The Domain is a open park in Sydney, near Woolloomooloo. The Domain adjoins the Royal Botanic Gardens. It is a popular venue for outdoor concerts, open-air events, large political gatherings and rallies and is used daily by the people of Sydney for exercise and relaxation.
Cricket matches moved to the Domain in the 1850s. New South Wales had beaten Victoria by three wickets in their first inter-colonial match held in Melbourne in 1856. Although used for cricket for the next 14 years, the Domain was not a high quality ground. Cricketers had a constant battle with the public who insisted it was public parkland.