine. Of course you can linger in the dining room for as long as you like and Members are free to watch the game from your table. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting Michael O'Brien Catering on 07 3249 2000.

Premium Food and Beverage options

BCG Members have access to a range of quality food and beverage options on sale exclusively inside the Members Reserve. The Members informal food & beverage outlets include: · Members Choice which offers some exotic food options; · Members Taste which caters for the traditional stadium favourites; · Members Café specialising in healthy snacks and sandwiches; and · Members Grill brings the authentic BBQ flavour to your match day experience. Premium coffee is also available along with a variety of other refreshments throughout the Members Reserve.

Annual Calendar of Events

As a BCG Member you are entitled to enter the Members Reserve for all Cricket Australia (CA), Queensland Cricket (QC) and Australian Football League (AFL) scheduled fixtures. There may be some exceptions, such as finals, testimonial matches or concerts. Members may have to pay an entry fee for such events but this is usually at a special Member's rate with preferential booking terms. A fixture calendar is issued separately on a seasonal basis showing the upcoming cricket and AFL fixtures.

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Membership Categories

The privileges of membership reside with the Member, whose Member card is not transferable. Members Guest cards are fully transferable and maybe used without the Member being in attendance. Membership is currently open and offered in the following categories.

Brisbane Cricket Ground Non Transferable

Adult Member Adult Members are able to enjoy all the benefits of access to the Members Brisbane Brisbane Brisbane Reserve Groundadditionally may purchase a Members Guest card as well as daily and Cricket Ground Cricket Cricket Ground Family guestGuest subject to availability. ticket Junior

Transferable Non Transferable Transferable Brisbane Cricket Ground

Member

Junior Member Junior membership is available from the age of 12 to 18 years of age. A Junior Member enjoys the same privileges as an adult Member except they can not purchase a Members Guest card or daily guest tickets. Upon reaching 18 years of age an offer of adult membership is made. Brisbane Brisbane Brisbane

Junior Absentee Member Non Transferable

Cricket Ground Cricket Ground

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Family Junior

Brisbane Cricket Ground Non Transferable

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Brisbane Cricket Ground Transferable

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Family Junior

If your circumstances change and you relocate beyond 400 km from the Brisbane Cricket Ground for a period of 9 months or more you may choose to apply for an Absentee Membership. This option preserves your membership investment but suspends your membership entitlements until such a time as you apply to have your membership reinstated.

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Brisbane Cricket Ground Non Transferable

Member

Brisbane Cricket Ground Transferable

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Brisbane Cricket Ground Non Transferable

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beyond the members reserve

The Membership Department hosts special Member events throughout the year. Members are invited to attend special event day exclusives such as the annual Members Test Match Breakfast hosted on Day 1 of the Test Match. Members are also invited to events outside of game days such as Golf Days, AFL Days, Wine Nights and other special events. The Membership Department endeavours to offer something for every Member and are open to feedback and suggestions.

Reciprocal Rights

The BCG has official Reciprocal Rights with all the Test Grounds around Australia, as well as some other venues. See the Terms and conditions on how to access your rights. Melbourne Cricket Club Sydney Cricket Ground Western Australia Cricket Association South Australia Cricket Association Bellerive Oval ANZ Stadium Club

The Gabba is one of Stadiums Queensland's suite of nine venues. Other venues managed by Stadiums Queensland include: Brisbane Entertainment Centre Suncorp Stadium Queensland Tennis Centre Skilled Park Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre Sleeman Sports Complex Dairy Farmers Stadium Gold Coast Stadium The BCG is developing special offerings and access opportunities for Members to its partner venues. As these relationships develop, the Member benefits will be communicated via the website and email announcements.

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Members Reserve Location

The Members Reserve is situated at the Northern end of the ground, perhaps better known as the Vulture Street end. This location provides Members with a premium view directly behind the bowler's arm for the cricket and on the centre wing for the AFL.

