SuperSport Park is a top-class cricket stadium that is easily accessible now that it is serviced by the Gautrain, which runs between OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Seating options include a selection of embankments, as well as comfortable seats for those who want to get a good view of the action over the bowler’s arm.
The pitch generally allows for an excellent battle between seam bowlers and batsmen, with the ball coming on to the bat at speed. The bounce is largely consistent, and even on day five of a Test match you are likely to see batsman having to duck fierce bouncers. Spin bowlers generally struggle on this surface and many have been on the receiving end of batting onslaughts.
Test-match innings totals of more than 600 have been achieved at this ground, while the highest one-day international total at Centurion is 392, made by South Africa against Pakistan in 2007.
The Titans are one of South Africa’s strongest cricket franchises and have produced many top international players over the years. Recent stars include AB de Villiers, Morne Morkel and Jacques Rudolph.
Pro20 matches at SuperSport Park are particularly festive occasions, with thousands of blue hardhats (in support of the Titans) around the ground creating a colourful spectacle.
The University of Pretoria provides a large amount fun-loving spectators, who are particularly keen on welcoming travelling spectators to their city. Information about after-match festivities is thus always easy to source.
The nets at SuperSport Park are located within the general access area, meaning that fans can watch their heroes warm up between innings.
Although Pretoria receives a large amount of rain during cricket season (January and February in particular), the world-class drainage systems at the ground ensure that play resumes as soon as possible.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0)12 663 1005
How to get here
SuperSport Park is on the Gautrain route. Alternatively, you can hire a car from OR Tambo International Airport and drive. You can access SuperSport Park from the N1 highway; Centurion is just South of Pretoria.
Best time to visit
Cricket is played at SuperSport Park between October and April every year.
What will it cost
Tickets to matches at SuperSport Park range from R40 to R300, depending on the type of match.
Where to stay
The Protea Hotel Centurion is a great four-star option in the area, within walking distance of SuperSport Park.
What to eat
Boerewors (traditional South African sausage) rolls are a must at this ground.