SPi has been a leader in executing many unusual and challenging projects around the world, such as this bilingual Cricket Scoreboard, Centurion Park, Pretoria, South Africa
One of SPi’s unusual projects. The Cricket Scoreboard was designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned by Stapletonprice Inc., in South Africa. The Scoreboard won the South African Airways Design Award being the world’s first fully bilingual Scoreboard. Also designed for night games with the assistance of the SABC.
Originally named Centurion Park, SuperSport Park, the home of Northern’s (Northern Transvaal), is in easy access of Johannesburg, Midrand and Pretoria. One of the newer stadiums and Test venues in South Africa it has been described by various International
Captains as “One of the grounds with the best players’ facilities in the world”. The stadium’s appeal is the grass embankments which make up a large part of the seating area, ideal for good family cricket watching. Beach Cabana type hospitality chalets have been erected high on the grass banks for added corporate viewing pleasure. A pavilion at the north end of the ground completes the 22,000 spectator capacity. Known for being one of the quicker pitches in South Africa, it also gives plenty of opportunity to batsmen, with the ball generally coming onto the bat. It has never been seen as a spinners paradise. The outfield is level, lush and fast with a drainage system on par with any in the world.