Biggest cricket stadiums in Australia

Biggest Cricket Stadiums in Australia

Australia is one of the oldest cricket member and Also most successful cricket team of world, Who win 4 cricket world cup. But today we are not going to talk about these achievements of the Australian team in this post. In this, we are going to talk about the cricket stadium in Australia.

A Summary of the Biggest Cricket Stadiums in Australia

Rank Stadium Capacity City
1 Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,000 Melbourne
2 Perth Stadium 60,000 Perth
3 Adelaide Oval 53,583 Adelaide
4 Docklands Stadium 48,003 Melbourne
5 Sydney Cricket Ground 48,000 Sydney
6 The Gabba 42,000 Brisbane
7 Kardinia Park 36,000 Geelong
8 York Park 21,000 Launceston
9 North Sydney Oval 20,000 Sydneyc
10 WACA Ground 18,000 Perth

1):Melbourne Cricket Ground

The Melbourne Cricket Club, founded in 1838 was forced to move several sites, before it could finally choose the current location, in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria, to build the epic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) stadium in 1853. The MCG, currently is the largest cricket stadium on earth and it is also the 11th largest stadium in the world. Cricket, Rugby and Australian Rules Football are the major sporting events held regularly at the MCG, while it has also played host to the 1956 Summer Olympics, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and a few of the FIFA World Cup qualifier games.

The MCG is colloquially referred by the locals as The G. Due to safety measures, the MCGs capacity, which was well over 100000, was reduced to its current arrangement. The MCG gave birth to the Test match format on March 15, 1877, when Australia and England took on each other in a timeless match. Since then, the ground has been center-stage to over 100 Test matches, including the famous Boxing Day Test match, that is held every year on December 26. Interestingly, crickets first ODI match was also held at the MCG.

The 171m x 146m field at the MCG is surrounded by four stands - Great Southern Stand, MCC Members Reserve, Olympic Stand and Ponsford Stand - named in honour of Victorian batsman Bill Ponsford. From the first wooden members stand in 1854, the MCG has seen a series of enhancements to take its current shape. The infamous Bay 13, known as one of the worst behaved sections in the cricketing fraternity, is a part of the Southern Stand.

The first scoreboard at the MCG was built in 1882. Since then, it has taken many forms and is currently the best and the largest scoreboard available in Australia - state-of-the-art LED-high-definition screen which is 25.24 metres wide and 13.17 metres high. The current facility enables one to see both, batting and bowling cards on one screen. Also, it was at the MCG that Australias first full colour video scoreboard was put in place. The worlds first all-colour cricket scoreboard with instant replays was installed at the MCG.

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Opened 1854
Capacity 100000 (approx, including standing room)
Known as The MCG, The "G"
Dimensions 172.9m long, 147.8m wide
Ends Members End, Great Southern Stand End
Location Melbourne, Australia
Time Zone UTC +11:00
Home to Australia, Victoria
Other Sports it is home to Australian Rules Football, Soccer, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Lawn Bowls, Squash
Floodlights Yes
Curator Tony Ware

STATS - TEST

Total matches 113
Matches won batting first 56
Matches won bowling first 40
Average 1st Inns scores 311
Average 2nd Inns scores 311
Average 3rd Inns scores 253
Average 4th Inns scores 172
Highest total recorded 624/8 (142 Ov) by AUS vs PAK
Lowest total recorded 36/10 (23.2 Ov) by RSA vs AUS

STATS - ODI

Total matches 149
Matches won batting first 72
Matches won bowling first 73
Average 1st Inns scores 222
Average 2nd Inns scores 196
Highest total recorded 344/8 (50 Ov) by ICCWXI vs ASIAXI
Lowest total recorded 94/10 (31.7 Ov) by ENG vs AUS
Highest score chased 308/5 (48.5 Ov) by ENG vs AUS
Lowest score defended 173/9 (50 Ov) by AUS vs WI

STATS - T20

Total matches 14
Matches won batting first 6
Matches won bowling first 7
Average 1st Inns scores 142
Average 2nd Inns scores 128
Highest total recorded 184/4 (20 Ov) by AUSW vs INDW
Lowest total recorded 74/10 (17.3 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Highest score chased 172/5 (20 Ov) by SL vs AUS
Lowest score defended 127/10 (18.4 Ov) by AUS vs PAK

2): Perth Stadium, Perth

Perth Stadium, also known by naming rights sponsorship as Optus Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Perth, Western Australia, located in the suburb of Burswood. It was completed in late 2017 and officially opened on 21 January 2018. The stadium has a capacity of over 60,000 people, making it the third-largest stadium in Australia (after the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Stadium Australia). The stadium can be extended up to 65,000 seats for rectangular sports.

