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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 3 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 8 April 2018
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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!

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Reviewed 18 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.

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Reviewed 4 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.

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

I love the seating , which is very comfortable to viewing all shows. The shows are usually in the night and there is always a nice breeze passing through that feels so nice as you watch each show/competition. There is never a problem with seating and there are many vendors available with food and drinks. Go See the shows during Carnival Week.

Thank soniateague
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Cricket is no longer played here, but since the name change to Carnival City, it is now used for concerts and carnival events/shows, as well as parades.

I was lucky enough to purchase tickets for family and friends for the 'Melting Pot' concert and the 'Party Monarch' competition. The Melting Pot concert was disappointing due to many technical issues that delayed the start - and didn't finish until around 7:00am (?!); however, the Party Monarch competition highlighted the local artists showcasing their outstanding talents.

Furthermore, the former Antigua Recreation Ground held many carnival parades with some fantastic troupes resplendent in beautiful costumes.

A wonderful time had by one and all ...

Thank Chris S
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