Junction Oval

Junction Oval (also known as the St Kilda Cricket Ground or the CitiPower Centre due to sponsorship reasons) is a historic sports ground in the suburb of St Kilda in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its location near the St Kilda Junction gave rise to its name. It is located approximately five kilometres from the centre of Melbourne and is in the southernmost part of the large Albert Park sporting precinct.

Junction Oval
Victoria v South Australia cricket teams match at
the Junction Oval, September 2018
LocationSt Kilda, Victoria
Coordinates37°51′21″S 144°58′48″E
OwnerGovernment of Victoria
OperatorCricket Victoria
Capacity7,000[1]
SurfaceGrass (Oval)
Construction
Opened1856
Renovated2015–18
Construction cost$40 million (2015–18 redevelopment)
Tenants
Cricket

Victoria cricket team (2018–present)
Victoria women's cricket team (2018–present)
Melbourne Stars (WBBL; 2018–present)
Melbourne Renegades (WBBL; 2018–present)
St Kilda Cricket Club (VPC; 1856–present)
Melbourne Stars (Big Bash League; 2022-onwards)

Australian rules football
St Kilda Football Club (Challenge Cup/VFA/VFL; 1873–1874, 1876–1879, 1886–1915, 1918–1941, 1944–1964)
University Football Club (Challenge Cup; 1875)
South Melbourne Football Club (VFL; 1944–1946)
Fitzroy Football Club (VFL; 1970–1984)
Ground information
TenantsVictoria cricket team
International information
First women's Test21 February 1958:
 Australia v  England
Last women's Test5 February 1972:
 Australia v  New Zealand
First WODI9 February 2000:
 Australia v  New Zealand
Last WODI3 March 2019:
 Australia v  New Zealand
First WT20I22 January 2013:
 Australia v  New Zealand
Last WT20I2 March 2020:
 Bangladesh v  Sri Lanka
As of 8 September 2020
Source: Cricinfo

Between 2015 and 2018, the oval underwent a $40 million redevelopment designed to make it the administrative headquarters of Cricket Victoria.


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