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Top 5: Stadiums of Australia

by Akhil Kalepu

Sep 25, 2015

Adelaide Oval, Australia © Michaelimages | Dreamstime

Australia

The Land Down Under is a big sports country, largely centered on cricket, Australian rules football, rugby and horse racing. Here are some of Australia’s best stadiums to catch a match.

 

Docklands Stadium, Melbourne, Australia © Charles Van den Broek | Flickr

Docklands Stadium, Melbourne © Charles Van den Broek | Flickr

 

Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Docklands was built specifically for Australian rules football, and acts as home ground to four AFL teams: St Kilda, North Melbourne, Essendon and Western Bulldogs.

 

The Gabba, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Australia © Rae Allen | Flickr

The Gabba, Brisbane Cricket Ground © Rae Allen | Flickr

 

Brisbane Cricket Ground

Locals call it The Gabba, after the Brisbane suburb it’s located in, Woolloongabba. The grounds were first set aside for cricket matches in 1895, with its first match played between the Australian Parliament and members of the press.

 

Adelaide Oval, Australia © Andrey Moisseyev | Dreamstime 55296931

Adelaide Oval © Andrey Moisseyev | Dreamstime

 

Adelaide Oval

This historic stadium is known for its picturesque grounds, playing host for cricket and football matches, as well as some rugby and soccer. After a six-year redevelopment that ended in 2014, the Adelaide Oval has been praised as one of the best examples of a contemporary stadium, utilizing modern architecture but keeping with its historic character.

 

Lang Park, Brisbane, Australia © OnAir2 | Dreamstime 20253563

Lang Park, Brisbane © OnAir2 | Dreamstime

 

Lang Park, Brisbane

Established in 1914, Lang Park is frequently cited as one of the best stadiums in the country. Its intimate atmosphere and proximity to the field make it one of the best places to watch rugby, Australian football and soccer.

 

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia © Arnab & Manisha Maity | Dreamstime 38858458

Melbourne Cricket Ground © Arnab & Manisha Maity | Dreamstime

 

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Known as The G, it is the largest stadium in Australia, and the 12th largest in the world. At its peak, it held around 130,000 people, though safety legislation has brought the maximum capacity to 100,000.

 

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