|Location||War Memorial Drive|
Adelaide, South Australia
|Owner||South Australian Government|
|Operator||Adelaide Oval SMA Ltd|
|Field size||167 x 124 metres|
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (2010–2011)
Sydney Roosters (2017–2019)
|First Test||12–16 December 1884:|
Australia v England
|Last Test||17–21 December 2020:|
Australia v India
|First ODI||20 December 1975:|
Australia v West Indies
|Last ODI||15 January 2019:|
Australia v India
|First T20I||12 January 2011:|
Australia v England
|Last T20I||27 October 2019:|
Australia v Sri Lanka
|First women's Test||15–18 January 1949:|
Australia v England
|Last women's Test||18–20 February 2006:|
Australia v India
|First WODI||3 February 1996:|
Australia v New Zealand
|Last WODI||11 February 2010:|
Australia v New Zealand
|First WT20I||12 January 2011:|
Australia v England
|Last WT20I||22 February 2017:|
Australia v New Zealand
|As of 17 December 2020|
Source: ESPN Cricinfo
Adelaide Oval is a sports ground in Adelaide, South Australia, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide. The venue is predominantly used for cricket and Australian rules football, but has also played host to rugby league, rugby union, soccer, tennis among other sports as well as regularly being used to hold concerts.Austadiums.com described Adelaide Oval as being "one of the most picturesque Test cricket grounds in Australia, if not the world". After the completion of the ground's most recent redevelopment in 2014, sports journalist Gerard Whateley described the venue as being "the most perfect piece of modern architecture because it's a thoroughly contemporary stadium with all the character that it's had in the past".
Adelaide Oval has been headquarters to the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) since 1871 and South Australian National Football League (SANFL) since 2014.The stadium is managed by the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority (AOSMA). Its record crowd for cricket was 55,317 for the Second Ashes Test on 2 December 2017 and its record crowd for an Australian rules football match was 62,543 at the 1965 SANFL Grand Final between Port Adelaide and Sturt.
In 1871 the ground was established after the formation of South Australian Cricket Association.
During 1888 a switchback rollercoaster was constructed and was adjacent to Adelaide Oval where the present Riverbank Stand resides.
In 1900 a picket fence was put in place around Oval's playing surface.
In 1911 the current Adelaide Oval scoreboard, designed by architect Kenneth Milne, began service.
In 1990 the Sir Donald Bradman Stand was built to replace the John Creswell stand and provided up to date facilities for spectators.
In 1997 lights were constructed at the ground allowing sport to be held at night. This was the subject of a lengthy dispute with the Adelaide City Council relating to the parklands area. The first towers erected were designed to retract into the ground; however one collapsed and they were replaced with permanent towers.
In 2003 two grandstands, named the Chappell Stands, after the South Australian cricketing brothers Ian Chappell, Greg Chappell and Trevor Chappell were completed.
Temporary stands were constructed for the 2006 Ashes Series to cope with demand. In August 2008 the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) announced that it had approved plans to redevelop the ground, involving expanding its capacity to 40,000. Development plans showed a reconfiguration of the playing surface and a remodelled western stand. The redevelopment would make the ground a viable option for hosting Australian Football League games as well as international soccer and rugby. The state and federal Governments each pledged $25m to the project, leaving the SACA to raise at least $45m. The SACA planned for the new stand to be ready in time for the 2010–11 Ashes series. million to the project.The South Australian government announced it would commit funding to redevelop Adelaide Oval into a multi-purpose sports facility that would bring AFL football to central Adelaide. Announcing an agreement negotiated with SACA, SANFL and the AFL, the Rann Labor government committed $450
The three original western stands were demolished ( George Giffen stand (1882), Sir Edwin Smith stand (1922), Mostyn Evan stand (1920s)) were torn down in June 2009and a single Western stand was developed in its place ahead of the 2010–11 Ashes series. The Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority (AOSMA), a joint venture of SACA and the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), was registered as a company on 23 December 2009 following the re-announcement of the plan. The AOSMA has eight directors, four associated with SACA (Ian McLachlan-Chair, John Harnden, Creagh O’Connor & John Bannon) and four with SANFL (Leigh Whicker-CEO, Rod Payze, Philip Gallagher & Jamie Coppins).
