Plan ahead or get stuck in the outfield

RACQ has warned Brisbane motorists of parking restrictions and traffic delays on Saturday with a Brisbane Heat double header to be held at The Gabba.

With gates opening at 1pm for the women’s cricket match and the second match starting at 6.35pm, RACQ’s Lauren Ritchie said traffic around Woolloongabba would be impacted for much of the day.

“The evening match is a sell-out so 42,000 people will be converging on the Gabba,” Ms Ritchie said.

“With events like this we often see flow-on delays which can impact traffic around East Brisbane, the Story Bridge and the Riverside Expressway.

“Plan ahead if you’re going to be driving in or around the area on Saturday and expect delays.”

Ms Ritchie also cautioned drivers about parking restrictions which would be in place in the Gabba Traffic Area.

“Fifteen minute parking limits will apply to many on-street parking spaces, so make sure you pay close attention to signage if you plan to drive to the match,” she said.

“We’re encouraging people to leave the car at home and utilize the free public transport access that comes with their match ticket.”