Adelaide Oval, established in 1871, is located in Adelaide, South Australia. This ground is famous for its 1911 manual operating scoreboard and million-dollar modernization. It primarily hosts matches of cricket, Soccer, and Australian Rules football.
|Home Teams:||Adelaide Strikers
|End Names:||River End
|Ground Size:||167m Long
During the 1990s, this ground contained two stands and lights. But in 2003, reconstruction started by adding Chappell Stands. In 2010, significant developments happened in the arena, but the heritage-listed scoreboard, fig tree, and the Northern mound remained the same.
In 2008, the space on this ground was 40,000 people. Currently, the seating capacity of Adelaide Oval is 55,317. But the biggest crowd it hosted was 70,000 people for Adele’s concert in 2017.
The seating chart of this ground is divided into five levels, corporate box, and suites. Western Stand consists of members’ rooms, SACA president, and committee rooms, mainly providing L1 and L2 seating. East Gate and ticket office lie behind Eastern Stand, offering stadium club, restaurant, and bar. Riverbank Stand is south of the stadium with premiership suites, rows for general visitors, and a refreshment corner.
Adelaide Oval east and north car park costs start from 8$ but, you can opt for cheaper options depending on the budget. Private car parks that require a little walk to the stadium can initiate around 2$ to 4$. Finding a free parking spot would be challenging as commercial spots surround the stadium.
Adelaide Oval is a batting pitch where batters can play long innings and score high. In test matches, it behaves like a flat pitch, but bowlers can run the game after a day or two. During the redevelopment of 2013, the ground transformed this pitch into a drop-in.
Notable Events & Records
The history of this stadium is filled with exciting events, such as:
- In 2014, a record of most test centuries on this ground was secured by Michael Clarke by scoring his 7th century.
- In 2017, some matches from the Ashes test were hosted at this stadium.
- On 4 February 2018, the grand final of the Big Bash League was played at this ground.
- In 2019, David Warner made the highest individual score of 335 against Pakistan.
|First Test:||12 – 16 Dec 1884|
|First ODI:||20 December 1975|
|First T20I:||12 January 2011|
|Highest Test Score:||674/10 by AUS vs IND (1948)|
|Lowest Test Score:||36 by IND vs AUS (2020)|
|Highest ODI Score:||369/7 by AUS vs PAK (2017)|
|Lowest ODI Score:||70/10 by AUS vs NZ (1986)|
|Highest T20 Score:||233/2 by AUS vs SL (2019)|
|Lowest T20 Score:||99/9 by SL vs AUS (2019)|
Some upcoming games on this ground are:
- It is also selected as a dedicated ground to host some matches from the Big Bash League 2021.
- In 2022, the Australian women’s team will play some T20 and ODI matches against England.
Here is the complete address of Adelaide Oval:
War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide
South Australia, Australia