In 2010 the new Western stand was completed incorporating 14,000 individual seats and features improved shading conditions and amenities for SACA members. million upgrade and redevelopment of the whole of Adelaide Oval, rather than just the Western Grand Stand. Labor narrowly won re-election in 2010, resulting in its Adelaide Oval upgrade policy going ahead though eventually for a steeper $535 million, of which this deal included the State Government clearing the SACA's $85 million debt.[ citation needed ]In the lead up to the 2010 state election, the opposition SA Liberals announced that, if elected, it would build with a new stadium with a roof, located at Riverside West at the site of the state government's new hospital location. The incumbent SA Labor government subsequently announced it would fund a $450
However, in early-mid-2010, prior to the election, it became clear that $450m would be inadequate. Following the 2010 state election, the Rann Labor government capped the State Government's commitment, stating: "It's $450 million – and not a penny more", and set a deadline for the parties to agree. million, and the deadline was extended to August 2010. Simultaneously, the SACA and the SANFL were in the process of negotiating an agreement that would enable Australian Rules Football (AFL) to use Adelaide Oval during the AFL season as their home ground. In August 2010, SANFL and SACA representatives signed letters of intent committing to the project, including the capped $535 million offer from the state government.In May, Treasurer Kevin Foley announced that "the Government's final offer to the SANFL and SACA for the redevelopment" was $535
The redevelopment included a $40 million pedestrian bridge across the River Torrens to link the Adelaide railway station precinct with the Adelaide Oval precinct, which was partially completed for the Ashes cricket series in December 2013 and fully completed ahead of the 2014 AFL season.
In early 2011, the AFL, SANFL, SACA, the SA Government and the Australian Government reached an agreement to upgrade Adelaide Oval. The SACA and the SANFL proposed, if SACA members vote yes on the upgrade in early May, that the whole Stadium will undergo redevelopment, except for the Northern Mound, the Moreton Bay Fig trees and the scoreboard, which will stay as it is because of it being under heritage listing. A three-quarters majority of SACA members were required to vote in favour of the proposed upgrade for it to ahead, with a successful vote resulting in the SANFL and AFL having control over the stadium for 7 months of the year and SACA having control for 5 months of the year.[ citation needed ]
SACA members had the choice of voting online on 28 April 2011 or attending in person an Extraordinary Meeting at the Adelaide Showgrounds on 2 May 2011. At 6 pm, 28 April 2011, It was announced that 60% of SACA members that voted online voted yes, 15% short of the majority vote needed for the upgrade to go ahead. At 10.15 pm, on 2 May 2011, at the Adelaide Showgrounds, the final result was announced. 80.37% of total votes cast were in favour of Adelaide Oval being redeveloped, resulting in the upgrade and stadium reconfiguration being approved. In 2012 the two grandstands, named the Chappell Stands, after the South Australian cricketing brothers Ian Chappell, Greg Chappell and Trevor Chappell along with the Sir Donald Bradman stand were demolished.[ citation needed ]
The upgrade commenced in April 2012. By 2014 the new Eastern Stand was fully completed with a total capacity of 19,000, bringing the overall seating capacity of the stadium to 50,083 in time for the 2014 AFL season.
All stands of the Oval were redeveloped and upgraded while the already rebuilt Western grandstand (SACA and SANFL members only stand) had modifications to improve sightlines for some seats and the addition of a new media center and AFL standard interchange benches, the Northern Mound had its seating capacity increased, and the Historic Scoreboard and the Moreton Bay fig trees remained untouched. The Northern Mound, the Moreton Bay fig trees and the Scoreboard are all heritage listed and will likely never be demolished unless damaged beyond repair. million.This is the only manual scoreboard still operating in major Australasian cricket venues. Due to the 10-letter limit, some names had to be truncated, or be replaced by nicknames. Following a vote by SACA members in favour of the redevelopment of the oval, the South Australian government increased its funding commitment to $535
† Note that a 75% threshold was required in order for approval to be granted.
