* Address: Moore Park Road, Sydney
* Country: Australia
* Capacity: 48,000
* Opened: 1854
* Main use: Australian football, cricket, rugby league
* Tenants: Eastern Suburbs (rugby league), Sydney Sixers (cricket), Sydney Swans (Australian football)
Extra stadium info – Sydney Cricket Ground
The world famous popstar Michael Jackson, nicknamed King of Pop, performed two concerts at the stadium in 1996. Michael Joseph Jackson became one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Hundreds of millions of his records were sold worldwide. The Sydney Cricket Ground is known as the main home venue of the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club, the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Swans. Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club, commonly known as the Sydney Roosters, are members of the National Rugby League. The NRL is among the main rugby league competitions in the world. The Sixers are members of the Big Bash League, the most popular Australian cricket league.
The Swans are members of the Australian Football League, which became the most popular Australian football competition. The Sydney Sixers won the Big Bash League in its inaugural season in 2012. They drew an average home attendance of 20,000 in that domestic league season. The Sixers and the Sydney Thunder became the first cricket clubs from New South Wales with 100,000 followers on their main social media page. Sydney FC also played some of their home games at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The football club won the inaugural A-League in 2006. They won the title after defeating the Central Coast Mariners from New South Wales 1-0 in front of 41,000 fans. Sydney FC drew an average home attendance of 19,000 during their first-ever A-League season.
Sydney Football Club made world headlines when they signed the Italian football star Alessandro Del Piero from Juventus in 2012. He became one of the first athletes with 1 million followers on his main social media page. Del Piero won two world championship titles. With Juventus, he won a world championship title after beating River Plate in 1996. Alessandro Del Piero scored the only goal of the match, which was played in Tokyo, in the 81th minute of the game. In 2006, he won a world championship title with the national football team of the Italian Republic after beating the French Republic. Del Piero scored in the penalty shoot-out. He ended his professional football career with the Delhi Dynamos from India.