OLD YABBA WOULDN’T RECOGNISE IT
IT’S a long way from the old scoreboard on Yabba’s Hill at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
When Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers play the first football match at the SCG for nearly 30 years this month, they’ll be doing it in front of the biggest videoboard in the southern hemisphere.
The SCG’s new Messenger videoboard is 443.5m2, up from 272m2, and it’s being built from the two massive screens next door at Allianz Stadium.
“The super screens at Allianz Stadium changed the experience significantly for fans and we expect this new videoboard to do just the same for all the sports that call the SCG home,” SCG Trust’s Jane Coles said.
“The decommissioning of Allianz Stadium has allowed us to move a lot of technology infrastructure to the SCG.”
The screen is supplied by world-leaders Daktronics, a longtime partner of the Trust.
“This is, without a doubt, the biggest screen in the southern hemisphere and we can’t wait to switch it on for the football codes and the summer of cricket,” Daktronics’ Brett Montgomery said.
The Roosters, Waratahs and Sydney FC will share the SCG with cricket and the Sydney Swans during construction of the new Allianz Stadium.
Construction ofthe new videoboard at the SCG isnearing completion.