More than just a stadium, the Adelaide Oval is part of the city’s history and is well worth a visit be it to witness live sports or learn about its heritage.
How to Get There
Located in the city centre, this Riverbank area stadium is within a five-minute drive from properties like iStay Precinct Adelaide. It can also be easily reached by public transport by those staying at such holiday apartments; Adelaide Railway Station is five minutes by foot, while there are bus and tram stops nearby too.
A Bit of History
The history of the Adelaide Oval dates to 1871 with the formation of the South Australian Cricket Association that requested a cricketing ground. Three years later, the first major cricket match was played here and subsequently, Australian football and tennis as well. Today, it’s a 53,583-capacity modern stadium still with links to its past.
Events & Tours
Amongst the best things to do in Adelaide is to watch live sporting action here be it cricket, Australian football, rugby union or soccer. Because of its large capacity, it hosts concerts too by local and international artistes. Consider taking a stadium tour that offers insights into the site’s history and visits to usually inaccessible sections.
A key attraction at the Adelaide Oval is the Bradman Collection (free entry) which features cricket memorabilia that’s part of a personal collection of Sir Donald Bradman, considered the greatest batsman ever. If you are looking for something different, try the RoofClimb where you can enjoy stunning views from the roofline!