Project Description

Modern sound for a 143 year old icon!

The Adelaide Oval, opened in 1871 under the stewardship of the South Australian Cricket Association, is one of Australia’s most-loved sporting grounds. Whether hosting a test match or an AFL game, the stadium has long been a favourite for teams and fans alike. Its recently completed renovation has not only changed the look of the ground dramatically, but has also seen it fitted out with technology unimaginable to its founders. Three huge LED screens, digital signage around the perimeter and a converged fibre network serving all AV requirements have been incorporated into the new facilities.

Integration and production company The P.A. People were commissioned to install and commission the main bowl PA system. Designed by Texas based consultants WJHW, the system had to provide excellent speech intelligibility as well as provide comprehensive coverage with an unobtrusive look. Brett Steele, Manger – Installed Systems at The P.A. People, was involved with the project from inception through to completion over a number of years. The first full gig of the system was the Port/Crows local AFL Derby on March 29.