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Access

Members enter the Reserve through Gate 5 on Vulture Street. Access is granted upon presentation of the Members card or Members Guest card. Members are entitled to purchase up to two daily guest tickets to most events. Restrictions may apply to anticipated premium events, generally including One Day Internationals involving Australia, the first day of the Test Match or the first 3 days of an Ashes series Test Match. Entrance to the Members Reserve for these event days may be limited to Members and Members Guest cardholders only. To purchase daily guest tickets to all other match days, Members can access these tickets in advance via Ticketmaster. Members may also purchase these tickets on the game day from the Members Match Day Office located at Gate 5. The Members Match Day Office is open from the gate opening time on match days.

Public Transport

Your Brisbane Cricket Ground membership cards and daily guest tickets entitle you to travel free, to and from major games*, on all regular network wide Brisbane Transport bus services and Queensland Rail on game days (travel times are limited around the event time). Visit www.translink.com.au to plan your journey or call 13 12 30 for event day bus and train timetables.

* Free public transport excludes One Day Domestic matches and Sheffield Shield event days.

On the day of and event at the Gabba, a 15 minute (1/4P) parking limit applies on all unsigned roads from 7am ­ 10pm. A two hour (2P) parking limit applies from 7am ­ 7pm Monday to Friday on all unsigned roads on non-event days. You can park between `P No Limit' signs in signed streets. These signs are generally only on one side of the road.

Lift

A lift is located within the Members Reserve near Gate 5, for Members usage between the lower level, the Members Dining Room and the upper level.

TAB

The TAB outlet is located on the ground level of the Northern Stand opposite Section 4 and adjacent to the Members Reserve.

Paid Parking

Paid parking is privately available at the Mater Hospital, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and Southbank Parklands.

Cash Outlet

A cash outlet is located within the TAB on the ground level opposite Section 4.

Parking On Street

The Gabba Traffic Area covers the streets around the Gabba. Always check the Traffic Area signs for parking times. These signs are located at all entry points to the Traffic Area, not on individual streets within the Traffic Area. Once you pass these signs, parking restrictions apply until you pass another sign indicating the end of the Traffic Area.

Lost Property

On match days, the Members Match Day Office near Gate 5 will assist Members who lose or find property. Lost property enquiries may also be made to the Brisbane Cricket Ground Office during business hours.

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membership terms and conditions

Privileges and requirements are current as at the date of publication, but changes may be made from time to time where the Brisbane Cricket Ground (BCG) is responding to new laws, improving its service to Members or where necessary to respond to changes in its business or systems. The current version of the Membership Terms (including changes from time to time) will be available on the BCG website (www.thegabba.org.au) or upon request by calling 1300 The Gabba or (07) 3035 6220. The BCG cannot guarantee that a seat in the Members Reserve will be available for every Member or Members Guest cardholder, especially for Premium Events. Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis, except where advised otherwise by way of publication in the Members Newsletter issued at the beginning of each sporting season or as otherwise notified via the BCG website (www. thegabba.org.au), email and or letter. Seats may not be reserved for persons who have not yet arrived at the Ground. There may be Premium Events when Members will not be admitted to the Ground if capacity is reached. It is recommended on those expected Premium Event days, Members arrive early at the Ground to improve the opportunity to enter that day. Premium Events include those events designated by the Manager, BCG as a Premium Event. The designation of an event as a Premium Event is based on the anticipated available capacity of the stadium. Anticipated available capacity of the stadium is determined by reference to the expected crowds for a particular event and the BCG's other contractual arrangements with third parties (such as the AFL or Cricket Australia) regarding access to the Ground. Where practicable, Premium Events will be designated well before the event. Events likely to be designated as Premium Events will be identified as such in the Members Newsletter issued at the beginning of each sporting season. The current designation of an event can also be confirmed closer to an event date by checking the BCG website (www.thegabba.org.au) or by calling 1300 The Gabba or (07) 3035 6220. The designation of an event may change due to changes in actual bookings and changes to the seating plan adopted for the event to meet safety, licence and other legal requirements or requirements of the event or the event promoter. When demand for seats is likely to exceed the seats available in the Members Reserve (for example where there is a Premium Event), the BCG reserves the right to issue access tickets by other methods. If this is likely to occur, details will be provided in the Members Newsletter issued at the beginning of each sporting season or you will be otherwise notified via the BCG website (www.thegabba.org.au) and via email.

