SWALEC Stadium to host opening 2015 Ashes Test

Vaughan Sound is delighted with the recent news that the SWALEC Stadium has been selected as the venue for the opening match of the Investec Ashes Test series in 2015.

England will look to wrestle back the urn following a dreadful 5-0 whitewash in Australia in the winter. They will return to the Cardiff venue for an Ashes Test for the first time since 2009, beginning their battle with their southern hemisphere opponents from Wednesday 8 July.

Vaughan Sound completed a large-scale project there the same year, installing public address and voice alarm systems in the hospitality areas to a tight time schedule ahead of that first Ashes Test, which saw a marvellous last-wicket stand between James Anderson and Monty Panesar guide England to a hard fought draw.

The work, alongside electrical contractor AMSER and local fit out company Paramount Interiors, came following Vaughan Sound’s earlier provision of an audio and voice evacuation scheme during the initial development phase.

The decision to hold such a high profile Test match at the SWALEC Stadium is a great endorsement of how well it has been regarded since. Edgbaston in Birmingham, Trent Bridge in Nottingham, plus London’s Lord’s and Kia Oval, will host the other four Tests.

Following the five-match Test series, the home of Glamorgan County Cricket Club will also be used for a NatWest IT20 match between England and Australia on Monday 31 August.

This summer, the 15,000 capacity stadium hosts a Royal London One-Day International between England and India on Wednesday 27 August.