Transforming the SCG

Photograph by Hamilton Lund2014

Sydney Cricket & Sports Grounds

Sydney Cricket & Sports Grounds
Moore Park, Australia

In 2013 it was announced that the Arizona Diamondbacks would face the LA Dodgers at the SCG in the opening round of the 2014 Major League Baseball competition, and the SCG would undertake a massive transformation.

After many countless months of consultation between SCG Curator, Tom Parker, and MLB ground officials it took just three weeks for Parker’s team of groundsmen to transform the pitch so well known for cricket and AFL into a Major League Baseball diamond.

The quarantine approved clay used to construct the SCG diamond included, course red clay of the warning track, soft golden clay for the infield and fine brown clay used for the pitching mound and home plate.

The opening round of the Major League Baseball. Matches between the Arizona Diamondbacks and LA Dodgers draw crowds of 38,266 and 38,079.


  • Title: Transforming the SCG
  • Creator: Photograph by Hamilton Lund
  • Date Created: 2014
  • Location: Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Publisher: SCG Museum

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