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Sydney Cricket Ground to recieve a $100 million facelift; state-of-the-art facilities

The Sydney Cricket Ground is set for a $100 million makeover
The Sydney Cricket Ground is set for a $100 million makeover

Jan 3, 2014

The fifth Ashes Test has heralded the opening of the brand new Noble and Don Bradman stands, but the next stage of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) redevelopment is already well and truly in the works, reported The Tonk.

Planning is under way for a $100 million upgrade to the facilities surrounding the famous ground, including a state-of-the-art underground indoor cricket centre, new practice nets, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts and a new office space that would encompass the headquarters for Cricket NSW.

Funding is not yet secured, but it is understood the grand vision includes having a roadway beneath the precinct similar to the set-up at ANZ Stadium. The SCG Trust’s master plan will be on display at the ground during the Test.

The northern end of the SCG was in a state of organised chaos on Thursday as hundreds of workers used every waking minute to get the new stands up and running for the Ashes spectacle.

As per reports, it is operational rather than completely finished – some temporary facilities being used, and the roof over the Noble and Bradman stands is not entirely done.

But from the field the new grandstands are an impressive sight, and despite the imperfections for this Test the ground is expected to be at its 48,000 capacity for the first three sold-out days.

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