The WACA – Perth
The Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) Ground opened back in 1893 (the first turf wicket was laid in 1880 by an English gardener) but did not host its first test match until 1970 – a draw between England and Australia.
The WACA is known for having a fast and “bouncy” pitch and so popular with pace bowlers.
This will be the last Ashes test to be played at the WACA due to a larger capacity venue being built in Perth, which will seat 60,000. The WACA will then be re-developed for use by smaller clubs and music concerts and as a training facility to support players and emerging talent.
There have been 43 Test matches played at the WACA and England have played 13 Tests against Australia with the following results:
- AUSTRALIA: 9 wins
- ENGLAND: 1 win
- DRAWN: 7
Full ground statistics are available by following the link below:
The WACA seats 22,000 and your PLATINUM tickets will be in the Prindiville Stand, behind the bowler. A map of the ground is available below