Perth Stadium is primarily used for Australian rules football and cricket. Perths two Australian Football League (AFL) teams – the Fremantle Football Club and the West Coast Eagles – relocated their home games from Subiaco Oval to Perth Stadium, while the Perth Scorchers play their Big Bash League home games at the venue, having previously played at the WACA Ground..

Perth Stadium was built by a consortium led by Multiplex. The announcement of the Burswood location in June 2011 followed a series of earlier proposals for the stadium, including locations in Subiaco and East Perth.

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FACTS

Capacity 60000
Location Perth, Australia
Time Zone UTC +08:00
Floodlights Yes

STATS - TEST

Total matches 2
Matches won batting first 2
Average 1st Inns scores 371
Average 2nd Inns scores 224
Average 3rd Inns scores 230
Average 4th Inns scores 155
Highest total recorded 416/10 (146.2 Ov) by AUS vs NZ
Lowest total recorded 140/10 (56 Ov) by IND vs AUS

STATS - ODI

Total matches 2
Matches won batting first 1
Matches won bowling first 1
Average 1st Inns scores 205
Average 2nd Inns scores 200
Highest total recorded 259/10 (47.4 Ov) by ENG vs AUS
Lowest total recorded 152/10 (38.1 Ov) by AUS vs RSA
Highest score chased 153/4 (29.2 Ov) by RSA vs AUS
Lowest score defended 259/10 (47.4 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

STATS - T20

Total matches 1
Matches won bowling first 1
Average 1st Inns scores 106
Average 2nd Inns scores 109
Highest total recorded 109/0 (11.5 Ov) by AUS vs PAK
Highest score chased 109/0 (11.5 Ov) by AUS vs PAK

3): Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

The Adelaide Oval nestled across the backdrop of magnificence of glorious gardens and swaying trees makes for a scenic ground.

Redevelopment of the ground between 2008 and 2014 at a cost of $575 million that involved constructing two new stands at the Southern and Eastern sides of the ground have perhaps taken away the blissful facade surrounding the stadium. However, the Northern hill, iconic Moreton Bay Figs and heritage scoreboard still give you a feeling of nostalgia.

The stadium hosted its first ODI back in 1975 when Australia took on the West Indies. Over the years, many riveting contests have taken place at Adelaide Oval, including West Indies great escape from the proverbial jaws of defeat to beat Australia by 1-run in a Test match in 1993.

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FACTS

Opened 1871
Capacity 53,583 (including standing room)
Known as The Adelaide Oval
Dimensions 190.2m long, 126.2m wide
Ends City End, Cathedral End
Location Adelaide, Australia
Time Zone UTC +10:30
Home to South Australia and Adelaide Strikers
Other Sports it is home to Australian Rules Football (since 1877), Rugby League (1997-1998) as well as archery, athletics, baseball, cycling, american football, highland games, hockey, lacrosse, lawn tennis, rugby union, quoits and soccer)
Floodlights Yes
Curator Damien Hough

STATS - TEST

Total matches 79
Matches won batting first 38
Matches won bowling first 22
Average 1st Inns scores 385
Average 2nd Inns scores 354
Average 3rd Inns scores 278
Average 4th Inns scores 213
Highest total recorded 674/10 (151.3 Ov) by AUS vs IND
Lowest total recorded 82/10 (25.7 Ov) by AUS vs WI

STATS - ODI

Total matches 85
Matches won batting first 46
Matches won bowling first 37
Average 1st Inns scores 230
Average 2nd Inns scores 202
Highest total recorded 369/7 (50 Ov) by AUS vs PAK
Lowest total recorded 70/10 (26.3 Ov) by AUS vs NZ
Highest score chased 303/9 (49.4 Ov) by SL vs ENG
Lowest score defended 140/10 (49 Ov) by PAK vs WI

STATS - T20

Total matches 5
Matches won batting first 3
Matches won bowling first 2
Average 1st Inns scores 181
Average 2nd Inns scores 139
Highest total recorded 233/2 (20 Ov) by AUS vs SL
Lowest total recorded 146/10 (18 Ov) by SL vs AUS
Highest score chased 158/9 (20 Ov) by ENG vs AUS
Lowest score defended 188/3 (20 Ov) by IND vs AUS

4): Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Docklands Stadium, also known by naming rights sponsorship as Marvel Stadium, is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment stadium in the Docklands area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Construction started in October 1997, and was completed in 2000 at a cost of A$460 million. The stadium features a retractable roof, and the ground level seating can be converted from oval to rectangular configuration.

