Integral to our vision for the precinct is a four-stage Master Plan for the development and refurbishment of the SCG. The SCG is one of the world’s best cricket grounds with its intimate atmosphere and great sense of tradition. However, the ground needs upgraded facilities and amenities to maximise the match day experience for spectators and continue to stage major local and international events.
The FIRST STAGE of the plan was completed in 2008 with the opening of the Victor Trumper Stand. It replaced the ‘Hill’ and the Doug Walters Stand. While these older areas were undoubtedly part of the SCG’s character, the new stand significantly improved public facilities and allowed more people access to events. Unlike the old Hill, most of the seats in the new stand are undercover.
The NEXT STAGE is the replacement of the Noble, Bradman and Messenger stands with a new pavilion that enhances spectator enjoyment, and provides state-of-the-art facilities for spectators, corporate clients and the media. Plans also include a new videoboard that’s almost double the size of the current one on the Messenger Stand.
LATER STAGES will redevelop the Brewongle, Churchill and O’Reilly stands completing the refurbishment of the SCG. There will be upgrades to spectator, corporate and media facilities in these stands.
Work has commenced on a new state-of-the-art modern pavilion to replace the existing Noble, Bradman and Messenger stands.
The new four-level stand will offer spectators better viewing, facilities and atmosphere. Improvements include seats closer to the field of play, more of them undercover (85%), no obstructed views, the largest video screen of any Australian sports ground and enhanced catering, corporate, media and AFL player facilities. Superior dining and bar areas, including a roof terrace will set a new benchmark for Australian sports venues.
Work commenced in March 2012 and will be finished ahead of the Ashes Test match between Australia and England in January 2014.
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