The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) was established on the former 1852 Garrison Ground behind Victoria Barracks, Paddington, by the NSW Cricket Association. Between 1878 and 1909, a substantial building program produced seven spectator stands, a scoreboard and related facilities around the playing field. The ground has hosted athletics, baseball, tennis and cycling, but its major sports have always been cricket and, more recently, various codes of football. In 1988 the Sydney Football Stadium (now Allianz Stadium) was constructed adjacent, and SCG members' facilities expanded and upgraded. The site has been managed by a public trust since 1877, currently the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust.
The history of these grounds reflects the sports and cultural history of Sydney and NSW. It is one of the Trust's goals to be an effective custodian of this heritage.
You can view our Heritage Booklet, which summarises major events in the history of our grounds and gives an overview of some of the key heritage items we work to preserve.
Heritage Asset Management Strategy
The Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust (SCSGT) has prepared this Heritage Asset Management Strategy (HAMS) in accordance with the requirements of the Heritage Act 1977(NSW).
SCG Heritage Asset Management Strategy (5.57 MB)