SunBet Arena, also known as the Sun Arena at Times Square, is a multi-purpose indoor arena based in Pretoria, Tshwane in South Africa. Opened in 2017, the arena is owned by hotel and gaming group Sun International and located at the Time Square Casino.[1]

SunBet Arena at Time Square
Interior of the SunBet Arena during the Basketball Africa League
Address209 Aramist Ave, Waterkloof Glen
South Africa
Coordinates25°47′19″S 28°16′56″E / 25.788747°S 28.282252°E / -25.788747; 28.282252
OwnerSun International
OperatorSun International
Executive suites4
Capacity8,500 (sporting events)
10,000 (standing concerts)
BuiltApril 2015–2017
Opened7 November 2017
Construction costR 4.2 billion (330 million $USD)

The arena has a capacity of 8,500 people for sporting events and seated concerts, and 10,000 for standing concerts.[2] Sun International invested R 4.2 billion (approximately 330 million $USD at the time). The arena was opened on 4 November 2017 with the Unison Celebration Show as its first event.[2]



The Time Square project at Menlyn Maine was announced by hotel and gaming group Sun International. Construction of the entire project began in April 2015.[3] The R 4.2 billion projects also included the second-largest casino in South Africa, as well as a hotel and restaurant.[3]

The project won the award for overall best project at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Steel Awards in 2018.[4]

Sporting events


The SunBet Arena hosted the NBA Africa Game 2018, the third NBA exhibition game that was held on the African continent.[5] The arena will be a venue of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) in March 2024, as it will host four teams of the Kalahari Conference.[6]

See also



  1. ^ "WATCH: Hotel, events arena to complete R4.2bn investment". IOL. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2024.
  2. ^ a b "Events Arena in Pretoria | Sun Arena at Time Square". Hotels, Gaming and Entertainment Group. Retrieved 10 January 2024.
  3. ^ a b Import, Pongrass (4 April 2017). "Time Square casino: how it affects locals". Rekord. Retrieved 10 January 2024.
  4. ^ "WSP in Africa takes home multiple awards at SAISC Steel Awards 2018". Bizcommunity. Retrieved 10 January 2024.
  5. ^ "NBA Africa Game 2018". NBA. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Basketball Africa League announces host cities, venues and dates for 2024 regular season tipping off March 9 in Pretoria, South Africa". 5 January 2024. Retrieved 9 January 2024.