Memberships

Junior Membership Eligibility for Junior Membership begins following the applicant's 12th birthday and ceases at age 18 at which time the Junior Member is invited to take up adult membership, with a choice of one or two cards, which must be taken up in the year of eligibility. Absentee Membership Absentee Membership is available to Members who reside further than 400 km from the BCG for at least 9 months of the membership year. This option suspends membership entitlements until such a time as application is made to have membership reinstated. The reinstatement of Absentee Membership is not guaranteed and is dependent on availability of membership places based on the capacity of the Ground and contractual arrangements with third parties (such as the AFL or Cricket Australia). Priority will be given to Absentee Members for reinstatement on payment of the

balance of the membership fee. If they have already paid an absentee fee for that membership year, the amount paid will be deducted from the full membership fee in calculating the amount payable. Transfer of Membership Adult Members and Junior Members may in limited special circumstances (such as illness, disability and death) transfer their memberships to their spouse, next of kin or other close relative nominated by the Member and agreed to by the BCG. Please contact us if you wish to ascertain your eligibility for membership transfer. If the BCG permits this, we will advise you of our consent by letter. Voluntary Suspension Members may apply for voluntary suspension of their membership if they find themselves in exceptional circumstances such as financial or physical hardship. Applications for voluntary suspension of membership will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Manager, BCG.

Membership Fees and Subscriptions The membership joining fee and subscription rates are reviewed annually. A current membership card is required for access to the Members Reserve. Renewals The membership year is from 1 September to 31 August; subscriptions are payable in advance. The BCG will send out membership renewal notices annually by the last week of July. Should the subscription be in arrears for four (4) months from renewal date (i.e. on 1 January), memberships are considered to have lapsed and will be cancelled. Where it is practicable to do so, the BCG will notify Members when their subscription is in arrears and their membership is to be cancelled. It is recommended that Members pay subscriptions within the four month period to preserve membership privileges. Discounts may be offered for early payments; any available discount for membership renewals will be set out in the renewal notice.

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Late Fee A late fee will be applicable to membership renewals received after 30 September and are set out in the renewal notice. New Members Any person wishing to become a Member must submit a written application on the appropriate form. Application forms are available from the BCG office or from the website www.thegabba.org.au. Junior membership is available from the age of 12. A non-refundable application fee of $25 is applicable for all applications. Applicants will receive confirmation in writing upon receipt of application.

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Cancelled Memberships Cancellations of membership can occur for a number of reasons including: · lapsed membership payments as discussed in the Renewals section above; · behavioural issues, including behaviour that: ­ would impact on the amenity and enjoyment of other spectators or Members; ­ could reasonably result in a breach of the law or a breach of the BCG's licence conditions for the venue; or ­ materially breaches these Membership Terms; and · card misuse, including the transfer or provision of the Members card to another person who has not been approved in writing by the Manager, BCG or otherwise using the card for a purpose other than as permitted by the Membership Terms.

The BCG reserves the right to cancel membership where: · a Member or guest has already received one warning due to misconduct by a Member that would result in a material breach of these terms and the Member repeats this behaviour within 12 months from when they received the first warning; or · any aspect of the Members conduct, whether on or adjacent to the BCG, in the reasonable opinion of the Manager, BCG amounts to a serious breach of the law (eg assault, sexual harassment or theft) or interferes with other's enjoyment of the stadium. If a membership is cancelled, acceptance of any further application for membership in the future will be at the discretion of the Manager, BCG.