The stadium is primarily used for Australian rules football, and was originally built as a replacement for Waverley Park. Offices at the precinct serve as the headquarters of the Australian Football League (AFL) which, since 7 October 2016, has had exclusive ownership of the venue.[4] With a capacity for 56,000 spectators for sports, the stadium is the second-largest in Melbourne, and hosts a number of other sporting events, including domestic Twenty20 cricket matches, Melbourne Victory soccer home matches, rugby league and rugby union matches, as well as special events and concerts. Seven Networks digital broadcast centre is also headquartered at the precinct.

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Opened 2000
Capacity 12,000 to 70,000 (Cricket: 48,000)
Known as Etihad Stadium, Colonial Stadium, Telstra Dome
Dimensions 170m long, 140m wide
Ends Lockett End, Coventry End
Location Melbourne, Australia
Time Zone UTC +11:00
Home to Australia
Other Sports it is home to Australian Rules, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer
Floodlights Yes

STATS - ODI

Total matches 12
Matches won batting first 8
Matches won bowling first 3
Average 1st Inns scores 253
Average 2nd Inns scores 198
Highest total recorded 328/4 (50 Ov) by AUS vs ICCWXI
Lowest total recorded 137/10 (27.5 Ov) by ICCWXI vs AUS
Highest score chased 247/6 (49.4 Ov) by NZ vs AUS
Lowest score defended 206/7 (50 Ov) by RSA vs AUS

5): Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is a sports stadium in Sydney, Australia. It is used for Test, One Day International and Twenty20 cricket, as well as Australian rules football, rugby league football, rugby union, and association football. It is the home ground for the New South Wales Blues cricket team, the Sydney Sixers of the Big Bash League and the Sydney Swans of the Australian Football League. It is also the temporary home of the Sydney Roosters of the National Rugby League and the NSW Waratahs of Super Rugby, during the redevelopment of the Sydney Football Stadium. It is owned and operated by the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust, who also hold responsibility for the Sydney Football Stadium which is currently being redeveloped by the NSW Government.

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FACTS

Opened 1854
Capacity 48,000
Known as Sydney Cricket Ground No. 1; Garrison Ground (1848-1877), Association Ground
Dimensions 156m long, 154m wide
Ends Paddington End, Randwick End
Location Sydney, Australia
Time Zone UTC +11:00
Home to New South Wales, Sydney Sixers
Other Sports it is home to Australian Rules Football (Sydney Swans)
Floodlights Yes
Curator Tom Parker

STATS - TEST

Total matches 109
Matches won batting first 47
Matches won bowling first 41
Average 1st Inns scores 317
Average 2nd Inns scores 313
Average 3rd Inns scores 252
Average 4th Inns scores 170
Highest total recorded 705/7 (187.3 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Lowest total recorded 42/10 (37.3 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

STATS - ODI

Total matches 159
Matches won batting first 90
Matches won bowling first 62
Average 1st Inns scores 224
Average 2nd Inns scores 189
Highest total recorded 408/5 (50 Ov) by RSA vs WI
Lowest total recorded 63/10 (25.5 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Highest score chased 334/8 (49.2 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Lowest score defended 101/9 (30 Ov) by AUS vs WI

STATS - T20

Total matches 10
Matches won batting first 4
Matches won bowling first 5
Average 1st Inns scores 160
Average 2nd Inns scores 140
Highest total recorded 221/5 (20 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Highest score chased 200/3 (20 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Lowest score defended 134/5 (20 Ov) by AUSW vs RSAW

6): The Gabba

The Brisbane Cricket Ground, commonly known as the Gabba, is a major sports stadium in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. The nickname Gabba derives from the suburb of Woolloongabba, in which it is located. Over the years, the Gabba has hosted athletics, Australian rules football, baseball, concerts, cricket, cycling, rugby league, rugby union, soccer and pony and greyhound races. At present, it serves as the home ground for the Queensland Bulls in domestic cricket, the Brisbane Heat of the Big Bash League and Womens Big Bash League, and the Brisbane Lions of the Australian Football League.

Between 1993 and 2005, the Gabba was redeveloped in six stages at a cost of A$128,000,000. The dimensions of the playing field are now 170.6 metres (east-west) by 149.9 metres (north-south), to accommodate the playing of Australian rules football at elite level. The seating capacity of the ground was 42,000 in 2010, which has been reduced in recent times due to new electronic scoreboards and corporate facilities.[3] For international cricket matches, the capacity is reduced to 36,000 due to new scoreboards and the addition of a pool deck, as well as wider sight screens.[4] For AFL matches the capacity is slightly larger at 37,478.