The oval dimensions were originally 190m x 125m,both unusually long and unusually narrow for an Australian cricket/football ground. The arrangement was highly favourable for batsmen who played square of the wicket, and heavily penalised bowlers who delivered the ball short or wide so that the batsman could play cut, hook or pull shots. Before the far ends in front of and behind the wicket were roped off, making the playing area shorter, it was not uncommon for batsmen to hit an all-run four or even occasionally a five.
The Adelaide Oval pitch runs North-South. Historically, Adelaide Oval's integral pitch was generally very good for batting, and offering little assistance to bowlers until the last day of a match. Since the redevelopment in 2013, a drop-in pitch has been used at the venue.
With the 2011–2014 redevelopment completed, the oval dimensions changed to 183m x 134m, making it more suitable for Australian Rules Football, for which the playing field dimensions will be 167m x 124m.
The Hill was created in 1898 with earth from the banks of the River Torrens. The Hill for almost all sporting events at the ground is general admission and is often home to the most vocal supporters during cricket matches. The ease of people congregating on The Hill and the proximity to the Adelaide Oval Scoreboard bar is often cited as the reason why the most enthusiastic cricket supporters and barrackers choose The Hill to watch matches.[ citation needed ]
The current scoreboard located on The Hill was first used in 1911 and still shows its original Edwardian architecture. The scoreboard is listed on the City of Adelaide Heritage Register, helping to maintain the charm of the ground. There is a bar located under the scoreboard.
The members' stands were the first section of the ground completed in the most recent redevelopment of Adelaide Oval. They retain significant portions of the original members' stand such as the brick archways and long room. The three segments are named after South Australian Cricket identities; from North to South named Sir Edwin Smith Stand, Sir Donald Bradman Pavilion and the Chappell Stand.
The Riverbank stand is the southern stand of Adelaide Oval, gaining its name from the River Torrens which is behind it.
The Eastern Stands hold 19,000 spectators. The five segments are named after South Australian Australian rules football identities; from North to South named Gavin Wanganeen Stand, Jack Oatey Stand, Max Basheer Stand, Fos Williams Stand, and Mark Ricciuto Stand.
Test and One Day International. Adelaide Oval hosts some of the many exciting events in the cricketing calendar – including the annual Australia Day One Day International on 26 January (replacing a traditional Australia Day test) and every 4 years, one of the 5 Ashes test matches against England. The tests are now normally held in early December and is a clash between Australia and the international touring team of that particular season.
In 2011, Adelaide Oval held its first Twenty20 International between Australia and England, a match which England won by 1 wicket. Adelaide Oval was the host of the first ever day/night Test match, when Australia played New Zealand on 27 November 2015.
Adelaide Oval is the home ground for the first-class South Australian state cricket team, The West End Southern Redbacks and Twenty20 cricket team, the Adelaide Strikers. The Strikers compete in the Big Bash League. The Southern Redbacks compete in the Sheffield Shield and JLT One Day Cup
Adelaide Oval was the 6th venue in the world to host a test match, on 12 December 1884. Since then the venue has hosted test match cricket every summer.
From 1877 until the 1973 SANFL Grand Final, Adelaide Oval was the marquee ground for South Australian National Football League matches. After a dispute between cricket and SANFL administrators, Australian rules football in South Australia was moved to Football Park in the western suburbs of Adelaide until its permanent return to the ground in 2014. Adelaide Oval hosted the 1889 SAFA Grand Final, the first grand final in any Australian rules football competition after Port Adelaide and Norwood finished the 1889 SAFA season with the same win-loss-draw record. The record crowd for an Australian rules football match at Adelaide Oval was set at the 1965 SANFL Grand Final between Sturt and Port Adelaide when 62,543 saw the latter win by three points. After 1973 Australian rules football matches were sporadically held at the ground apart from South Adelaide games as that club continued to use the ground for their home matches after 1973. After the advent of the Australian Football League in 1990 only one AFL match was held at the ground before it was permanently adopted again by the code, with Port Adelaide hosting Melbourne during the last minor round match of the 2011 AFL season.As of 2014, all SANFL Finals Series matches are played at the ground including the SANFL Grand Final. Regular Australian Football League matches at the venue also began in 2014.
