Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney)

Sydney Cricket Ground

The diverse Sydney Cricket Ground not only hosts cricket and AFL, but is also the temporary home of Football/Soccer, Rugby League and Rugby Union whilst the Sydney Football Stadium is being rebuilt. The SCG has undergone major redevelopment since first being established in 1848 and currently has a capacity of 48,000.

The SCG has been hosting international cricket since 1882 when Australia played England in the first Ashes series. The ground is the traditional home of the New Years Day test and since 2008 has been known as the ‘Pink Test’ in honour of the Glenn McGrath’s late wife.

The SCG also hosted the 1968 Rugby League World Cup Final when the hosts Australia beat France 20-2, whilst the ground also hosted the State of Origin from 1982 to 1987.

Tenants: New South Wales (Sheffield Shield/One Day Cup), Sydney Sixers (Big Bash League), Sydney Swans (AFL), Sydney Roosters (NRL), New South Wales Waratahs (Super Rugby)

Opened: 1848

Capacity: 48,000

Address: Moore Park Road, Moore Park NSW 2021


Tickets at Sydney Cricket Ground

New South Wales (Sheffield Shield) – The Sheffield Shield takes place between October and March, with entry to Sheffield Shield matches at the SCG free and no ticket is required.

Sydney Sixers (Big Bash League) – Tickets to see the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League are available through their ticketing supplier, Ticketek by clicking here.

Sydney Swans (AFL) – Tickets to see the Sydney Swans in the AFL are available through their ticketing supplier, Ticketek by clicking here.

Sydney Roosters (NRL) – The Sydney Roosters will be playing at the SCG from 2019 to 2021 whilst the Sydney Football Stadium is rebuilt.

Tickets to see the Sydney Roosters in the NRL are available through their ticketing supplier, Ticketek by clicking here.

New South Wales Waratahs (Super Rugby) – The Waratahs will be playing some of their home Super Rugby matches at the SCG whilst the Sydney Football Stadium is being rebuilt.

Tickets to see the Sydney Roosters at the SCG in Super Rugby are available through their ticketing supplier, Ticketek by clicking here.

Australia International Cricket – Tickets for Australia International cricket matches played at the Sydney Cricket Ground will be available through the official Cricket Australia website here.


Location & Travel to Sydney Cricket Ground

Airport – Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport is the busiest airport in Australia, with 46 domestic and 43 international destinations.

Located approximately 5 miles south of Sydney’s city centre, the Airport Link train is the quickest and most convenient way of reaching the city – taking just 13 minutes and running every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $14.90.

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Parking – There are several car parks available within the vicinity of the SCG:

  • Moore Park EP2 – Gold and Platinum Members can park in a section of EP2 for $15 until the allocation is exhausted.
  • Moore Park EP2 and EP3 – Public parking on event days only ($25 fee per car).
  • Driver Avenue – The centre portion of Driver Avenue is closed for larger events. Access to MP1 and EP2 is from Moore Park Road and the Eastern Distributor in the north and EP3 via Lang Road and Anzac Parade in the south.
  • Entertainment Quarter – Public parking (fees apply).
  • Sydney Boys High School – Public parking for selected events only (fees apply).
  • Sydney Girls High School – Public parking for selected events only (fees apply).

Sydney Light Rail – From Central Railway Station, light rail service L2 on the Randwick Line leave via Chalmers Street and bring you to the Moore Park stop which is located on Anzac Parade just south of the SCG.

Services run between Circular Quay and Randwick High Street via Central Chalmers Street regularly on weekdays and weekends, from 5am until 1am.

Walk – It is about a 25-minute walk from Central to Moore Park via Devonshire Street and the Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter walkway.


Where to Stay in Sydney

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Further Information

Sydney Cricket Ground Official Website

New South Wales Official Website

Sydney Sixers Official Website

Sydney Swans Official Website

Sydney Roosters Official Website

New South Wales Waratahs Official Website


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