Stanford Cricket Ground

The Stanford Cricket Ground, colloquially known as "Sticky Wicket Stadium", is a cricket ground in Osbourn, Saint George Parish, Antigua. It was previously known as the Airport Cricket Ground, before it was taken over by Allen Stanford and rebuilt in 2004. It is the home ground of Leeward Islands, and has hosted many international twenty20, including both the 2006 & 2008 Stanford 20/20 tournaments and the 2008 Stanford Super Series.

The stadium also hosts football matches for Antigua Barracuda FC of USL Pro.

Famous quotes containing the words ground and/or cricket:

    The democrat is a young conservative; the conservative is an old democrat. The aristocrat is the democrat ripe, and gone to seed,—because both parties stand on the one ground of the supreme value of property, which one endeavors to get, and the other to keep.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The thing that struck me forcefully was the feeling of great age about the place. Standing on that old parade ground, which is now a cricket field, I could feel the dead generations crowding me. Here was the oldest settlement of freedmen in the Western world, no doubt. Men who had thrown off the bands of slavery by their own courage and ingenuity. The courage and daring of the Maroons strike like a purple beam across the history of Jamaica.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)