Western Australia Cricket Association Ground
1893
Western Australian Cricket Association, owners of the ground
22,000 (24,500 with temporary seating)
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
19:02, Thu Dec 25, 2014 (UTC +0800)
W.A.C.A. Ground
 

Records and statistics

Australia v England - Dec 11-16, 1970 Scorecard
Australia v England - Dec 13-17, 2013 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 South Africa - Nov 16, 2014 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
Records index

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

2014
Fri Dec 26 (20 ovs)          
16:10 local | 08:10 GMT
03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST
Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades
2015
Thu Jan 1 (20 ovs)          
16:10 local | 08:10 GMT
03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST
Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder
Thu Jan 8 (20 ovs)          
16:10 local | 08:10 GMT
03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST
Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat
Fri Jan 30 (50 ovs)          
11:20 local | 03:20 GMT
22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST
Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series
England v India
Sun Feb 1 (50 ovs)          
11:20 local | 03:20 GMT
22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST
Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series
Final - TBC v TBC (1 v 2)
Sat Feb 7 - Tue Feb 10
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v South Australia
Sat Feb 28 (50 ovs)          
14:30 local | 06:30 GMT
01:30 EST | 00:30 CST | 22:30 PST
ICC Cricket World Cup
21st Match, Pool B - India v United Arab Emirates
Wed Mar 4 (50 ovs)          
14:30 local | 06:30 GMT
01:30 EST | 00:30 CST | 22:30 PST
ICC Cricket World Cup
26th Match, Pool A - Australia v Afghanistan
Fri Mar 6 (50 ovs)          
14:30 local | 06:30 GMT
01:30 EST | 00:30 CST | 22:30 PST
ICC Cricket World Cup
28th Match, Pool B - India v West Indies
Fri Mar 13 - Mon Mar 16
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
22:30 EDT | 21:30 CDT | 19:30 PDT
Sheffield Shield
Western Australia v New South Wales
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Latest Photos

A general view of the pitch before start of play on the fifth day, Australia v England, Test, Perth, 5th day, December 17, 2013
A general view of the pitch before start of play on the fifth day
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A general view of the WACA, Australia v England, Test, Perth, 4th day, December 16, 2013
A general view of the WACA
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A spectator watches the action, Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day, November 30, 2012
A spectator watches the action
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The WACA pitch of the eve of the third Test between Australia and India, Perth, January 12, 2012
The WACA pitch of the eve of the third Test between Australia and India
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Scorchers v Melb Reneg at Perth
Dec 26, 2014 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Scorchers v Syd Thunder at Perth
Jan 1, 2015 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Scorchers v Heat at Perth
Jan 8, 2015 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
England v India at Perth
Jan 30, 2015 (11:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST)
Final: TBA v TBA at Perth
Feb 1, 2015 (11:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST)
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