Western Australia Cricket Association Ground
1893
Western Australian Cricket Association, owners of the ground
18,000
149.0m long, 139.0m wide
Yes, since 1986
Members End, Prindiville Stand End
Western Australia, Western Australia Women
Australian Rules Football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, Baseball
Matt Page
18:49, Fri May 06, 2016 (UTC +0800)
W.A.C.A. Ground
 

Records and statistics

Australia v England - Dec 11-16, 1970 Scorecard
Australia v New Zealand - Nov 13-17, 2015 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
India v New Zealand - Dec 9, 1980 Scorecard
Australia v India - Jan 12, 2016 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v New Zealand - Dec 11, 2007 Scorecard
Australia v Sri Lanka - Oct 31, 2010 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

The WACA (Western Australian Cricket Association Ground), which is built on old swamp land, has been the home to many sports, including AFL, rugby (both codes) and soccer, but its real fame is as a cricket ground. Although it was first used in 1890, transport problems meant it was not part of Australia's main cricket community. The arduous trip from the east was eased a little with the building of a railway, but the journey still took several days. It was only with the introduction of scheduled flights that Perth become truly accessible.

The WACA staged its first Test in 1970-71 and soon established a reputation for being a fast and hard track, and that continued until the last couple of years when the surface flattened out. The often intense Perth heat is famously eased in the afternoon by the Fremantle Doctor, a breeze which sweeps in along the Swan River.

The future of the WACA has been increasingly under the spotlight and despite investment in the spectator accommodation, the switch of AFL to the nearby purpose-built Subiaco Oval [capacity 43,000] has led to serious financial issues and the WACA has struggled to pay its way.

In 2002, the ground was redeveloped and its capacity reduced to make it more economical. Features included building a new small grandstand and players' pavilion, reducing the size of the playing arena, and replacing seats with grass hills on each side and replacing all the seats with new ones. As a result, the permanent capacity of the stadium is 22,000 with the use of temporary stands used for all major events to boost it to 24,500.
Martin Williamson December 2006

Fixtures

2016
Thu Nov 3 - Mon Nov 7
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
22:30 EDT | 21:30 CDT | 19:30 PDT
1st Test - Australia v South Africa
2017
Thu Jan 19 (50 ovs)          
11:20 local | 03:20 GMT
22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST
3rd ODI - Australia v Pakistan
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Latest Photos

The BBL game at the WACA saw another sellout crowd, Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers, Big Bash League 2015-16, Perth, January 2, 2016
The BBL game at the WACA saw another sellout crowd
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Rain came down at the WACA in the afternoon session, Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Perth, 5th day, November 17, 2015
Rain came down at the WACA in the afternoon session
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The sun shines down on the WACA, Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Perth, 5th day, November 17, 2015
The sun shines down on the WACA
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A sightscreen problem held up play for more than 15 minutes in the first session, Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Perth, 3rd day, November 15, 2015
A sightscreen problem held up play for more than 15 minutes in the first session
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
1st Test: Australia v South Africa at Perth
Nov 3-7, 2016 (10:30 local | 02:30 GMT | 22:30 EDT -1d | 21:30 CDT -1d | 19:30 PDT -1d)
3rd ODI: Australia v Pakistan at Perth
Jan 19, 2017 (11:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST -1d | 21:20 CST -1d | 19:20 PST -1d)
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