Membership cards and guest tickets

Member's Card Members are reminded of the strictly nontransferable provision of the Members card, including lending of the card within the family. The only exception is transfer of the card under the Transfer of Membership provision in these Membership Terms. Card misuse, including the transfer or provision of the card to another person who has not been approved in writing by the Manager, BCG or otherwise using the card for a purpose other than as permitted by the Membership Terms, may result in cancellation of the membership.

Members Guest Card An adult Member may subscribe for a second card or "Member's Guest" card which is transferable on a daily basis to any person subject to: · the guest conforming with dress requirements outlined in these Membership Terms; · the guest's conduct conforming with the requirements of these Membership Terms; and · the Member being responsible for the guest's compliance with Membership Terms, whether the Member is present or not. The Members Guest card is also transferable under the Transfer of Membership provision in these Membership Terms. Members have a responsibility to ensure that their guests are aware of the requirements of the Membership Terms and that the guest and/or Member may be held accountable for a breach of these requirements.

"Members Guest" cardholders are not entitled to bring guests into the Members Reserve - that privilege is reserved for Members. Holders of Members Guest cards do not need to be accompanied by the Member. Members Daily Guest Tickets Members, other than Juniors, are permitted to invite up to two guests per day on payment of the prevailing entry fee to most events. Members daily guest tickets are available prior to the match through Ticketmaster for both AFL fixtures and cricket matches* as well as from the Members Match Day Office on match days. (*One Day Domestic and Sheffield Shield tickets are only available on the match day from the Members Match Day Office).

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Exceptions to this general rule may include:· First Day of the Test Match · One Day Internationals involving Australia · Other Premium Event matches which are expected to draw exceptionally large crowds · Days 1 ­ 3 of any Ashes Series For circumstances such as the Premium Events discussed above, the BCG can exercise its reasonable discretion to limit tickets available to Members. Where practicable, these circumstances will be identified in the Members Newsletter issued at the beginning of each sporting season or you will be otherwise notified via the BCG website (www.thegabba.org.au) and via email.

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For those matches anticipated to draw exceptionally large crowds, such as Premium Events, Members are advised to visit the Members Information page on the BCG website (www.thegabba.org.au) or call 1300 The Gabba or (07) 3035 6220 to confirm if restrictions have been placed on the sale of Members daily guest tickets. Please note that only Members (other than Juniors), may purchase daily guest tickets. The Members card may not be used by anyone other than the Member to purchase guest tickets. To lend the Members card is considered a breach of the Membership Terms and may result in cancellation of the membership. Wearing of Cards Membership cards are issued with a lanyard and plastic cardholder enabling Members and Members guests to wear their cards. The wearing of cards is voluntary, however, wearing your Members or Members Guest card does assist staff in ensuring that everyone who is in the Members Reserve is entitled to be there.

Photo identification must be presented with the Members card upon entrance to the Members Reserve. Junior Members will be required to provide student identification or signature for verification. Members and guests are required to show their membership cards or daily guest ticket on request to any employee of the BCG. Card Replacements Members, in all categories, seeking replacement of cards due to loss or for other reasons, are required to advise the BCG in writing and pay the replacement fee of $35. Members may be provided with a free replacement of their card where the damage arises due to the fault of the BCG equipment or staff.

Members Reserve

Members Seats Members and guests are permitted access to public areas at the Ground via the crossover gates inside the Northern Stand; exceptions include Queensland Cricketers' Club, corporate suites and boxes, function rooms, media areas and areas reserved for players and officials. Please note that Members and guests are NOT allowed to occupy seats outside of the Members Reserve unless they have purchased a ticket to do so. In the interest of safety and for the convenience of Members and guests, please: · stand to allow other patrons to pass where you are seated · take care when in the process lowering the seat and sitting down · do not attempt to step over or between the backs of seats

Reserving of Seats on Match Days The reservation of seats in the Members Reserve for friends and/or guests who have not yet arrived at the Ground is not permitted. General Once Members and guests have selected a seat, they may reserve that seat for themselves should they need to leave the seat. Members and guests will be allocated one reserved seat sticker each, upon arrival through the Members entrance. When occupying your seat, Members should place the sticker on their seat back.