The first senior league Australian rules football match was played on Adelaide Oval in 1877 between the original Adelaide club and the Bankers club. The records below cover senior Australian rules football at Adelaide Oval. These records include the South Australian league football (known as the South Australian Football Association and South Australian Football League and the South Australian National Football League) from 1877 when the first premiership matches were held at the ground till the end of the 1990 SANFL season, the last year that the competition was the highest level of Australian rules football in South Australia. In 1991 the newly created Adelaide Crows entered the Australian Football League subsequently playing the highest level of football in the state. Port Adelaide would join the Australian Football League in 1997.
|Australian Football League Women (2019–present)|
|2||Courtney Hodder||Brisbane Lions||2021|
|2||Jess Wuetschner||Brisbane Lions||2021|
|Last update from 2021, AFLW Preliminary Final.|
|Australian Football League Women (2019–present)|
|2||Courtney Hodder||Brisbane Lions||2021|
|2||Jess Wuetschner||Brisbane Lions||2021|
|Last update from 2021, AFLW Grand Final.|
In 1991, the NSWRL came to Adelaide Oval when the St. George Dragons played the Balmain Tigers on a cold and wet Friday night under temporary lights in the first of five games that the Dragons would play at the oval over the next five years. That game, with the Dragons winning 16–2, set a rugby league record crowd for the ground when 28,884 people attended, and was in fact the highest minor round attendance for the 1991 NSWRL season (beaten only by four of the six Finals series games including the Grand Final). In 1997 Adelaide got its own side in the much vaunted (but short lived) Super League competition with the Adelaide Rams. Their first home game attracted their record crowd when 27,435 saw the Rams defeat SL's other new team, the Hunter Mariners 10–8. However, after disputes over money (and dwindling crowds due to poor on-field results) they left the ground in 1998 and moved to Hindmarsh Stadium. In the 2010 and 2011 National Rugby League seasons, Sydney club the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs played home games at the Oval against the Melbourne Storm. The Bulldogs had intended to make Adelaide Oval their second "home" (the club plays its home games at Sydney's Olympic Stadium), but the plan was abandoned after 2010. On 20 November 2016, it was announced that the Sydney Roosters will take on the Melbourne Storm in the 2017 NRL season meaning that top level Rugby league returned to Adelaide for the first time since 2011. The Roosters won the game, played on 24 June in Round 16 of the season, 25–24 in golden point extra time in front of a crowd of 21,492 fans.
It was announced in February 2018 that the Oval would host one State of Origin match in 2020.
Adelaide United FC have played a number of A-League home games against Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory FC. Adelaide Oval was the site of an international friendly match between the Socceroos and New Zealand on 5 June 2011. On 25 July 2014, Adelaide United played its first game at the fully re-developed Adelaide Oval when it played host to Spanish La Liga side Málaga CF. In front of 23,254 fans and a television audience in Spain, Málaga defeated the Reds 5–1.
From the first cycling race held at Adelaide Oval in 1882 until the last in 1910 when the administration of Adelaide Oval placed a fence on the inside of the track, Adelaide Oval regularly hosted cycling races that attracted tens of thousands of spectators.During the 1903 Walne Stakes at Adelaide Oval famous professional American cyclist Major Taylor won the event.
Adelaide Oval hosted two games of the 2003 Rugby World Cup. On 25 October, The Wallabies played their first international game in Adelaide when they defeated Namibia 142–0 in front of 28,196 fans. The next day Ireland defeated Argentina 16–15 in front of 30,203 fans.
On 3 July 2004, The Wallabies hosted the Pacific Islanders at Adelaide Oval, winning 29–14 before a crowd of 19,266.