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FACTS

Opened 1895
Capacity 42000 (approx)
Known as The Gabba
Dimensions 170.6m long, 149.9m wide
Ends Stanley Street End, Vulture Street End
Location Brisbane, Australia
Time Zone UTC +10:00
Home to Queensland, Brisbane Heat
Other Sports it is home to Australian Rules Football (Brisbane Lions), Rugby Union, Athletics, Baseball, Cycling, Greyhound Racing, Pony Racing, Rugby League, Soccer
Floodlights Yes
Curator Kevin Mitchell jnr

STATS - TEST

Total matches 62
Matches won batting first 25
Matches won bowling first 23
Average 1st Inns scores 337
Average 2nd Inns scores 321
Average 3rd Inns scores 242
Average 4th Inns scores 163
Highest total recorded 645/10 (158.6 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Lowest total recorded 58/10 (12.3 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

STATS - ODI

Total matches 78
Matches won batting first 34
Matches won bowling first 39
Average 1st Inns scores 228
Average 2nd Inns scores 202
Highest total recorded 324/7 (50 Ov) by AUS vs WI
Lowest total recorded 71/10 (23.4 Ov) by PAK vs WI
Highest score chased 309/3 (49 Ov) by AUS vs IND
Lowest score defended 178/8 (50 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

STATS - T20

Total matches 5
Matches won batting first 3
Matches won bowling first 2
Average 1st Inns scores 166
Average 2nd Inns scores 145
Highest total recorded 209/3 (20 Ov) by AUS vs RSA
Lowest total recorded 114/10 (18.3 Ov) by RSA vs AUS
Highest score chased 161/4 (18.5 Ov) by AUS vs RSA
Lowest score defended 158/4 (17 Ov) by AUS vs IND

7): GMHBA Stadium

GMHBA Stadium (traditionally known as Kardinia Park) is the home of football in Geelong and is one of the largest regional stadiums in Australia. Following the recent completion of the new Brownlow Stand, the stadium now has a capacity of 36,000.

The stadium features six grandstands and the Gary Ablett Terrace. The Players Stand has seating for 9,340. Built prior to that was the Premiership Stand (4,714 seats) and the Reg Hickey Stand on the outer wing which seats 6,098. The final stage of the redevelopment will make the stadium an all-seater venue.

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Kardinia Park has had a number of names over the years following naming rights agreements including Shell Stadium, Baytec Stadium, Skilled Stadium and its current name, Simonds Stadium. As well as AFL, the venue has also played host to domestic cricket, pre-season rugby league, rugby union and soccer matches. As of 1st January 2018, the venue became GMHBA Stadium.

Home of the Geelong Cats - AFL, AFLW & VFL - the stadium also hosts some cricket matches with the Melbourne Renegades playing one BBL game per season. The Melbourne Storm (NRL) and Melbourne Renegades (Super Rugby) also play occasional pre-season matches there, and as of 2019/20, new A-League club Western Melbourne will play at least two seasons at the stadium until their new home ground is built. Itll also host matches during the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup.

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Location Geelong, Victoria
Address La Trobe Terrace, Geelong VIC 3220. Tel: 03 5225 2300
Capacity 36,000
Record Crowd 49,109 - 30/8/1952 - VFLGeelong v Carlton
Highest Crowd since 2003 32,815 - 07/09/13: AFL Finals: Geelong Cats v Fremantle
Lights Yes
Arena Roof No
Video Screen Yes
Arena Dimensions 170 x 115m
Opened 1941
Redeveloped 2013
Former/Other Names

Kardinia Park

Shell Stadium

Baytec Stadium

Skilled Stadium

Simonds Stadium

Sports Played Australian FootballFootballCricket
Home Teams Geelong Cats (AFL, AFLW, VFL)Western Melbourne (A-League)
Last Event 28/12/20: A-League: Western United v Adelaide United Next Event23/01/21: A-League: Western United v Newcastle Jets

8): York Park, Launceston

University of Tasmania Stadium (UTAS Stadium), formerly known as York Park, is a major Australian Rules Football and Cricket ground located in Launceston, Tasmania. The venue has a capacity of almost 20,000 and has been redeveloped several times with the first major revamp in 2000 to bring it up to AFL standards. This included the EE Gunns Stand - a two level grandstand also with corporate facilities, as well as TV standard lighting.

