Ticketpro Dome

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Ticketpro Dome
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Arena bowl during the Castrol Xtreme Auto Show (c.2005)
Ticketpro Dome
Former namesMTN Sundome (1998–2001)
The Dome at Northgate (2001–04)
Coca-Cola Dome (2004–15)
AddressNorthumberland Rd and Olievenhout Ave
Johannesburg
2161 South Africa
Location Northgate Shopping Centre
Coordinates 26°03′47.55″S27°56′35.52″E / 26.0632083°S 27.9432000°E / -26.0632083; 27.9432000 Coordinates: 26°03′47.55″S27°56′35.52″E / 26.0632083°S 27.9432000°E / -26.0632083; 27.9432000
Owner Sasol
OperatorReed Venue Management
Capacity 13,000 fully seated with 19,328 seated/standing capacity
Construction
Opened8 April 1998
ArchitectBentel Abramson & Partners
Project managerBMR Partnership
Structural engineerLillicrap Crutchfield
Services engineer
  • Rawlins Wales & Partners
  • Richard Pearce and Partner
Main contractorsWilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon
Website
Venue Website

Ticketpro Dome (originally known as the MTN Sundome) is an event venue located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The seating capacity is approximately 20,000 and covers about 11,000 square metres. The Dome opened on 8 April 1998 with a concert by Diana Ross in front of a 15,000 strong audience. Nelson Mandela made a surprise appearance on stage during the official opening. [1]

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Location

The Ticketpro Dome is situated adjacent to Northgate Shopping Centre on the corner of Olievenhout Avenue and Northumberland Road, in the suburb North Riding, a short distance west of the N1/Western Bypass highway.

The venue is 45 km from OR Tambo International Airport, 16 km from Lanseria Airport and 20 km from the Sandton business centre.

Events

On 8 May 2005, Avril Lavigne held a concert Bonez Tour in support of her second studio album, Under My Skin .

On 20 May 2001, Irish vocal pop band Westlife held a concert for their Where Dreams Come True Tour supporting their album Coast to Coast.

On 25 October 2015, South African hip hop recording artist Cassper Nyovest announced that tickets to his upcoming show at the venue titled #FillUpTheDome had sold out. He is the first South African hip hop act to accomplish this feat.

On 1 and 2 May 2016, American pop-R&B diva Mariah Carey performed at the Dome for The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour .

On 5 August 2017, the NBA Africa Game was held at the Dome. [2]

From July 18 to 21, 2018, American singer-songwriter Katy Perry performed at the Dome as part of her Witness: The Tour .

On 13–14 April 2019, British singer Sam Smith performed at the dome as part of their The Thrill of It All Tour .

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References

  1. "SOUTH AFRICA: DIANA ROSS PERFORMS HER FIRST CONCERT IN SOUTH AFRICA". Reuters Archive Licensing. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  2. "Getting to know Africa's flashy basketball arenas". FIBA . 2 September 2019. Retrieved 10 December 2020.