The seat reservation sticker is for Members and guests reserving their seat enabling them to use the facilities within the BCG as they wish. Members and guests are requested to remove their sticker when leaving the Members Reserve for the day. The spirit of fair play is essential if amenities are to be shared for the benefit of all Members. 50 Year Members 50 Year Members who are attending the Ground should contact the Membership Department to request their reserved seat. Seating within section 8 may be reserved for visiting 50 Year Members. These seats may be identified by a 50 Year Reserved Seat sleeve.

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Dress Standards The BCG considers it desirable that a reasonable standard of dress, consistent with the prestige of being a Member of a major sporting venue, is maintained by both its Members and their guests. The minimum standard of dress is neat, smart casual for both men and women. Males (12 years and over) must wear a collared shirt irrespective of whether or not a collared jacket or sweater is being worn over the shirt. Shorts and pants must be of dress style. Denim is acceptable. Football style shorts, brief or tight shorts, boxer shorts, tracksuit pants or leggings are not acceptable. Swimsuits, midriff tops and clothing with offensive words or symbols are not acceptable. Ragged, torn or unclean clothing is not acceptable. Males: Sandals (with back/strap) and "runner" type shoes are permitted providing they are clean and in good condition. Thongs (both rubber and fashion dress), masseurs, scuffs, slides, slippers, ugg boots and dilapidated footwear are NOT acceptable. Females: Fashion shoes (not rubber), sandals and "runner" type shoes are permitted providing they are clean and in good condition. Rubber thongs, masseurs, slippers, ugg boots and dilapidated footwear are NOT acceptable. Not withstanding the outlined Dress Regulations, the Manager, BCG reserves the right to refuse entry to the Members Reserve to any person considered not suitably attired. Children Children under 12 years are permitted in the Members Reserve providing they are accompanied by an adult. To ensure that the enjoyment of fellow Members is not impaired, parents have a responsibility to control the movement and behaviour of children within the Members Reserve. Children are not permitted in the Members bars unless under the direct supervision or control of an adult. Parents should ensure that appropriate dress standards for children are observed. Children under 12 may wear T-shirts without collars. For the cricket season, children under five are admitted free of charge to the Members Reserve, provided they do not occupy a seat to the exclusion of another patron. For the AFL matches, children under four are admitted free (on the same basis).

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Smoking The BCG is a no smoking venue. Facilities for Persons with Disabilities Provision has been made in the Northern Stand for people in wheelchairs and for one accompanying person per wheelchair patron. Limited parking is available for the vehicles of Members or Members Guests with disabilities. Please telephone the BCG Reception a week prior to match day to make the necessary arrangements. The BCG cannot guarantee availability but will take all reasonable steps to assist with arrangements. Vehicles must display the official disability sticker to be allowed entry to the car park.

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Members and Guests Conditions of Entry

All Members and guests are required to comply with these Conditions of Entry. If Members or guests breach these Conditions of Entry, the Manager, BCG reserves the right to refuse entry to any person or to remove any person from the stadium. If the behaviour breaches relevant legislation or regulations, Members and guests may also be subject to legislative penalties.

Restrictions

· The use of recording equipment such as cameras and audio and video recorders for professional purposes is not permitted in the venue without permission. · Cameras for personal use are permitted however the use of images taken in the venue for commercial purposes are prohibited. · In circumstances where it is required to protect the BCG's legitimate interests including safety, financial and security interests, the Manager, BCG reserves the right to conduct bag and body searches.

Safety

· For your safety and security, random electronic surveillance is in use at this venue. · To ensure both patron and player safety unauthorised entry to the field of play is prohibited (fines as specified in applicable legislation may apply). · The throwing of any object in the venue (including on to the field of play) is prohibited and may result in the patron responsible being evicted (fines as specified in applicable legislation may apply).

