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Lord's Cricket Ground
Lord's Cricket Ground
Ground information
Location London, England
Coordinates
Home club
County club
Establishment 1814
Operator Marylebone Cricket Club
Middlesex
Surface
Capacity 28,000
Owner
Tenants
End names
End names
International information
Only Test
First Test
Last Test
First ODI
Last ODI
First T20I
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Lord's, also known as Lord's Cricket Ground, is a cricket venue in St John's Wood, London. Named after its founder, Thomas Lord, it is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and is the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the European Cricket Council (ECC) and, until August 2005, the International Cricket Council (ICC). Lord's is widely referred to as the Home of Cricket and is home to the world's oldest sporting museum.

Lord's today is not on its original site, being the third of three grounds that Lord established between 1787 and 1814. His first ground, now referred to as Lord's Old Ground, was where Dorset Square now stands. His second ground, Lord's Middle Ground, was used from 1811 to 1813 before being abandoned to make way for the construction through its outfield of the Regent's Canal. The present Lord's ground is about 250 yards (230 m) north-west of the site of the Middle Ground. The ground can hold 28,000 spectators. Proposals are being developed to increase capacity and amenity. As of December 2013, it was proposed to redevelop the ground at a cost of around £200 million over a 14-year period.

The current ground celebrated its two hundredth anniversary in 2014. To mark the occasion, on 5 July an MCC XI captained by Sachin Tendulkar played a Rest of the World XI led by Shane Warne in a 50 overs match.

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Test cricket grounds in England and Wales
Current Test grounds:
EdgbastonHeadingleyLord'sOld TraffordThe OvalRiversideSophia Gardens
Trent BridgeRose Bowl
Former Test grounds:
Bramall Lane