Durban - Friday’s first T20 between South Africa and
New Zealand in Durban is set to offer those in attendance a ground-breaking new
stadium experience as fans get to enjoy the Kingsmead’s
revolutionary full-colour LED scoreboard for the first time.
Imported from Chennai, India, the scoreboard is the first of its kind to be
installed at a cricket venue in South Africa and is set to take the standard of
audio visual interaction on match days to a new level for cricket in the
“We are thrilled by the installation of our new scoreboard at Kingsmead and we cannot wait to unveil it to our fans at Friday evening’s clash
between the Proteas and the Blackcaps!” said Dolphins CEO, Pete de Wet.
A fresh energy and positivity has engulfed the Dolphins’ headquarters
of late as the franchise seeks to become South Africa’s best.
The exciting new scoreboard continues the work that gone on at the province’s
cricketing headquarters in recent weeks and follows hotly on the heels of the
recent reveal of an exciting, new Dolphins brand identity.
“A major focus for us here at the Dolphins and KZN Cricket of late has
been improving the overall experience our fans enjoy every time they come to Kingsmead and the passion they have for our team,” explained De
“A lot of hard work has gone into a brand new entrance archway, resurfaced main
car park, new perimeter fencing, hotel-standard toilets in the West Stand and
an improved members’ dining room and now the new scoreboard is the cherry on
“The scoreboard plays an integral role in everyone’s match day experience and
by bringing in a full-colour LED scoreboard is another way we’re able offer
fans a memorable Kingsmead experience.”
“Also, in the light of Cricket South Africa now grading the top five stadiums
annually and awarding international fixtures accordingly, we hope that the
stadium improvements - our new scoreboard included - will contribute to even
more international cricket coming to Durban; something I’m sure all of our fans
would love to see!” he added.
The old scoreboard - installed prior to the 2003 Cricket World Cup - had been a
faithful servant however after years of showing signs of retirement the troublesome
old display has now officially been put out to pasture.
“No longer are we restricted to static, single colour graphics; fans will now
be exposed to high definition, animated, full colour imagery, which opens up
all kinds of new options for us!
“Sponsors are now able to bring their brands to life, we can keep fans
entertained with Dolphins clips, highlights of previous matches, behind the
scenes footage, etc.
“The scoreboard and the LED perimeter boards now also talk to each and so now
fans will be exposed to a complete, 360 degree digital experience.
Fans keen to see the new scoreboard, stadium upgrades and international cricket
action between South Africa and New Zealand live at Kingsmead on
Friday are encouraged to get their tickets from www.ticketpros.co.za or
the stadium’s ticket office now.
Gates open at 16:00 with play set to start at 18:00. Only those with
‘Grass-Deck Chairs’ tickets are permitted to bring deck chairs into the ground,
only small cooler boxes are permitted and no umbrellas or glass are allowed
into the stadium.
No braais are allowed to be brought in however braais will be available inside
the stadium. Food and drinks are permitted if in plastic containers while
refreshments will be for sale inside the stadium.
More information can be found at www.dolphinscricket.co.za