Sika Australia supplied flooring and waterproofing solutions to the
Sydney Cricket Ground as part of the massive upgrade project of the iconic stadium.
Originally built in 1882, the Sydney Cricket Ground is considered by
many as one of the greatest sporting stadiums in Australia. A vital part of
Australia’s sporting culture, the SCG hosts a range of events including cricket,
AFL and NRL matches.
The $197.5 million development project required suitable flooring
solutions for the lower concourse and staircases as well as a combined flooring
and waterproofing solution for the upper deck of the newly refurbished stand.
Given the venue’s busy schedule, which sees millions of spectators pass
through the gates each year, the requirement was for a durable flooring system
with a proven track record of performance in similar projects with high levels
of foot traffic. The flooring system would be installed in an area servicing
public facilities such as toilets, bars and food outlets, which meant it needed
to meet functional and aesthetic requirements.
For the lower concourse, Sika supplied Sikafloor-160, a two-part
solvent-free epoxy primer and binder that forms part of the modular Sikafloor
system. Sikafloor-264T, a two-component, solvent-free pigmented epoxy resin was
supplied for the high-build top coat, offering a stylish, durable, easy-to-clean
and non-slip surface. Aluminium oxide was added to offer an impressive and
consistent colouring of the floor throughout the large concourse level,
complementing the stand and the timber feature walls. The same system was
applied to the large set of stairs rising from the concourse level, all the way
to the roof.
For the upper deck area, which forms the roof of the stadium as a whole,
and is also utilised as an additional bar and event space during matches, Sika
provided a trafficable and waterproofing flooring solution consisting of Sikafloor-160
as a primer topped by the specially designed, high performance, self-levelling,
liquid waterproofing system comprising of Sikalastic-488 and Sikalastic-489,
Sika’s newly released UV stable and trafficable coating.