The city of Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. It is known for a great number of things but one of the most iconic attributes of the city is the Adelaide Oval.
Before the Oval was built, it consisted of a ground, which was established in 1871. The first cricket match to be played here took place in 1884. When the 1900s came around, many additional elements were added, ranging such as the scoreboard and the clock.
A Most Picturesque Test-Cricket Ground
The Adelaide Oval is famous throughout the world for its beauty. People facing the north can see the striking St.Peter’s Cathedral past the scoreboard, and all around you can see giant Moreton Bay fig trees which were planted during the 1890s.
The Adelaide Oval has hosted some of the biggest names in the world of international music ever since the 70s. Bands and artists to grace the Oval include Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Madonna, Foo Fighters, AC/DC and Adele. If you’re staying at a nearby hotel Adelaide CBD has to offer such as iStay Precinct, be sure to check what’s in store at the Oval.
Starting off from 2011, an extensive multi-million dollar redevelopment initiative regarding the Oval began. The upgrade includes high-definition ribbon-boards, various LED components, state-of-the-art audio-visual elements and an additional seating capacity bringing the total threshold to 53,500.
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