Prohibited Items

· The Manager, BCG suggests the use of soft sided bags (six-pack size), open top fabric bags (such as green supermarket bags) or clear plastic bags in order to abide by the conditions of entry. · Deliveries and product from external caterers is not permitted. Patrons are allowed to bring homemade items such as sandwiches, biscuits and cake. Commercially packaged products of this kind will not be permitted. Small juice, milk or water bottles are permitted provided the item is contained in a cardboard or plastic container with the seals unbroken. · Hard eskies. · Folding chairs. · Alcohol (fines as specified in applicable legislation may apply to patrons caught trying to smuggle alcohol into the venue). · Crockery, cans, opened bottles, glass containers, dangerous or illegal substances, flares, fireworks, laser pointers, loud hailers and musical instruments including horns and whistles.

· Flags and flagpoles displaying political or offensive messages. · Potential or actual weapons such as knives, chains or studded belts whether part of traditional national dress or otherwise. · Any items which are regarded as offensive (e.g. sexual, political, racial or religious messages on signage or clothing) or which can be used as a projectile or create litter (this includes pizza cartons, streamers, confetti and ticker-tape). · Items, which in the opinion of the Manager, BCG have the potential to cause injury or a nuisance or inconvenience to any other person. · Oversized items will not be permitted into the venue, that is items which are unable to fit under your seat.

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For full conditions of entry visit www.thegabba.org.au

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· An adult must accompany children under the age of 12. · Patrons are not permitted to raise umbrellas in viewing areas during play. · The maximum dimensions for an item to fit under a seat are: Height Length Depth/Width 40cm or 15¾ inches 40cm or 15¾ inches 40cm or 15¾ inches

Reciprocity

Members Visiting Other Grounds Members (other than Juniors) who reside in Queensland and northern New South Wales have reciprocal rights to the following Grounds throughout Australia. Members must produce their current membership card and proof of residency outside of the state you are visiting. Please note that some interstate Grounds do not recognise the Members Guest card.

Members are advised to confirm reciprocal arrangements with the Ground you intend to visit as restrictions do occur from time to time. Melbourne Cricket Club Telephone (03) 9657 8888 Email: [email protected] Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust Telephone (02) 9360 6601 or 1800 80 11 55 Email: [email protected]

Adelaide Oval South Australian Cricket Association Telephone: (08) 8300 3800 Email: [email protected] WACA Western Australian Cricket Association Telephone: (08) 9265 7279 Email: [email protected] Bellerive Oval, Hobart Tasmanian Cricket Association Telephone: (03) 6282 0400 Email: [email protected]

Members Visiting Overseas BCG Members are advised that when visiting overseas, in particular the United Kingdom, arrangements can be made, through the Membership Manager, for a "Letter of Introduction" to any Ground. From past experience, BCG Members have always been made most welcome, although space limitations usually make it impossible for other Grounds to assist in relation to Test Matches or One Day Internationals. Last updated October 2010

Bag construction should be soft to touch.

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Long stop Fine leg

Forward Pocket

Third man Long leg

Full-Forward

Forward Pocket

Cricket Field Positioning

Fly slip Backward point First slip Second slip Third slip Fourth slip Sweeper Point Gully Silly point Silly mid off Silly mid on Silly mid off Extra cover Mid off Bowler Batsman: non-striker Umpire Mid on Deep mid-wicket Wicket keeper Leg slip Short fine leg Short backward square leg Deep backward square leg

Half-Forward Tank Centre Half-Forward

Half-Forward Tank

AFL Field Positioning

Ruck Rover

Batsman: striker Short leg Square leg Square Leg Umpire Mid wicket Deep square leg

Rover White attacks this direction Wing Ruckman Rover Wing

Cover point Cover

Deep cover

Cow corner Deep extra cover

Centre Half-Back

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Half-Back Tank

Half-Back Tank

Long off

Long on

Back Pocket

Full-Back

Back Pocket

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