Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg)

The Wanderers Stadium (currently known as the DP World Wanderers Stadium for sponsorship reasons) is a cricket ground, that is home to Lions Cricket that compete in South Africa’s domestic 4 day, 1 day and T20 competitions. As of 2022, the ground is also home to the Joburg Super Kings, a franchise of the new SA20 tournament.

Known affectionately as the Bullring due its intimidating atmosphere for visiting teams, today the stadium has a capacity of about 34,000.

The ground opened in 1956, replacing the Old Wanderers cricket ground that had made way to the expansion of Johannesburg Park Station and had stood since 1888. The new ground hosted its first test match between the 24th and 29th December 1956 as England defeated South Africa by 131 runs.

The ground has hosted many memorable matches, including the 2003 Cricket World Cup Final in which Australia defeated India by 125 runs. In an ODI in 2006, South Africa remarkably chased down a world record score of 434 set by Australia and in 2015, South Africa’s AB de Villiers scored the fastest fifty (from 16 balls) and fastest century (from 31 balls) in ODI history when facing the West Indies. The Final of the 2007 World Twenty20 was also held at the Wanderers Stadium as India defeated Pakistan by 5 runs.

Tenants: Lions Cricket & Joburg Super Kings

Opened: 1956

Capacity: 34,000

Address: Corlett Dr, Illovo, Sandton, 2196, South Africa

Tickets at Wanderers Stadium

Joburg Super Kings Tickets

Tickets for Joburg Super Kings matches are available for most matches in the SA20 start at R40 for Children and Seniors and R60 for Adults. Ticket information is available through the team’s official website here.

Wanderers Stadium Tour & Museum

Guided tours of the Wanderers Stadium take place between 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm and includes access to the stadium Museum. For locals, the tour costs R50 for Children, R150 for Adults and R120 for Seniors (60+), whilst for international visitors cost R300 for Children, R450 for Adults and R400 for Seniors (60+).

The tour must be booked in advance, further information is available on the official Lions website here.

Location & Travel to Wanderers Stadium

The Wanderers Stadium is located approximately 10 kilometres north of Johannesburg city centre and just to the south of Sandton.

Airport – O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is South Africa’s primary international and domestic airport, offering direct flights to destinations on all continents.

From the airport, the Gautrain runs to Sandton in 15 minutes, located approximately 4 kilometres to the north of the stadium. Alternatively change at Sandton for Rosebank station, 2 kilometres from the stadium.

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Driving & Parking – Parking is available at Lower or top rugby field, Wanderers Club, Wanderers Golf Club and Fairways School. Parking tickets can be pre-purchased when buying your match ticket.

Park & Ride – A park and ride service is available at Melrose Arch that runs to the stadium.

Train (Gautrain) – The Rosebank Gautrain Station is the nearest station to the stadium, approximately 2 kilometres to the south.

Hotels near Wanderers Stadium

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Further Information & Events

Lions Cricket Official Website

Joburg Super Kings Official Website

Sports Tourist Johannesburg City Guide

Last Updated on January 18, 2023 by Sports Tourist

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