Adelaide Oval FAQ
This FAQ is for Adelaide Oval 2014. Click below to access additional 2013 Frequently Asked Question lists.
- I am currently a member of the Adelaide Football Club. Will my membership rights be retained at Adelaide Oval?
- What is the Adelaide Oval seat allocation process for Reserved Seat members?
- As a Reserved Seat member, how do I ensure I will sit with family and friends at Adelaide Oval?
- Where will I park and will there be sufficient public transport services?
- Will the 'Footy Express' continue?
- How will the facilities be better than AAMI Stadium?
- How will football and cricket share the playing facilities at Adelaide Oval?
- Where will first class domestic cricket be played?
- When did SACA members vote on the proposed redevelopment?
- Has the financial uplift for football been determined yet?
- Will the Oval's heritage be protected?
- How far will the stadium go into the parklands?
- When will the redeveloped Oval be complete?
I am a current member of the Adelaide Football Club. Will my membership rights be retained at Adelaide Oval?
In 2011 the Adelaide Football Club announced that all 11-game members would be guaranteed a seat at a redeveloped Adelaide Oval.
Existing members will enjoy comparable benefits to those they already have. No one will be worse off under a new membership structure. Members will, however, enjoy vastly improved facilities, better amenities, more seating options and greater accessibility in a more central location in the heart of the city. Click here to view the Adelaide Oval virtual tour.
Like-for-like membership options will be available for members at comparable prices. As is the case currently, Reserved Seat membership will be priced according to the location of the seat within the stadium.
Reserved seating for Adelaide Football Club season ticket holding members will be predominantly located in the Southern and Eastern stands where memberships will be priced on a tiered basis determined by seating location. The open Northern end will also provide the opportunity to offer a general admission/ standing room membership for the first time which will complement the existing suite of reserved seated memberships.
Essential Crows members (previously AAMI Stadium Category Two) will be seated in the existing Adelaide Oval Members’ Reserve (Western Stand) in unreserved seating for all Crows home games. Essential Crows members will also have the option to upgrade to reserved seating as is the case of AAMI Stadium.
What is the Adelaide Oval seat allocation process for Reserved Seat members?
As a season ticket holding member with a reserved seat in 2013 you are guaranteed your seat at Adelaide Oval next season.
Eligible members will soon receive an information pack to advise the process to anchor their allocated seats at Adelaide Oval.
Click here to download the pack.
As a Reserved Seat member, how do I ensure I will sit with family and friends at Adelaide Oval?
The first stage of the Adelaide Oval reserved seat allocation process, now complete, involved the nomination of groups to ensure members are seated with family and friends.
2013 Reserved Seat members received an information pack that explained the process in more detail.
In addition to the nomination of member groups detailed above, it is the Club’s general intention that the reallocation will be completed in blocks and in many cases you will remain close to the members you currently sit with at AAMI Stadium.
If you would like to add individuals that are not already reserved seat members to your group, please contact Member Services as soon as possible on (08) 8440 6660.
I would like to join the Club as a season ticket holding member in 2014. What are my options?
The best way to ensure your seat at Adelaide Oval is to join as a Reserved Seat or Essential Crows member for season 2013. This will enable you to continue your membership at the inner-city venue from 2014.
The Club has already experienced dedicated interest in fans wishing to obtain seats at Adelaide Oval and as a result supporters are encouraged to join today.
Click here to register your interest in membership for season 2014 and receive the latest Adelaide Oval updates.
Where will I park and will there be sufficient public transport services?
There are thousands of existing city-centre car parks and car park areas within the immediate parkland precinct, which are traditionally available on event days. These will be ideal for tailgate BBQs. It's expected that the number of precinct car parks available to tailgate parties will be sufficient for those who wish to continue that part of their day out. Investigations are also underway regarding an underground car park adjacent to the stadium.
In addition, the Stadium Management Authority (SMA) is investigating supplementary park and ride opportunities from other venues such as the Entertainment Centre and other existing car parking facilities from which shuttle buses would operate.
The SMA has undertaken an extensive traffic investigation of the precinct using engineering modelling software. With some alterations to intersections and sequencing of lights, the traffic can be managed to provide acceptable through traffic movements and exit times from car parks.
The SMA is putting together a comprehensive, detailed transport strategy that includes car parking, public transport and park-and-ride options.
Will the 'Footy Express' continue?
The SMA is looking to replicate the 'Footy Express' service that currently operates to AAMI stadium. In addition, investigations are underway into park-and-ride opportunities from other venues such as the Entertainment Centre and other existing car parking facilities from which shuttle buses would operate.
How will the facilities be better than AAMI Stadium?
Comprehensive design work has gone into ensuring a redeveloped Adelaide Oval will deliver a user-friendly spectator experience from the moment fans enter the stadium.
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, 2,000 dining spaces, corporate capacity of 3,800, multiple replay screens and 10 metre wide concourses.
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.
How will football and cricket share the playing facilities at Adelaide Oval?
Cricket and football will be played at Adelaide Oval during defined seasons with cricket being played in summer and football in winter.
During the off-season the Redbacks and the Scorpions will continue to be based at Adelaide Oval with both teams retaining access to training facilities, including the new indoor centre.
Where will first class domestic cricket be played?
First class domestic cricket will continue to be played at Adelaide Oval with Redbacks' matches across all three formats being scheduled throughout the season.
When did SACA members vote on the proposed redevelopment?
On the evening of Monday May 2nd 2011, South Australian Cricket Association members voted in favour of a proposal to amend the Association's Constitution to allow a joint venture with the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and the redevelopment of Adelaide Oval subject to the final appropriate agreements.
10,078 (80.3%) members voted in favour of the proposal, while 2461 (19.63%) members voted against the proposal.
Has the financial uplift for football been determined yet?
Yes, the SMA has followed a structured process of financial modelling to ensure a redeveloped Adelaide Oval delivers the required minimum annual uplift of $8 million for football.
Will the Oval's heritage be protected?
Protecting the heritage and beauty of Adelaide Oval has been a key design goal. The heritage scoreboard, Moreton Bay Fig trees and grassed northern mound will all be retained.
The proposed design is also considerate of the views that have long been a part of coming to the Oval and several carefully designed gaps in the architecture in the north and east will ensure the Oval remains carefully integrated into the surrounding parklands.
How far will the stadium go into the parklands?
This will be dependent on the final design of the redevelopment. At this stage of the concept design, the Eastern stand will extend up to 15m further east. However, current indications are there could be a net return of public open space and it is proposed to close Victor Richardson Drive and the existing southern car park and return these areas to open space.
When will the redeveloped Oval be complete?
All parties are working towards Test cricket being played at the venue in the summer of 2013/14 and for AFL games to be played at Adelaide Oval in the 2014 season. It is intended cricket will be played at Adelaide Oval throughout the construction period.
Early works have started in order to prepare the site for major works. These works include the modification of service connections for water, power, gas, landline and fire protection which will enable existing facilities including the Western Grandstand, Memorial Drive and the light towers to remain operational through the construction period. The works will also ensure the appropriate service connections are in place for the main construction works and connection points are in place for permanent connection of the new facilities.
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The Adelaide Oval redevelopment works timeline is listed below:
What will be the venue's capacity at project completion?
How do I stay up-to-date with the Adelaide Oval move?
The Adelaide Football Club is committed to ongoing Adelaide Oval member communication. This includes regular email updates and information sessions. Please ensure your contact details (including a current email address) are up to date by clicking here or phoning the Member Service Centre on (08) 8440 6690.
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Where can I view a video of the Adelaide Oval redevelopment?
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