Named after the legendary former West Indies captain, the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium was built to replace the popular Antigua Recreation Ground ahead of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
The stadium went on to 6 World Cup matches and has since become one of the homes of the Leeward Islands, as well as the home venue of the now defunct Antigua Hawksbills in the Carribean Premier League.
Controversy struck the stadium in 2009 as the second test match between the West Indies and England was abandoned after just 10 balls due to dangerous conditions in the outfield. The ground was given the name of ‘Antigua’s 366th beach’ due to the level of sand used by groundstaff.
Tenants: Leeward Islands (Regional Four Day Competition)
Location & Travel to Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is located in the area of North Sound, approximately 15-20 minutes away from Antigua’s capital of St. John’s.
Airport: The VC Bird International Airport is the island of Antigua’s main gateway, with international flights from the UK, North America, Italy, Germany and other islands of the Caribbean. The airport is about 5 miles to the east of St. John’s.
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Taxi: It is not likely you will be staying nearby to the cricket ground during your trip.Taxi’s are identified by the licence plates beginning with ‘TX’. If travelling from St. John’s, it is likely a taxi will cost about $25 – always agree a fare in advance.