Cricket – Iconic WACA Ground scoreboard replicated on big screen at Optus Stadium
It’s the piece of cricket history tradition that stands out in WA’s shiny new stadium – but it’s been given a digital upgrade.
The WACA Ground’s famous scoreboard has presided over just about every Sheffield Shield match in this state since it was erected in 1954.
With the Warriors today playing their first Shield clash at Optus Stadium, the scoreboard has followed – albeit in digital form.
Optus Stadium’s two giant replay screens will show the scores in an almost identical format to the old WACA scoreboard, complete with name plates.
There’s even viewing ‘holes’ in the middle showing scoreboard attendants where they would have been sitting inside the old scoreboard, which was a originally a donation from the North West Murchison Cricket Association.
In a stadium that is sleek and new, it’s a nice nod to the past that cricket fans both young and old will surely appreciate.
The Warriors, featuring Shaun and Mitch Marsh and Ashton Agar, take on a New South Wales side led by Nathan Lyon across the next four days.
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