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is a multi-purpose stadium
Multi-purpose stadiums are a type of stadium designed in such a way as to be easily used by multiple sports. While any stadium could potentially host more than one sport, this concept usually refers to a specific design philosophy that stresses multi-functionality over specificity...
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, South Africa
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. It is currently used mostly for cricket
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matches. It is the home of the Eagles cricket team
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. The stadium holds 20,000 people and opened in 1989.
A naming rights
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arrangement saw the ground renamed Goodyear
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Park until the 2007-08 season when it was renamed the OUTsurance Oval.
This was the same stadium were a young Colin Ingram
Colin Alexander Ingram is a South African cricketer who currently plays for the Warriors. He represented South Africa at the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.-Early life:...
scored his maiden ODI century this came in Ingram's first international match. He subsequently became the first South African to score a century on debut.