The new dug-out area at the cricket oval in Bloemfontein consists of a grass area and a jacuzzi to give the teams comfort and space. Mangaung Oval has also renovated the gym area so that it is close to the changing room areas.
To improve the fan experience at the cricket matches that are held at Mangaung Oval, there will be a number of fan initiatives; free candy floss for scholars, a Chill Freeze Gun, a 10 metre-slip slide foam area and a chance to win an Xbox should a fans bowl out a professional cricket player.
Johan van Heerden, CEO of the Free State Cricket Union said: “The first of its kind, a permanent dugout with jacuzzi. Our players are our biggest assets and we need to spoil them. We also introduced a new honours board for international honours with 100’s and five-wicket hauls recorded. We are 100% ready for the season and we cannot wait.”