Centurion Park Cricket Ground is the ground in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa. It is also known as SuperSport Park, after the TV company SuperSport bought shares in the stadium. Since 2004, this cricket ground has hosted most of the Titans Cricket Team home games, although before that it has been the home of Titans’ predecessors, Northerns Cricket Team since 1986.
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Ground Guide by Cricket Tripper
The highest Test Match total to be scored at the Centurion Park Cricket Ground is 621 for 10, in the match of South Africa vs Sri Lanka on the 26th of December 2020 – a very recent record breaker! In terms of the highest individual Test score, Hashim Amla scored 208 in the West Indies match against South Africa. DW Steyn of the South African team, has been recorded as the individual with the highest number of wickets (59!) at this ground; this was between 2006 and 2018.
The capacity of Centurion Park Cricket Ground is 22,000, an ideal capacity when it hosted the 2003 Cricket World Cup and the Indian Premier League in 2009. The 22,000 seating capacity is made up of 20,000 seats, plus the 2,000 seats available in the Pavilion. The location of this ground makes way for the thousands of spectators attending matches at this venue; it can easily be accessed from Johannesburg, Midrand and Pretoria. The Centurion Park Cricket Ground makes a fabulous ground for spectators, known for its grass embankments which make up a large part of the seating area. This makes it ideal for families, encouraging cricket to be spectated by the grass root cricketers and younger generations. Beach Cabana type of hospitality chalets have also been set up high on the grass banks for added corporate viewing experiences.
The Centurion Park Cricket Ground is known to be one of the quicker pitches in South Africa, although it also given plenty of opportunities to the batsmen, with the ball generally coming onto the bat. This pitch has never been seen to give spinners and advantage. The outfield is level, healthy and fast, with a drainage system installed to be equal to any other international cricket pitch in the world. This venue was also selected for the ICC Champions Trophy in 2009, hosting the final on the 9th of October of that year. The latter is one of the greatest achievements of Centurion Park Cricket Ground. On a slightly smaller level, Centurion Park Cricket Ground hosted the domestic and continental Sixes Tournament, where the home side, Titans, won the domestic competition, and South Africa won the continental competition against Kenya in the final. This is a huge display of how the roots of the nation take pride in this magnificent sports stadium.
However, Centurion Park Cricket Ground has hosted more than just cricket. In 2008 it hosted the Australian rules football practice match between Carlton and Fremantle. In 2011, Irish vocal pop band Westlife held a concert for their Gravity Tour at the Centurion Park Cricket Ground showing the ground’s diversity.
Visiting the Ground - Travel
The Ground is located in the middle of Centurion, just south of Pretoria.
The address for Satnav is 283 West Avenue and South Street Centurion. The ground is just of the M1 and is easy to get to by car. There is no matchday parking for the general public however there are several other car parks around the stadium; Mushroom, River End and Gym. The car parks are generally open at least 2 hours before and 2 hours after the game takes place, so there’s plenty of time to getaway.
There are also private lots around the stadium but they are not officially affiliated with the ground, and the Titans websites advise you to park in these bays at your own risk.
Train - Public Transport
The Gautrain Station is the nearest train station to the ground, located just 10 minutes away. Be warned that the last trains depart before 9pm. The station runs services going both North and South, so is accessible to most major cities in South Africa.
Airports and Flying
The nearest airport is OR Tambo International Airport at the edge of Johannesburg. It’s just a 30-minute car journey from Centurion Park.