Brisbane is the place to be in the next few months as the city goes sports mad.
Brisbane is the place to be in the next few months as the city goes sports mad. Sarah Harvey

Join the cheer squad

AS the fever builds in Brisbane ahead of a brilliant few months of memorable sporting moments, mark these dates in your diary so you don't miss out on the action.

Ashes series 2010-11

In a fantastic opportunity for cricket fans, Brisbane will be the first Australian city to watch the Aussies try to regain the coveted Ashes from their greatest rival, England, during the first test at the Gabba from November 25. Tickets go on sale from Tuesday, so get in quick before it is sold out. Tickets available at ticketek.com.au or on 132849.

Football fanatics: Brisbane Roar

Since the Hyundai A-League's inception in 2005, Brisbane Roar has gone into battle with the best football teams in Australia. This season will be no different when their first home game kicks off on August 21 against Sydney FC. Coach Ange Postecoglou has put together a young and exciting squad, which promises plenty of attractive and attacking football. If you're missing the World Cup, join the passionate and vocal “Orange Army” at Suncorp Stadium for all the action. With 15 home games on offer, there's never been a better opportunity to check out the Hyundai A-League action. Tickets available at ticketek.com.au or on 132849.

Let's go Broncos

One team who knows there's nothing quite like getting among a passionate crowd is the WOW Brisbane Broncos. While the NRL season has been underway since March, home games are scheduled until early September. Get in to see the boys firing at their best before the finals. Tickets available at ticketek.com.au or on 132849.

Lions rock the Gabba

With only a handful of games remaining before the end of the regular season, now is the time to be part of the roaring crowd and electric atmosphere that is a Lions footy showdown at the Gabba. Will the team emerge from its ‘lower ladder wilderness' before time runs out? Be there to find out. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.au or on 1300136222.

Tri Nations Series

The Qantas Wallabies will open their six-match Bundaberg Red Tri Nations campaign on home soil, playing the world champions South Africa at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday, July 24. The Wallabies have played South Africa on seven occasions in Brisbane and will defend a perfect record when the two nations meet again. Tickets are available at www.rugby.com.au.



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