"Cricket ground" - England vs Australia third test stadium: Venue and capacity - Ruck

“Cricket ground” – England vs Australia third test stadium: Venue and capacity

In what will be the first Test at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground since 1986, Australia take on England their series decider on Saturday.

Australia played its first ever match of Test Rugby at the SCG in 1899 against the British Isles, and with the impending opening of the neighbouring Allianz Stadium, it is likely that Saturday night’s clash will be the last at the birthplace of International Rugby in Australia.

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Fittingly, the match is sold out – the first time the Wallabies will play in front of a full capacity sell-out in Australia since the 2019 Bledisloe Cup clash in Perth, with more than 40,000 spectators to watch the Ella-Mobbs Cup being presented for the first time to the winning captain.

Establishment1848; 174 years ago
Capacity (cricket)48,000

How to watch Australia vs England second test on UK TV

In the UK, Sky Sports have the rights to broadcast all three matches of England’s summer test series in Australia.

The second test will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event (Sky channel 401) and Sky Sports Action (Sky channel 407) from 10:15am.

Sky customers can watch all the action on TV or online and on mobile devices via the SkyGo or Now TV apps which can be downloaded from most mainstream app stores.


Study has revealed the 15 best and 15 worst stadiums in world rugby

Snatching first place is Recreation Ground in Bath, in southwest England, with an impressive overall score of 9.5 out of 10. The Rec is home to the Bath Rugby team, as well as being used for other sports such as cricket, hockey, and croquet. This ground is rated nine out of 10 for atmosphere, cleanliness, and affordability, however, the stadium’s food lets it down with a score of 8.9 out of 10.