Rechristened as WIN Stadium, following corporate sponsorship, Wollongong Showground is a rectangular multi-purpose stadium in Wollongong.

Regularly hosting the St George Illawarra ‘Dragons’ rugby league matches, the stadium boasts a capacity of 23,000.


Wollongong, NSW.

Customer Brief

Public Adddress system for sports announcements, commentaries, BGM and paging

The Western Grandstand is also home to two new 400 person function rooms

Noisebox Solutions

Two rows of speakers installed into the roof canopy provides coverage of the seated audience areas.

Of all the 12-inch speakers on the market, there was only one that was powerful and lightweight enough to fit the bill and that was the EV ZX3 speaker system.

As systems integrator, Noisebox installed the 24 x white ZX3 cabinets from the top of the canopy, by suspending the speakers from single points into cut out templates before adjusting their angles and fixing into position. The entire loudspeaker system is powered by six Dynacord H-5000 multi-channel amplifiers, whilst an EV Netmax N-8000 system controller provides complete system management including routing, DSP, system control and supervision. At the insistence of the local council, a Drawmer SP2120 processor provides speaker limiting so that the stadium sound does not exceed imposed limits in the surrounding neighbourhood.

The West Stand is also home to two new function rooms, which are used for game days in addition to corporate conferences, weddings and parties. Processed by an EV Netmax N-8000 processor, two EV CPS4.5 amplifiers power the EviD C8.2 ceiling speakers in these zones. An AMX NI-4100 processor provides complete remote control via a tablet, including Panasonic Blu-Ray DVD playback, whilst a lectern loaded with AV equipment has been installed with an EV RE90P microphone. Four channels of RE2 wireless microphones have also been installed into the venue to enhance the facility’s functions.

Hearing Augmentation in this type of environment cannot be serviced by tradition loop design nor IR technologies. Noisebox investigated an RF solution utilising the Listen product from the US. A single di pole antenna strategically positioned within the Grandstand successful delivers 100% coverage to the 7000 capacity audience. The success of this deployment was outstanding and confirms to AV professionals that the most successful solutions are the most elementary in their execution.