This grand old ground has witnessed some famous moments in its time, ranging from Don Bradman centuries to Allan Border and Steve Waugh’s 10,000th run in Test cricket. In addition it has been the venue for the last Test ever played by some of Australia’s greatest cricketers, including Greg Chappell, Dennis Lillee, Rod Marsh, Steve Waugh, Mark Taylor, Glenn McGrath, Justin Langer and Shane Warne.
At one stage or another, the SCG has also been home to most of Australia’s winter sports. It is still the home ground of the Sydney Swans in the AFL, while major Rugby League and Rugby Union games, including Test matches, were also played here.
However, 2011/12 will be the first time that a domestic T20 match will be held at the Ground with the Sydney Sixers calling it home for the KFC Big Bash.
The SCG is located just 10 minutes from the bustling Sydney CBD, and is a popular venue after work when sporting events are on, especially with numerous bars and clubs to kick-on to afterwards in the Paddington area!
The Ground seats up to 46,000 people and is a wonderful mix of old and new, with the historic Members and Ladies Pavilions blending beautifully with the modern Brewongle , Clive Churchill, Victor Trumper and Bill O’Reilly Stands.