- Address: Moore Park Road, Sydney
- Country: Australia
- Capacity: 48,000
- Opened: 1854
- Main use: Australian football, cricket, rugby league
- Tenants: Sydney Sixers (cricket), Sydney Swans (Australian football)
Extra stadium info – Sydney Cricket Ground
The Sydney Cricket Ground, which is located in New South Wales, became one of the largest sports venues by capacity in Australia. Several statues of former athletes can be found around the stadium. The world famous popstar Michael Jackson, nicknamed King of Pop, performed at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1996. Michael Joseph Jackson became one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Hundreds of millions of his records were sold worldwide.
World championship games
On 26 February 1992, the Sydney Cricket Ground hosted its first match for the tournament which is currently known as the Cricket World Cup. The national cricket team of South Africa won the world championship game after beating Australia. Kepler Christoffel Wessels, who was born in Bloemfontein in 1957, captained South Africa in the match. In 1992, the Sydney Cricket Ground hosted three more games for the tournament which is currently known as the Cricket World Cup. The national cricket teams of England, India and Pakistan also played at the venue during the tournament.
The Sydney Cricket Ground is known as the home of the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Swans. The Sixers play in the Big Bash League, the most popular Australian cricket league. The Swans play in the Australian Football League, which became the most popular Australian football competition. The Sydney Sixers won the Big Bash League in its inaugural season in 2012. They drew an average home attendance of 20,000 in that domestic league season. The Sixers and the Sydney Thunder became the first cricket clubs from New South Wales with 100,000 followers on their main social media page.
Other sports clubs
The Sydney Cricket Ground hosted its first game between two Major League Baseball clubs from the United States in 2014. The baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers attracted 38,000 spectators. Sydney FC played their first match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2018. They faced the Western Sydney Wanderers in that match. 30,000 fans showed up for the domestic top-flight football league game.