A redeveloped Adelaide Oval will deliver an internationally renowned, world-class venue in the heart of the CBD. Take the virtual tour.
The best in stadium design
Crowd circulation through the Western, Southern and Eastern stands will be facilitated by covered concourses up to 10 metres wide, while multi-level atriums, lifts, escalators and stairs will deliver spectators efficiently to their relevant tier. The stadium will deliver shade through summer and protection from the elements in winter, with 77% of seats under cover. This compares favourably with other stadia, with 75% coverage at the MCG, 68% at the SCG and 78% at the GABBA.
The redevelopment will also feature family and restroom facilities well in excess of national standards, food and beverage facilities no more than 40 metres away from any seat, 2000 dining spaces, corporate capacity of 3,800, multiple replay screens and 10 metre wide concourses.
The ultimate spectator experience
The Adelaide Oval designs include three replay screens - one located between the Southern and Western stands, another between the Southern and Eastern stands and one adjacent the heritage scoreboard. It is anticipated the screens will be 150 and 200 square metres respectively, making them larger than the screens at the MCG.
A high quality audio system will deliver quality sound throughout.
A new international standard indoor cricket centre will be located within the stadium complex.
The new indoor cricket training centre will be the home of cricket in South Australia, providing an increased floor area to the existing facility, indoor cricket nets, a high performance gym and associated player facilities.
This will double as a football facility which will be branded according to the home team of the day and will accommodate a state-of-the-art indoor training and warm-up facility.
Uniquely Adelaide Oval
Spending time in the grounds, socialising with friends and experiencing the historic setting of Adelaide Oval has long been just as important as watching an event or game of cricket.
The proposed design has been developed to complement Adelaide Oval's existing and unique attributes, including the Moreton Bay Fig trees, heritage scoreboard and views of the Cathedral and northern mound.
The proposed stands will be developed as individual pavilions with significant importance placed on maintaining these views.
The Adelaide Oval redevelopment will have a number of features which are unique in stadium design. These include BBQ decks, outdoor hospitality facilities on the Village Green and standing room on the grassed northern mounds. There will also be unique views from the dining rooms into the stadium and out to the parklands, the Cathedral and the city.
Fan & family friendly
The Adelaide Oval will be a great place to take the whole family, with food and drink outlets, merchandising and toilets located at each level of the new Southern and Eastern stands.
In fact, the new design has exceeded the Australian design standards for stadium toilet facilities by 20% and there will be multiple family rooms and access toilets included throughout each new stand.
Wheelchair and companion seating zones will be provided on levels 1, 3 and 4 in the Western stand and levels 1, 2 and 4 in the Southern and Eastern stands.
A revitalised riverbank precinct
The Adelaide Oval redevelopment will also be accompanied by the State Government's $394 renewal of the greater Riverbank Precinct. The funding program will include the expansion of the Adelaide Convention Centre and improved pedestrian access.
Following the completion of the Riverbank master plan late this year, the State Government will go to tender for the design and construct of the footbridge across the River Torrens. Construction of the bridge is expected to start in 2013 and be complete later that year.