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The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is a cricket stadium in Sydney. It is used for Test cricket, one-day international cricket, some rugby league and rugby union matches, and is the home ground for the New South Wales first-class cricket team and the Sydney Swans of the Australian Football League. It is owned/operated by the SCG Trust that also manages Aussie Stadium located next door.

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History

The SCG hosted its first Test cricket match beginning on 17 February, 1882, when Australia played England in the sixth ever Test match. Australia won the game by 5 wickets.

Stands

In its present configuration, the SCG is a playing field surrounded by a collection of separate grandstand structures. From the northern end, clockwise, they are:

  • M. A. Noble Stand - Built 1936 - Members seating, also used for general public admission during events with low attendance.
  • Bradman Stand - Built 1973 - Public reserved seating.
  • Dally Messenger Stand - General admission.
  • Bill O'Reilly Stand - Built 1984 - Corporate boxes and public reserved seating.
  • Yabba's Hill - General admission.
  • Clive Churchill Stand - Built 1986 - Corporate boxes and public reserved seating.
  • Brewongle Stand - Built 1980 - Corporate boxes and public reserved seating.
  • Ladies' Stand - Built 1896 - Members seating.
  • Members' Stand - Built 1878 - Members seating.

The seating capacity of the ground in 2005 is approx. 44,000.

See also

External Links

http://www.sydneycricketground.com.au/


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