The Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) ground was officially opened in 1893 and now it will be one of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 venues. WACA in perth will get to host 3 matches, 2 of them involving India.
The first match at WACA will be between India and United Arab Emirates on 28 February. The first ever ODI at the venue also involved India, back in 1980, against New Zealand. The capacity of the stadium for World Cup is 18,000.
Here is your complete guide to WACA
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground (WACA) (Perth) (All venues' guide)
Located on the south-west coast of Australia, Perth is Australia's only capital city where you can enjoy the beach lifestyle, relax in natural bushland, sample world-class local wines and watch an ocean sunset within just 30 minutes of the city.
It's also the sunniest state capital, averaging 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and boasting a string of 19 beautiful, clean and uncrowded beaches.
The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) Ground was officially opened in 1893, with the first match played on the turf wickets in February 1894.
The ground has a significant place in the social and cultural history of Perth and has hosted a range of sports and events including athletics, Australian Rules Football, baseball, soccer, rugby league and rugby union. The stadium is home to the state cricket team, the Western Warriors, the state women's side Western Fury and the Big Bash franchise, the Perth Scorchers.
The WACA Museum housed onsite displays the history of cricket and other sports played at this famous ground.
WACA, Nelson Crescent, East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Capacity for WC 2015 - 18,000
First Established/Built - 1893
1st ODI - India Vs New Zealand (December 9, 1980) India won by 5 runs
Matches (All games start at 12 PM IST)
28 February - India Vs United Arab Emirates (Pool B)
4 March - Australia Vs Afghanistan (Pool A)
6 Match - India Vs West Indies (Pool B)