Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney)
Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is situated in the eastern part of Sydney at Moore Park. The SCG has been hosting sporting events for over 150 years and is considered one of the world's most famous cricket grounds. SCG, then known as the Garrison Ground, has been hosting cricket matches since 1848.
SCG is home to the state cricket team, New South Wales Blues and Big Bash League franchise, the Sydney Sixers. Steeped in cricket history, this ground hosted a semi-final in the 1992 edition of the World Cup when first timers South Africa played against England.
Despite being an integral part of Australia's cricketing community, the SCG has limited capacity. However, that may be considered as a blessing in disguise as fans are fairly close to the action from any angle inside the stadium.
The actual reason for the limited capacity at the venue is due installation of new seating arrangements at most places in the stadium. Brewongle, Churchill, O'Reilly, Noble and Doug Walters Stands have now replaced the famous long hill at the SCG.
Two iconic landmarks at the SCG are the green-roofed Ladies pavilion and the members stand. Apart from Test, ODI and T20 cricket, the stadium also hosts AFL, rugby league and rugby union matches.
Sir Donald Bradman scored his personal best of 452 not out for New South Wales against Queensland in the 1929-30 season at this very ground. Back then, the SCG was considered as a batting paradise with several batsmen notching up mammoth scores. However, over the years, the pitch has undergone plenty of changes and the SCG is today considered a happy hunting ground for spinners.