Launching on the 4th of November, Sun International’s Sun Arena at the Time Square in Menlyn Maine is set to bring a new form of entertainment to Tshwane. Not only is the Sun Arena the first venue of its kind in the area, but it is also the largest purpose built indoor seated arena in South Africa, with an area of over 6300m2 of combined seating and mixed use performance space on two levels. With capacity to host 8 500 guests at a seated event and 10 000 for a standing concert, the Sun Arena provides a platform for staging grand scale events.
The venue boasts an international award winning digital audio system for spectacular sound and acoustics, as well as a high definition, audiovisual system complete with large format LED screens. The design and layout of seating on two tiers deliver unobstructed views from all positions. Access to the Sun Arena is via 16 entrances; 8 on the lower level and 8 on the upper tier. There are four sets of public restrooms on each tier, with each offering dedicated paraplegic facilities and child changing stations. The four VIP hospitality suites can accommodate 26 people each.
For artists and organisers, the Sun Arena provides unmatched capacity to bring their wildest ambitions for shows and events to life with state of the art technologies and features such as the roof structure, which allows for a total of 615 dedicated rigging or hang points that boast a combined maximum weight loading capacity of 299.1 tonnes.
“The Sun Arena is a construction and engineering feat of note. There is quite simply nothing else like it in South Africa and we are itching to showcase this exceptional facility to the public in November. Tick tock; it is almost time,” says Time Square’s General Manager, Brett Hoppé.
The launch of the Sun Arena represents the conclusion of another milestone in the ambitious, multi billion Rand Time Square development – Sun International’s largest investment in a casino development in 15 years. The first phase of the project, the casino and restaurant hub, opened in April this year. The third phase, The Maslow Time Square hotel, will be completed in April 2018.