The Hawthorn Football Club was the first AFL club to call Aurora Stadium its part-time home ground, with St.Kilda following in the Hawks footsteps later on. The ground hosted its first AFL fixture in 2003 - during this time, the ground had four grandstands on the main wing plus a social club building as well as a temporary grandstand on the outer wing, with a total capacity of around 15,000.

The next redevelopment in 2002 included the construction of terrace seating behind each of the goals and on the outer wing. Yet another redevelopment took place over the following summer which included constructing a roof over the seating in the outer three sides, this was completed in September 2003, just in time for the Rugby World Cup. Most recently, the EE Gunn stand was extended on both sides to further increase the seating capacity.

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FACTS

Location Launceston, Tasmania
Address 6A Inverma Rd, Inverma TAS 7248
Capacity 19,000
Record Crowd 20,971 - 18/06/06 AFL: Hawthorn v RichmondHighest
Crowd since 200320,971 - 18/06/06: AFL: Hawthorn v Richmond
Lights Yes
Arena RoofNo
Video Screen Yes (2)
Arena Dimensions 170 x 140m
Opened 1921
Redeveloped 2006
Former/Other Names York Park Aurora Stadium University of Tasmania Stadium

9): North Sydney Oval, Sydney

North Sydney Oval is a multi-use sporting facility in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, owned and operated by North Sydney Council. First used as a cricket ground in 1867, it is also used for rugby league and rugby union and soccer.

The first cricket pitch was laid on 6 December 1867, making it one of the oldest cricket grounds in Australia. A simple pavilion overlooking the cricket ground was the first structure at the oval, built in 1879 and replaced in 1909.This was replaced by another pavilion which in turn was replaced by what is now the Duncan Thompson Stand in 1929.

The venue was renovated in 1931 due to complaints that the surface was like concrete and that the ground was liable to cause serious injury to players. Nonetheless, as late as the 1980s, the ground was sometimes referred to as "Concrete Park". In 1935, the timber fence was replaced by a high brick wall and concrete terrace seating 1,200 people was built.

The New South Wales Blues cricket team play regular Sheffield Shield, Ryobi Cup and Twenty20 Cricket matches at the Oval. The oval hosted the final of the inaugural Twenty20 domestic knock-out cup competition between NSW Blues and Victorian Bushrangers. It also plays home to the North Sydney Grade club. The ground was the host for 6 group matches and the final of the 2009 Womens Cricket World Cup.

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Opened 1894
Capacity 20,000
Ends Fig Tree End, Scoreboard End
Location Sydney, Australia
Time Zone UTC +11:00
Home to New South Wales, North Sydney
Other Sports it is home to Rugby League (North Sydney Bears), Rugby Union (Northern Suburbs, Sydney Fleet), Soccer (Northern Spirit 1998-2004)
Floodlights Yes

STATS - T20

Total matches 4
Matches won batting first 2
Matches won bowling first 2
Average 1st Inns scores 172
Average 2nd Inns scores 130
Highest total recorded 226/2 (20 Ov) by AUSW vs SLW
Highest score chased 164/4 (17.4 Ov) by AUSW vs NZW
Lowest score defended 217/4 (20 Ov) by AUSW vs SLW

10): WACA Ground, Perth

The WACA has been referred to as Western Australias "home of cricket" since the early 1890s, with Test cricket played at the ground since the 1970–71 season.The ground is the home venue of Western Australias first-class cricket team, the Western Warriors, and the states Womens National Cricket League side, the Western Fury. The Perth Scorchers, a Big Bash League franchise, played home matches at the ground until 2019. The Scorchers and Australian national team have shifted most matches to the nearby 60,000-seat Perth Stadium.

The pitch at the WACA is regarded as the quickest and bounciest in the world. These characteristics, in combination with the afternoon sea-breezes which regularly pass the ground (the Fremantle Doctor), have historically made the ground an attractive place for pace and swing bowlers. The outfield is exceptionally fast, contributing to the ground seeing some very fast scoring – as of February 2016, four of the nine fastest Test centuries have been scored at the WACA. The WACA has also hosted 7 scores of 99 in Test cricket - the most of any ground in the world.

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FACT

Also or formerly known as Western Australia Cricket Association Ground
Established 1893
Named after Western Australian Cricket Association, owners of the ground
Capacity 18,000
Playing area 149.0m long, 139.0m wide
Floodlights Yes, since 1986
End names Members End, Prindiville Stand End
Home teams Western Australia, Western Australia Women
Other sports Australian Rules Football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, Baseball
Curator Matt Page
Current local time 22:04, Fri Jan 15, 2021 (UTC +0800)
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