Since South Africa's return to International cricket in 1991, the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium has undergone major changes. The total amount spent to date on upgrading the stadium is in excess of R60-million. In 1991 the Centenary Pavilion, at the Golf-Course end of the ground was completed. Then in 1992 the imposing Unity Pavilion, on the Corlett Drive end of the ground was added to the stadium and was officially opened on 26 November by Sir Colin Cowdrey, on the occasion of the first Test match at the ground in 22 years.
The Memorial Pavilion Stand, on the north-west side of the ground, was completed in October 1994 and houses the indoor practice nets. 1995 saw work done on The Western Pavilion, which was refurbished to give it a look in line with the rest of the ground, and the Main Gate was rebuilt; now incorporating fully electronic turnstiles to give an accurate assessment of attendances. In 1996, the existing four 30-metre high floodlight masts were replaced by five new masts, each 65-metres high, enabling The Bidvest Wanderers Stadium to see its first day/night limited-overs international (against Zimbabwe on 31 January 1997). A very popular addition to the cricket season was the introduction of night cricket. The Bidvest Wanderers Stadium is one of the best stadiums in world cricket for such events.
The Bidvest Wanderers Stadium now hosts the Memorial Business Centre where corporates can rent an office and have a view of the Bullring as the backdrop to their 9 to 5.
In addition, the Bidvest Wanderers is a favourite venue to rent for private functions; with various rooms available to suit every need, it provides the perfect space for corporate and private functions. To rent a venue at the Bidvest Wanderers, visit our Venue Rental