Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
The Riverside Ground, officially called the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground, is a cricket venue in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, England. It is home to Durham County Cricket Club.The club's acceptance into first-class cricket was made conditional on the building of a new Test match-standard cricket ground. The ground hosted its first game, Durham vs Warwickshire, on 18 May 1995. The development of the Riverside into a significant cricketing venue was underscored in 1999, when it hosted World Cup matches involving Pakistan, Scotland, Australia and Bangladesh, and then in 2000 when it staged the first One Day International match in the NatWest Triangular Series between England, Zimbabwe and the West Indies.