The countdown is on to the Cricket World Cup 2015. If you’re planning a visit to cheer on your favourite team, read on for everything you need to know about the Cricket World Cup 2015 in Perth. Australia is co-hosting the Cricket World Cup with traditional rival New Zealand this summer. Perth will host a grand total of three matches during the Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) Ground.
- 28 February India will play the United Arab Emirates.
- 4 March Australia faces off against Afghanistan.
- 6 March India takes on the West Indies.
The Western Australian Cricket Association ground is well over 100 years old – the first match was originally played here on the turf wickets in 1894. As well as cricket, the ground hosts a multitude of other sports such as athletics, AFL, baseball, soccer, rugby league, rugby union. On top of that, events such as major concerts are also held here. The WACA Museum onsite has tours twice a day if you have the time and desire to learn more about its sporting history.
If you’re wondering where to stay in Perth for the Cricket World Cup 2015 with your Perth car hire, the Western Australian Cricket Association ground is located in East Perth about 10 minutes from the central city. Fraser Suites and the Hyatt are conveniently located nearby also. In the central city of Perth, there are lots of apartments and hotels, including the Mercure, Travelodge, Rydges and the old world Melbourne Hotel to name just a few. From the central city, it’s easy to get to the Western Australian Cricket Association ground – take Wellington St or Adelaide Terrace toward Queens Gardens, turn onto Plain St and then Nelson Cres to reach the stadium.
For pre or post match dining and drinking, Heirloom Restaurant is a couple of blocks over from the Western Australian Cricket Association ground on Adelaide Terrace. Fine dining restaurant Friends has an excellent degustation menu, a little further away on Terrace Rd. For a taste of Australian tucker, make a stop at The Tuck Shop cafe on Newcastle St back in the city.