OLD YABBA WOULDN’T RECOG­NISE IT

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -

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.

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