WACA Ground News

21 Jun 2020

Looking forward to the new WACA

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.

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7 Mar 2019

Future of the WACA Ground unveiled

The future vision of the WACA Ground has been announced, with a $75 million plan to transform it into a boutique multi-sport venue.

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30 Sep 2015

WACA Ground to lose Tests

Major Test matches will be moved to Perth Stadium with the new venue a chance to host the Ashes Test in late 2017.

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17 Dec 2013

WACA redevelopment scrapped

As Australia claimed back the Ashes on Tuesday, taking a 3-0 series lead over England, the future of the WACA Ground as an international venue was up in the air with the proposed redevelopment scrapped.

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10 Dec 2013

WACA to live on

Western Australia's home of cricket has possibly been given life beyond the opening of Perth's new stadium at Burswood which is scheduled for completion in 2018.

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23 Feb 2007

Which Stadium for Perth Glory?

Perth Glory have made it clear with the new Sage consortium that it means business, but the stadium for season 3 of the A-League remains far from settled, with Subiaco and the WACA putting themselves in the ring to become Perth Glory's home ground.

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29 Jul 2006

WACA boss rejects stadium plan

The WACA Ground will remain cricket's preferred ground for international matches after the game's most senior WA official claimed yesterday a new 60,000-seat sports stadium offered the sport little value.

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7 Jun 2006

Stadium task force chief flags Subiaco demolition

The head of the task force looking into Western Australia's future stadium needs says Subiaco Oval may be demolished once a new stadium is built.

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5 Oct 2005

The ever-changing face of the WACA

What a difference a few years makes, the previous head of the WACA could be suggested of trying to get the WACA to maintain itself as a multi-purpose facility. The present CEO outlines accountability and business as the focus of his attempt to maintain the WACA as the home of cricket.

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22 Aug 2005

WACA given new curator

The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) has appointed Cameron Sutherland to take over from Richard Winter as the Perth ground's new head curator.

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28 May 2005

WACA supports review

The WA Cricket Association is at odds with its football counterpart after endorsing Sport Minister Bob Kucera's review of Perth's sporting facilities.

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24 Dec 2004

WACA gets $5m grant

The struggling WA Cricket Association (WACA) has received a $5 million conditional State Government grant to help it wipe out crippling debt repayments.

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17 Nov 2004

WACA pitches for interim WA Rugby venue

The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) has formally submitted a bid to the Western Australian Rugby Union to act as a venue if its bid for inclusion in the Super 14 is successful.

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1 Nov 2004

The WACA maintains cricket, but lose Rugby

The WACA is expected to remain hosts of Test and One Day Internationals in the foreseeable future, says WACA CEO Tony Dodemaide. The venue is servicing a multi-million dollar debt but it will not sell the traditional home of Western Australian cricket. Despite this Dodemaide revealed to austadiums.com that it was unlikely to host Super 14 rugby.

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21 Feb 2004

WACA, Subiaco Oval to be sold

The WACA Ground and Subiaco Oval would reportedly be demolished and the land sold under a new plan by West Australian Sport and Recreation Minister Bob Kucera.

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21 Jun 2003

WACA wins turf war with Subiaco

The WA Cricket Association has staved off a State Government push to shift Test and one-day cricket to Subiaco Oval and interstate matches to Leederville Oval.

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19 May 2003

WACA Announces New Deal

The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) has announced that corporate hospitality provider, Corporate Sports Australian, has signed as naming rights sponsors of the North East Podium.

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2 Dec 2002

WACA development prompts new deals

Having recently completed a major redevelopment of the WACA Ground in time for the third Ashes test match, the WACA has secured a number of new signage deals.

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30 Nov 2002

Record WACA Test Crowd

The Western Australian Cricket Association celebrated Australia's opening day of the Third Orange Test against England with a record crowd at the new-look ground.

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28 Oct 2002

WACA nearing completion

The WACA has undergone a significant transformation over the winter in a bid to make it "the best cricket ground in Australia". The $12 million project is nearing its completion.

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