This is where it all began, the birthplace of cricket. One of the most iconic sporting grounds in the cricketing world, the very first Test match in England took place at The Oval in 1880, when England beat Australia. The ground has been renamed several times since, taking names previously like The Brit Oval, The Kia Oval, before eventually landing on what it's now known as - The Kennington Oval. The stadium has a capacity of roughly around 24,000 and has had floodlights installed in 2009. It is home to the national team and the county side Surrey since its inception. This is also, and quite importantly, the place where the Ashes was born, two years after the inaugural Test in 1882. Owned by the Duchy of Cornwall (who had leased the land for cricketing purposes in 1845), the Kennington Oval has been home to and hosted plenty of historic moments - Michael Holding's 14 wickets on a tough deck to bowl in 1976 and Don Bradman and Bill Ponsford's 451-run stand in 1934 are just some of those fine examples. The Oval was always a diverse place, as aside from regular cricketing action, the FA Cup finals took place here between 1874-1892, and 'The Who' played a memorable gig in 1971. Over the years the seating arrangements and general facilities for players and spectators were withering away, so plenty of investment was made in the mid-2000s to improve that.