When Sydney FC host the Western Sydney Wanderers this Saturday, it will be the first football match at the SCG for nearly 30 years, and the Sky Blues will be doing it in front of the biggest videoboard in the southern hemisphere.
The SCG’s new Messenger video board is 443.5m2, up from 272m2, and is being built from the two massive screens next door at Allianz Stadium to create a fantastic experience for Sky Blues’ fans to see all the action and replays on game day.
“I’m really excited to see it in full view at the Sydney Derby this Saturday night,” said Sydney FC CEO Danny Townsend.
“Full credit to the SCG Trust for investing in this screen, because it is going to add to what is already going to be a fantastic atmosphere this weekend.
“Fans will be able to watch The Rubens smash out their hits in the lead up to the match before having the option to watch high quality vision of the game highlights and entertainment on the screens which will really add to the atmosphere.”
SCG Trust ICT boss Jane Coles said: “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.”
“The decommissioning of Allianz Stadium has allowed us to move a lot of technology infrastructure to the SCG.”
The Sydney FC faithful will be able to stay connected on game day as well, as Allianz Stadium’s wi-fi and IPTV network will also be relocated and reinstalled at the SCG.
The screen is supplied by world-leaders Daktronics, a long-time partner of the Trust.
“This is the, without a doubt, the biggest screen in the southern hemisphere and we can’t wait to switch it on,” Daktronics’ Brett Montgomery said.