Articles by Joel Smith


Looking forward to the new WACA 21/06/20
Of all the Test cricket grounds in Australia, the WACA is the most remote of them all and arguably, has some of the greatest stories in its history. Full Story

List of the Top 10 Biggest Cricket Stadiums in the World 18/06/20
Two Australian stadiums feature in the list of the top 10 biggest cricket stadiums in the world. Full Story

The rise of Australian & New Zealand Basketball 25/05/20
Basketball in Australia and New Zealand is in the midst of a boom with record crowds, quality arenas across the two countries, and of course, world-class players. Full Story

Top 5 Stadiums Outside of Australia 21/04/20
Grading the best sports stadiums in the world - outside of Australia - is a subjective matter and there are so many amazing stadiums to choose from, making it extremely challenging to narrow it down to five. Full Story

Australia’s Top 8 Sports Stadiums 10/04/20
Australia has some of the most elite sports stadiums in the world and infrastructure has been boosted by big events including the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. Full Story

IPL and the BBL – Kevin Pietersen reflects on his time in India 14/03/20
Once the most expensive player in the IPL, Pietersen reflects on his time in India and we compare the league to Australia’s BBL. Full Story

Which Australian Stadiums should tourists visit? 21/01/20
Australia is up there as one of the most sports-mad nations in the world, and it has iconic stadiums to match, but which stadiums should a tourist visit? Full Story

Excitement builds for traditional AFL season opener at the MCG 05/12/19
The start of the 2020 AFL season may still be a few months away, but that can’t stop the excitement building ahead of what will be another exciting campaign to watch. Full Story

Flemington Racecourse set for 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival 29/10/19
The Melbourne Cup is the race that stops the nation and its that time of year again where the race is set to be run and won in front of thousands of fans. Full Story

New Queensland Stadium Going All-Out for the Best Fan Experience 10/09/19
1300SMILES Stadium hosted its last NRL game on September 27 when the North Queensland Cowboys defeated the Canterbury Bulldogs. The Cowboys next home game will be at their brand-new stadium. Full Story

Saints make footy more inclusive with sensory room 08/09/19
As the AFL home & away season reaches its conclusion, 2019 can be seen as a year the sport became more inclusive, with sensory rooms launched. Full Story

Will struggles at Australian stadiums affect Anderson and Broad 12/08/19
James Anderson’s calf injury left England exposed in the first Test of the 2019 Ashes Series, suffering a 251-run defeat at the hands of Australia at Edgbaston Stadium. Full Story

Will we see an NFL game played in Australia? 04/07/19
The NFL International Series will again be played in London in 2019, with Wembley Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hosting four matches. Full Story

Australian Stadiums in the virtual world 01/07/19
Australia is home to many iconic stadiums, so it is no surprise to see some of them featured in the virtual world, on popular video games. Full Story

Stein completes remarkable AFL journey 16/06/19
Greater Western Sydney's victory over North Melbourne at Blundstone Arena was important for a number of reasons. Full Story

 
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