SCG: GROUND & SPECTATOR GUIDE

Built: 1848

An iconic sporting venue full of tradition, the Sydney Cricket Ground will host the two semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup.

HISTORY

From Victor Trumper and Don Bradman to Greg Chappell, Dennis Lillee, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath, the Sydney Cricket Ground has played host to some of the sport’s very greatest.

The ground has seen multiple sports pass through – it is currently the temporary home of the Sydney Roosters NRL club and Super Rugby’s New South Wales Waratahs.

Aussie rules team Sydney Swans also share the arena, which in 2014 hosted Major League Baseball teams Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers for two games on its turf.

In the first Test match ever played at the SCG, George ‘Joey’ Palmer took 11 wickets against England in a five-wicket Australia win.

Australian player Keith Stackpole bats during the third Test in the 1968-69 series, at the Sydney Cricket Ground

FAMOUS MOMENT

This century alone, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Justin Langer and Mike Hussey have all retired from Test cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Steve Waugh scored his famous 29th Test century there against England.

HOW TO GET THERE

Address: Driver Ave, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australia

Train: Trains run from Moore Park on the L2 Randwick Line. They take you to get within a short walk of the ground. From Central Railway Station, there are trains via Chalmers Street to Moore Park, which is not far from the SCG. These are regular services. During major events, rail shuttle services also run.

Parking: Parking is available to the public on matchdays in several spaces. SCG gold and platinum members can park in EP2. That is at a cost of AU$15. All others can park in EP3 and some sections of EP2 for AU$25. There are also, on occasion, options to park in Sydney Boys High School and Sydney Girls High School.

PLAYING CONDITIONS

The ground is 156m long and 154.0m wide.

WHERE TO EAT

Micky's Cafe

Fresh, wholesome produce in a friendly environment

268 Oxford Street, Paddington

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Tequila Mockingbird

Latin sharing platters and margharitas

6 Heeley Street, Paddington NSW 2021

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Masala Kitchen

Great Indian cuisine

 The Entertainment Quarter, 211 Bent St Moore Park, NSW, 2021

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At the SCG...

The Snag Stand

Hot Dog bar within the stadium, offering a range of different meat options and sides

The Pie Emporium

Seasonal Australia-inspired pies

Mexicana

Based in the Noble-Bradman Stand Food Court, Mexican street food made to order

WHAT TO DO NEARBY

Guided tour of the SCG
Find out more about the famous venue

Moore Park Golf Club
Have a hit off the tee or on the range

Royal Randwick Racecourse
Have a flutter, or enjoy fine dining

Sydney Opera House
You may have heard of it...

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Climb up a very special landmark

WHERE TO DRINK

The Captain Cook Hotel

One of Sydney's oldest watering  holes, popular with sports lovers 

1/162 Flinders Street, Paddington

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The Cricketers Arms

Cold beer and cheap food in very traditional surroundings

106 Fitzroy St, Surry Hills

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The Dolphin

Trendy drinking venue, offering decent Italian food

412 Crown St, Surry Hills

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Hotel Harry

Cuban-New Orleans inspired drinking hole, with fried chicken to die for. DJ. Pimms in comfortable booths

40-44 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills

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BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW...

Before its journey to becoming one of Australia's premier sports venues, the land on which the SCG now stands was used as a rubbish dump (in the 1850s).

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