Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's

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Antigua Recreation Ground is the national stadium of Antigua and Barbuda. It is located in St. John's, on the island of Antigua. The ground has been used by the West Indies cricket team and Antigua and Barbuda national football team. It has Test cricket status.A number of great cricketers, including Andy Roberts and Richie Richardson, began their first-class careers there.One of Antigua's most famous sons, Viv Richards, scored the fastest Test match century off 56 balls v England in the "Blackwash" series of 1986 at the Recreation Ground. It was also where Brian Lara twice set the record for highest individual Test innings, scoring 375 in 1994 and the current record of 400 not out in 2004, both times against England.In May 2003 the West Indies completed the highest ever successful run chase in Test Cricket at the ARG, making 418/7 against Australia in their fourth innings to win by 3 wickets.Antigua is considered to be a good wicket on which to bat — hard and dry whilst not offering much bounce or movement to bowlers. This is colloquially known as a "featherbed".
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  • This historical home for cricket and the venue for major cultural activities is located strategically in the heart of St. John's. It is the place where the renowned Brian Lara made his historic triple...  more »
  • Loved this ground, its old and run down a little but this is the true Antigua spirit you could almost feel what it would be like on a match day, I loved this and reminds me of the true carribean  more »
  • As has been said in other reviews, the ARG is looking a bit sad these days but it remains one of the iconic venues in world cricket. Contrary to some previous comments, Antigua seemed to me to be comp...  more »
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  • If you are a cricket lover from the 90s you would definitely want to visit the ARG. This venue saw the West Indies Cricket Team in their glory days. It was where Sir Brian Lara made 375 not out. It is a place where many Antiguans young and old hold fond memories of Independence, cricket and football. On any given day it is open to the public. There are food vendors on the premises as well as public washrooms that are wheelchair accessible.
  • Historic venue. Many cricket records have been broken here.
  • The national stadium is really place but needs some rehab
  • Good place to watch cricket
  • Meh not the best looking stadium ive seen