The Riverside Ground is an internationally acclaimed sporting and music complex which repeatedly entices visitors from all over the world. The complex, a cricket venue in Chester-Le-Street is situated in County Durham, England. Besides being the home of Durham County Cricket Club, it also includes the Austin’s Bar and Bistro which is open all year round and a Learning Centre which is positioned on the ground floor of the Media and Education Centre.
On 18 May 1995, the ground presented its first game, Durham vs. Warwickshire. It hosted two World Cup matches in 1999. In 2000, it staged two One Day International matches in a triangular series among England, Zimbabwe and the West Indies.
The Riverside Ground was raised to Test match status, in 2003 and since then, it has hosted five England Test matches. On the fourth day of the West Indies Test which was held on the 18 June 2007 one saw Paul Collingwood striking a century on his home pitch for England against the West Indies. It was announced in July 2009 that the ground would host the fourth Ashes Test match of the 2013 Ashes series.
Upcoming international games arranged at The Riverside Ground include two ODI matches, against Sri Lanka in 2014 and New Zealand in 2015, with a Test match against Sri Lanka to be held in 2016.