Agricultural Ground (Showground)

Address: Driver Avenue Moore Park NSW 2021
Ground: 0
Description: The ground is now part of FOX Studios, Moore Park which is in the same street and next to the SCG. It was originally called the \"Agricultural Ground\" following the Royal Agricultural Society\'s establishment there. This is where the Royal Easter Show was held up and until about 1995 or so when it was shifted to Homebush.
Developments: It has now been developed into a commercial complex.
PreviousUse: In 1811, Governor Macquarie proclaimed Sydney\'s second common, an area of 1,000 acres (4.0 km2). In 1882, The Agricultural Society established its grounds within the site, which henceforth became the venue of the Sydney Royal Easter Show—an annual expression of national pride in Australian produce and industry. It was used intermittently for Australian Rules Football between 1888 and 1979. The showground was the venue for the first game of rugby football . It has been used for World Series Cricket when the Cricket Ground was unavailable. For many decades in the 20th century it was used for Harness Racing and as a speedway.