From 2007 until 2010, Adelaide Oval hosted the Australia Sevens event in the IRB Sevens World Series.
In 1888, American Baseball administrator Albert Spalding brought the Chicago team and an additional composite team called the All-Americans to Australia and would play a series of three exhibition matches at Adelaide Oval. Chicago would win the Adelaide series 2–1.Following on from this exhibition of the match in Australia, over the next few years intercolonial matches were commonly played against other states on the ground.
During World War II an American football match was held by American soldiers stationed in Adelaide on Independence Day. At least 25,000 spectators attended the match that was staged between teams referred to as the "Packers" and "Bears" with the latter winning the match.
The Adelaide Oval grounds have maintained a long tradition of holding tennis tournaments.
Hockey was first played at Adelaide Oval in the early 1900s.
Aside from the main sports of cricket and Australian rules football, 14 sports have been played at one time or another at the oval: Highland games, lacrosse, quoits, and Motorcycle racing.
As part of the 1927 Royal Tour, the Duke and Duchess of York had a motorcade through Adelaide Oval with many people present for the event.
In 1885 an Indigenous corroboree was held at the ground attracting 20,000 spectators to one of the nights. Religious gatherings have previously been held at the ground. Adelaide Oval also provides an array of functions throughout the year.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 parade will be cancelled for the very first time. The pageant is set to be held at Adelaide Oval to a permitted audience of 25,000. Tickets will be drawn from a raffle, and the pageant is set to be held in the evening.
Adelaide Oval has regularly been host to large outdoor concerts. Due to its high profile, proximity to the CBD and Adelaide Railway station and lack of competition for facilities of its scale in Adelaide it has often been the choice of international musicians looking to host large concerts.
|Date||Artist||Opening act(s)||Tour / Concert name||Attendance||Revenue|
|28 January 1977||Little River Band|
|23 November 1977||Fleetwood Mac||Rumours|
|11 November 1978||David Bowie||The Angels||Isolar II||45,650 / 50,000||$684,750|
|13 November 1978||Peter Frampton||Cold Chisel|
|5 February 1979||Rod Stewart||Cold Chisel||Blondes 'Ave More Fun Tour|
|18 November 1980||KISS||Eyes||Unmasked Tour|
|9 February 1983||Simon & Garfunkel||Summer Evening|
|9 November 1983||David Bowie||Serious Moonlight|
|1 March 1993||Paul McCartney||The New World Tour|
|1 December 1993||Madonna||Peter Andre||The Girlie Show World Tour||40,000|
|26 November 1996||Michael Jackson||HIStory World Tour||50,000|
|18 March 1998|| Elton John |
|Face to Face||37,500|
|6 December 2002||Pink||Party Tour|
|2 March 2004||Fleetwood Mac||Say You Will Tour|
|17 November 2009||Pearl Jam|| Liam Finn & EJ Barnes |
|2 March 2010||AC/DC|| Wolfmother |
Calling All Cars
|Black Ice World Tour||41,569||$5,396,590|
|5 December 2011||Foo Fighters|| Tenacious D |
Calling All Cars
|25 October 2014||The Rolling Stones||Jimmy Barnes||14 On Fire||54,115||$8,906,058|
|21 November 2015||AC/DC|| The Hives |
|Rock or Bust World Tour||50,000|
|18 February 2017||Guns N' Roses||Wolfmother||Not in This Lifetime...||33,713||$3,541,050|
|13 March 2017||Adele||–||Adele Live 2016||70,000|
|26 October 2017||Midnight Oil|| Bad Dreems |
|The Great Circle||11,000|
|7 March 2018||Ed Sheeran||Missy Higgins||÷ Tour||62,915||$5,103,599|
|25 January 2019||Phil Collins||Not Dead Yet Tour||30,000||$2,675,500|
|19 November 2019||U2||Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds||The Joshua Tree Tour 2019||30,708||$2,497,877|
|26 February 2020||Queen + Adam Lambert||The Rhapsody Tour||42,484||$4,436,072|
|1||70,000||2017 March 13||Adele||Concert||Adele Live 2017|
