One of the most iconic venues in the world, the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia is set to get a makeover with a $9 million upgrade. The upgrade will see it become one of the best stadiums in the world when it comes to spectator facilities.
The $9 million upgrade will see 220 LED lights being installed on the leading edge of the Eastern, Riverbank and Western stands, plus another 248 full-colour LED lights in the stands.
The upgrade will also lead to ribbon boards being installed, which will run 360 degrees around the Oval and also on the levels three and four of the eastern and Riverbank stands.
The upgrade work is set to be completed before the Day-Night Test match of the Ashes which is set to be held in December.
Adelaide Oval SMA chairman John Olsen said on the upgrades, “It will also enable us to give crowds at Adelaide Oval the kind of light and sound spectacular that you see at Juventus Stadium (in Italy) or Stamford Bridge (in England). We benchmark ourselves against the leading stadia around the world and this upgrade will ensure we remain on the pace of innovation demanded by international event promoters.”
The upgrade will be funded from a loan taken from Commonwealth Bank, which will be repaid over a period of 8 years.