Yeon Ho Choi, Korea’s ambassador to South Africa, Brett Hoppe, general manager of Time Square, and Sung Yoon, president of Samsung Electronics Southern Africa, celebrate the launch of the giant screen at the Sun Arena.
picture: Jacques Naude/ANA

THINGS are looking bright at the Time Square Casino and Entertainment complex in Menlyn Main, where a giant LED screen has been switched on and rehearsals are under way for the first concert in the new Sun Arena on Saturday.Samsung executives were present to witness the official switch-on of two outdoor LED screens on the curved Arena walls, one which is 9m x 6m and one of 9m x 15m and weighing close to 7500kg – the biggest screen of its kind in Southern Africa.

Meanwhile, the final touches are being put to the Arena where 18 local artists will perform in the Unison Celebration Concert on Saturday night.

All the tickets to this event were given away by Sun International and local media houses, including the Pretoria News, so if you are still wanting to attend, this is your last chance to apply (see below for details).

The Arena, which seats 8250 people – with 10000 for a standing event – is expected to change Pretoria into an entertainment destination of note.

It sets new standards in structural design, both inside and out. It has the latest in digital audio systems, suitable for everything from a conference to a concert; high definition audio-visual and lighting technology – some of which will be on display during Saturday’s show.