|2||67,000||2018 March 7||Ed Sheeran||Concert||÷ Tour|
|3||62,543||1965 October 2||Port Adelaide def. Sturt||Australian rules football||1965 SANFL Grand Final|
|4||60,000||1927 May 3||Duke and Duchess of York||Motorcade||1927 Royal Tour|
|5||59,417||1966 October 1||Sturt def. Port Adelaide||Australian rules football||1966 SANFL Grand Final|
|6||58,924||1957 September 28||Port Adelaide def. Norwood||Australian rules football||1957 SANFL Grand Final|
|7||58,849||1967 September 30||Sturt def. Port Adelaide||Australian rules football||1967 SANFL Grand Final|
|8||57,811||1968 September 28||Sturt def. Port Adelaide||Australian rules football||1968 SANFL Grand Final|
|9||56,525||1973 September 29||Glenelg def. North Adelaide||Australian rules football||1973 SANFL Grand Final|
|10||55,709||1972 September 30||North Adelaide def. Port Adelaide||Australian rules football||1972 SANFL Grand Final|
|1||70,000||2017 March 13||Adele||Concert||Adele Live 2017|
|2||62,543||1965 October 2||Port Adelaide def. Sturt||Australian rules football||1965 SANFL Grand Final|
|3||60,000||1927 May 3||Duke and Duchess of York||Motorcade||1927 Royal Tour|
|4||55,317||2017 December 2||Australia def. England||Cricket||2017–18 Ashes series|
|5||53,008||2015 July 20||Adelaide United def. by Liverpool F.C.||Soccer||2015 Liverpool Tour|
|6||34,000||2000 May 24||Archbishop Leonard Faulkner||Religious Gathering||Catholic Schools Jubilee|
|7||30,203||2003 October 26||Ireland def. Argentina||Rugby union||2003 Rugby World Cup|
|8||28,884||1991 June 28||St. George Dragons def. Balmain Tigers||Rugby league||1991 NSWRL season|
|9||25,000||1941 July 4||"Bears" def. "Packers"||American football||United States Army|
|10||20,000||1885 May 30||Indigenous dancers||Indigenous corroboree||Two night corrobee|
|1||62,543||1965 October 2||Port Adelaide def. Sturt||Australian rules football||1965 SANFL Grand Final|
|2||59,417||1966 October 1||Sturt def. Port Adelaide||Australian rules football||1966 SANFL Grand Final|
|3||58,924||1957 September 28||Port Adelaide def. Norwood||Australian rules football||1957 SANFL Grand Final|
|4||58,849||1967 September 30||Sturt def. Port Adelaide||Australian rules football||1967 SANFL Grand Final|
|5||57,811||1968 September 28||Sturt def. Port Adelaide||Australian rules football||1968 SANFL Grand Final|
|6||56,525||1973 September 29||Glenelg def. North Adelaide||Australian rules football||1973 SANFL Grand Final|
|7||56,353||1964 October 30||South Adelaide def. Port Adelaide||Australian rules football||1964 SANFL Grand Final|
|8||55,709||1972 September 30||North Adelaide def. Port Adelaide||Australian rules football||1972 SANFL Grand Final|
|9||55,600||1969 October 4||Sturt def. Glenelg||Australian rules football||1969 SANFL Grand Final|
|10||55,317||2017 December 2||Australia vs England||Cricket||2017–18 Ashes series|
|1||53,008||2015 July 20||Adelaide United def. by Liverpool F.C.||Soccer||2015 Liverpool Tour|
|2||50,119||2016 May 1||Adelaide United def. Western Sydney Wanderers||Soccer||2016 A-League Grand Final|
|3||35,439||2016 March 24||Australia def. Tajikistan||Soccer||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4||33,126||2014 October 17||Adelaide United drew with Melbourne Victory||Soccer||2014–15 A-League|
|5||30,203||2003 October 26||Ireland def. Argentina||Rugby union||2003 Rugby World Cup|
|6||29,785||2017 June 8||Australia def. Saudi Arabia||Soccer||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7||28,884||1991 June 28||St George Dragons def. Balmain Tigers||Rugby league||1991 NSWRL season|
|8||28,196||2003 October 25||Australia def. Namibia||Rugby union||2003 Rugby World Cup|
|8||27,425||1997 March 14||Adelaide Rams def. Hunter Mariners||Rugby league||1997 Super League season|
|9||25,039||2007 December 28||Adelaide United def. by Sydney FC||Soccer||2007–08 A-League|
|No.||Crowd||Date||Artist(s)||Name of tour/event|
