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Australian Sports Grounds

Australian Sports Grounds

There are many iconic sports grounds in Australia. Every state and territory has a major sporting ground which has witnessed epic sporting battles over the years. Unlike Japan, in Australia these sporting grounds are often home to different sports, such as cricket in summer and AFL or rugby games in the winter.

One of Australia’s most famous sporting arenas, the Sydney Cricket Ground, has a history dating back to the 1850s.

Aerial of Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) at dawn

In Queensland, there is the Brisbane Cricket Ground, popularly referred to as “the Gabba” after the suburb in which it is located, Woolloongabba. In South Australia, the Adelaide Oval, perfectly blends modern architecture with history. The historic scoreboard on the hill, first used in 1911, is still used today and remains a main attraction of the ground.

Ashes, Adelaide Oval

Also known as York Park, University of Tasmania Stadium hosts cricket and AFL matches year-round. Located in Launceston, it is the premier sports precinct for Tasmania.

University of Tasmania Stadium

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