Sydney Cricket Ground News

24 Jun 2020

New super-agency to run NSW stadiums following merger

The NSW Government has announced it’ll merge Venues NSW and the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust to create a single organisation to manage all NSW stadiums.

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9 Feb 2020

Big wet impacts major Sydney sports events

Sydney’s extreme wet weather has caused havoc, but somehow the BBL Final at the SCG went ahead on Saturday, while the A-League Sydney Derby at Jubilee Stadium was postponed.

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NRL
17 Oct 2019

NRL Grand Final to remain in Sydney

The NRL has confirmed the Grand Final will continue to be played in Sydney during the ANZ Stadium redevelopment, with the SCG to host the showpiece match for the next two years.

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5 Jul 2019

Renewed calls for SCG drop-in pitch

The AFL has requested the SCG again consider introducing a drop-in pitch, however the push has been met with strong opposition, while it’s currently logistically impossible in any case.

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Cricket
7 May 2019

Australian Cricket schedule revealed for 2019/20 summer

Cricket Australia has announced the fixtures for next summer, featuring a day/night Test Match in Perth and no ODI matches until March.

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9 Apr 2019

Pressure grows on SCG playing surface

The Sydney Cricket Ground playing surface has come under fire again, with Saturday’s A-League match drawing plenty of criticism, while Sydney’s next home game has been relocated.

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28 Mar 2019

Turf worries for Marvel Stadium and SCG

Marvel Stadium's turf has come under heavy scrutiny following the opening round of the 2019 AFL season, it comes as the SCG faces similar issues due to an increased workload.

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4 Nov 2018

New SCG scoreboard debuts as soccer returns

The Sydney Cricket Ground recently hosted its first football game of the round-ball variety in 33 years. It also marked the debut of the southern hemispheres’ largest scoreboard.

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31 Dec 2013

New SCG Stand approaching first big test

The new Noble/Bradman Grandstand isn't complete but all seats will be in use for the 5th Ashes Test commencing on Friday as Australia looks for a 5-0 whitewash over England.

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4 Nov 2013

SCG's new stand delayed

The new $186m Sydney Cricket Ground pavilion, replacing the existing Noble, Bradman and Messenger stands, won't be finished in time for the 2014 Ashes test match.

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25 Jun 2013

SCG to preserve stand names

The Sydney Cricket Ground Trust will preserve the names M.A. Noble, Bradman and Dally Messenger on the grandstand and scoreboard presently under construction at the northern end of the SCG.

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29 Oct 2012

Comfort over capacity as SCG takes shape

The SCG's $186 million redevelopment is due for completion in just over a year and officials are promising a world-class experience for fans in the new facility.

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22 Jul 2012

SCG Trust develops precinct long-term Master Plan

The SCG Trust has developed a grand vision Master Plan which incorporates and links the Sydney Cricket Ground, Allianz Stadium and surrounding lands.

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3 Jan 2012

$186m facelift for SCG

The Sydney Cricket Ground will be upgraded to 48,000 capacity in a major $186 million refurbishment - involving three of its grandstands.

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20 Sep 2010

SCG gets cricket makeover

The SCG playing surface area is being totally re-turfed for the first time since 2000 in preparation for the summer of cricket, which features the Ashes tour by England.

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26 Aug 2010

SCG installs Superscreen

The Sydney Cricket Ground is installing a new, huge Panasonic LED screen to add excitement to all Cricket, AFL and Rugby League games played at the iconic venue.

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12 Jun 2008

New SCG stand named after Victor Trumper

The new Hill stand at the SCG will be named after Victor Trumper, a peerless batsman with strong links to three football codes also played at the ground.

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3 Nov 2007

Longer field for SCG

Under proposed modifications to the $70 million redevelopment of Yabba's Hill and the Doug Walters Stand at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the playing surface will be extended by 3 metres.

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4 Sep 2007

It's all looking bright for the SCG

The Sydney Cricket Ground will have the best and latest lighting for night sport following the commencement today of a major $2.5m upgrade of all light towers.

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4 Jan 2007

SCG gets federal funding for new stand

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has announced that the Federal Government will contribute $25 million towards the building of a new grandstand at the SCG.

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