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SuperSport Park is a cricket ground in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa.

SuperSport Park
Centurion
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Crowd during a function in 2006 at the park
Ground information
Location Centurion, South Africa
Coordinates 25°51′35″S 28°11′43″E / 25.85972°S 28.19528°E / -25.85972; 28.19528Coordinates: 25°51′35″S 28°11′43″E / 25.85972°S 28.19528°E / -25.85972; 28.19528
Capacity 22,000
Owner SuperSport
Tenants South Africa national cricket team
End names
West Lane End
Hennops River End
International information
First Test 16–20 November 1995:
 South Africa v  England
Last Test 13–17 January 2018:
 South Africa v  India
First ODI 11 December 1992:
 South Africa v  India
Last ODI 4 February 2018:
 South Africa v  India
First T20I 29 March 2009:
 South Africa v  Australia
Last T20I 21 February 2018:
 South Africa v  India
Team information
Northerns (1995–present)
Titans (The Unlimited Titans) (2004–present)
As of 21 February 2017
Source: Cricinfo

It was renamed from Centurion Park after television company SuperSport bought shares in the stadium. The capacity of the ground is 22,000.

The Titans cricket team, have played most of their home games here since 2004. The ground was home to the Titan's predecessor team Northerns (cricket team) (previously Northern Transvaal) since 1986.

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NameEdit

The town of Verwoerdburg was renamed Centurion at the end of apartheid, with the politically neutral new name of the town coming from that of the cricket ground.

Notable fixturesEdit

This ground was a venue for 2003 Cricket World Cup and the Indian Premier League 2009 which took place in South Africa. It was also selected as a venue for ICC Champions Trophy 2009 and hosted the final on 5 October 2009, one of the greatest achievements for this stadium. Sachin Tendulkar also scored his 50th Test Match century on this ground.[1][2]

It hosted an Australian rules football practice match in 2008 between Carlton and Fremantle.

SuperSport Park also hosted a domestic and continental Sixes tournament, where home side, the Titans, came out on top in the domestic competition, and South Africa winning the continental competition against Kenya in the final.

From 2018/19 summer the ground usually hosts the Boxing Day Test.

MusicEdit

On 17 September 2011, Irish vocal pop band Westlife held a concert for Gravity Tour supporting their album Gravity.

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