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Antigua Recreation Ground
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Theatre of Dreams

Run down it is and doesn't look the same as when Brian Lara cracked 375 and 400 or Sir Viv bashed... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
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Any cricket buff has to visit here. It's not far from the cruise port and gives you a piece of... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great stadium and what I loved about it was the beer and food was really inexpensive. They don't over charge you like many places.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I recently went to the Caribbean on holiday with my family. We went on a 7 night cruise round the eastern Caribbean and the second stop was the island of Antigua. Being a massive cricket fan and seeing that the ARG was just a few 100 yards from the cruise port I was determined to pay it a visit.

Firstly St Johns does not feel the safest of places and the streets are narrow plus full of potholes so I ended up going on my own but the local people did keep themselves to themselves in fairness. The ground itself looks pretty run down now but I was able to wander in a gate by the prison to stand on the outfield. There was a football pitch in the centre now and some guys painting the lines on/pottering around. They didn't seem to mind or care that I was there so I guess they get a lot of tourists.

I only stayed for a few minutes but as a fan to see those famous stands and reminisce about famous matches and scores there was priceless. The dressing room door was open but I wasn't that brave to venture inside. Maybe next time...

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

The place is now in a poor state that is a shame, certainly worth a look if you are there if only to see what used to be one of the world's most iconic cricket grounds. Not in the best of shapes but still imagine gravy swinging from the stand, the sights, sounds, and the P.A announcer not once or twice but six times to stop, they could get on with the game. I was also there to witness the great Brian Lara get 400 runs. So many memories, now and cricket is now played at the big shiny new stadium out of town with no soul it the middle of nowhere, truly sad. It was right it the middle of town where the locals could pop in for an hour or so it lunchtime. Give me an old traditional cricket ground over these new build grounds any day!

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was the place that history was made with first class batsmen of old Sir Viv Richards was the king of the ground. Curtley Ambrose loomed over the batsmen as he ran up to bowl. It reminds me of the film Field of Dreams, I expect the famous players of the last 40 years to walk out towards me. You can feel the music and picture the enthusiastic crowd. The crowd included the inmates from the prison opposite scrambling to sit on the walls to see over to the ground.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank YumYum2GG
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Huge contrast with the new ground in the centre of the island this former test ground resonates with history as it deteriorates, part of the old town and the people who could walk up and enjoy the vibe. The great players of 40 years ago broke the domination by the old order of Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Guyana, test cricket arrived in this little ground - magic.
Obviously of interest only to cricket lovers and just a few minutes but worth it nevertheless.

Date of experience: February 2016
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