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Cricket Officials Are Worried Adele’s Shows At Brisbane’s Gabba Will Ruin The Pitch

Written by Sam Murphy on March 4, 2017

Cricket officials are worried that Adele‘s concerts at The Gabba this weekend will ruin the pitch ahead of the First Test of the Ashes in November.

As The Courier Mail report, a metal road has been built on top of the traditionally bouncy pitch for the gigs and it will be undercover for 11 days.

The worst case scenario is that the pitch will have to be completely returfed although as Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell says, “It is too early to know what will happen.”

“We will just have to wait until they lift the stuff up next week.”

The last time the pitch returfed was 17 years ago when the venue was turned into an Olympic football stadium.

60,000 people are expected to come through the gates for the first of two gigs tonight and Gabba boss Blair Conaghan is expecting it to be challenging.

“There’ll be challenges,” he said.

“Absolutely. We hope people remain patient. This is a big event.”

The last major concert to be held at The Gabba was Aussie rockers Sherbet way back in 1973.

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