|1||70,000||13 March 2017||Adele||Adele Live 2017|
|2||62,915||7 March 2018||Ed Sheeran||÷ Tour|
|3||54,115||25 October 2014||The Rolling Stones||14 On Fire|
|4||50,000||26 November 1996||Michael Jackson||HIStory World Tour|
|50,000||21 November 2015||AC/DC||Rock or Bust World Tour|
|6||45,650||11 November 1978||David Bowie||Isolar II|
|7||42,484||26 February 2020||Queen + Adam Lambert||The Rhapsody Tour|
|8||41,569||2 March 2010||AC/DC||Black Ice World Tour|
|9||40,000||1 December 1993||Madonna||The Girlie Show World Tour|
|10||37,500||18 March 1998||Elton John/Billy Joel||Face to Face|
|Hercules||1892||Roman god||WA Horn||Pennington Gardens|
|Ross Smith||1892||Aviator||Frederick Brook Hitch||Creswell Gardens|
|Donald Bradman||2002||Cricketer||Robert Hannaford||East Gate|
|Jason Gillespie||2010||Cricketer||Ken Martin||Basil Sellers||SACA members reserve|
|Darren Lehmann||2012||Cricketer||Ken Martin||Basil Sellers||SACA members reserve|
|Barrie Robran||2014||Australian rules footballer||Basil Sellers||South Gate|
|George Giffen||2014||Cricketer||Judith Rolevink||Basil Sellers|
|Russell Ebert||2015||Australian rules footballer||Basil Sellers||East Gate|
|Malcolm Blight||2016||Australian rules footballer||Basil Sellers||South East concourse|
|Ken Farmer||2017||Australian rules footballer||Basil Sellers||North West gate|
|Clem Hill||2018||Cricketer||Silvio Appunyi||Basil Sellers||South Gate|
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Norwood Oval is a suburban oval in the western end of Norwood, an inner eastern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is owned by Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council but managed by the Norwood Football Club. Though mainly used for Australian rules football, the oval has been used for a variety of other sporting and community events including baseball, soccer, rugby league and American football. It is the home ground for the Norwood Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and the primary home ground of the Adelaide Crows in AFL Women's (AFLW).
Richmond Oval is an Australian rules football oval in Richmond, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It has been the home of South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club West Adelaide for training since 1956 and home games since 1958.
Thebarton Oval is a sports ground in Adelaide, South Australia currently used for a variety of sports including Australian rules football. It was the home ground of South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club West Torrens between 1922 and 1989, and since 2008 has been the home of the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL) now called the Adelaide Footy League.
The Port Adelaide–Norwood rivalry is Australian rules football's oldest and one of its most intense rivalries. It is contested between the Norwood Football Club and the Port Adelaide Football Club. Together Port Adelaide (36) and Norwood (30) have won 66 South Australian National Football League (SANFL) premierships since the founding of the competition in 1878. As the SANFL competition has been suspended due to war, only 132 seasons have been played, therefore together Norwood and Port Adelaide have won exactly half of all SANFL premierships awarded. The two clubs have met in finals 50 times with 17 of those grand finals including 2 war-time grand finals.
The history of Port Adelaide Football Club dates back to its founding on 12 May 1870. Since the club's first game on 24 May 1870, it has won 36 SANFL premierships, including six in a row. The club also won the Champions of Australia competition on a record four occasions.
The "Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority" was registered as a company on 23 Dec 2009 following the re-announcement of the plan (now $450 million) by Mike Rann, in time for the March 2010 election.
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