WACA Ground, Perth

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The WACA (formally the WACA Ground) is a sports stadium in Perth, Western Australia. The stadium's name derives from the initials of its owners and operators, the Western Australian Cricket Association.

The WACA has been referred to as Western Australia's "home of cricket" since the early 1890s, with Test cricket played at the ground since the 1970–71 season. The ground is the home venue of Western Australia's first-class cricket team, the Western Warriors, and the state's Women's National Cricket League side, the Western Fury. The Perth Scorchers, a Big Bash League franchise, played home matches at the ground until 2019. The Scorchers and Australian national team have shifted most matches to the nearby 60,000-seat Optus Stadium.

The pitch at the WACA is regarded as the quickest and bounciest in the world. These characteristics, in combination with the afternoon sea-breezes which regularly pass the ground (the Fremantle Doctor), have historically made the ground an attractive place for pace and swing bowlers. The outfield is exceptionally fast, contributing to the ground seeing some very fast scoring – as of February 2016, four of the nine fastest Test centuries have been scored at the WACA. The WACA has also hosted 7 scores of 99 in Test cricket - the most of any ground in the world.

Throughout its history, the ground has also been used for a range of other sports, including athletics carnivals, Australian rules football, baseball, soccer, rugby league, rugby union, and international rules football. However, recent years have seen most of these activities relocated to other venues. It has also been used for major rock concerts.
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  • We went to see a Perth Glory Big Bash cricket match and it was a lot of fun. The stadium facilities were really good, as were the fireworks. There was a lovely family vibe too. It did get cold after.....  more »
  • The history of this sporting ground is interesting. Not as interesting as the MCG but still good. Murals were very good.  more »
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  • Excellent cricket ground. The stands have easy access and the stairs are not to steep. The grass banks are an excellent idea for families with young children. You can run around and play cricket while enjoying being fence side action as the teams go head to head. It is home to the Perth Scorcher where it is known as the Furnace and the Western Warriors as well as a few international game played by the Australian Mens team.
  • you got to be a regular at this ground to know the cheapest bear areas, fastest and cleaneest toilets and best areas to sit. spend the $$$ and get a covered area that sells good booze.

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