The Adelaide Oval is a contemporary modern stadium that is well known globally for hosting cricket and football matches. Visiting Adelaide requires a trip to this iconic landmark, even if there aren’t any sport matches playing in the main stadium. Plan your holiday to include these fun things around The Oval –
The Adelaide Oval Tour
The Oval encompasses an old world charm with classic, modern architecture. The Adelaide Oval Tour takes you backstage to where all the important action happens. Visitors can marvel at the sports memorabilia at the museum, catch a glimpse of all the historical points of interest, and also see the landmark Moreton Bay Fig trees.
Tours operate at fixed times from Monday to Saturday, and group tours are available by appointment. Make a booking appointment in advance since the group tours have a limited availability and may get sold out.
See the Bradman Collection
The Bradman Collection can be seen at the Adelaide Oval museum, and may be a part of the Oval Tour. The collection includes private cricket memorabilia from Sir Donald Bradman’s personal collection, spanning over fifty years from 1927-1977.
A little known fact – It was Sir Donald Bradman’s wish that the collection be given a permanent home at the Adelaide Oval. His wish was realised in 2008. Prior to 2008, the Bradman Collection was housed at the State Library of South Australia.
The collection is free for the public to view.
Explore Around the Oval
Take a walk across the $40 million Riverbank Bridge connecting Adelaide Oval to the city and admire the waterfalls at both ends. The bridge and surrounds are particularly spectacular at night when the thousands of cladding panels are lit up in ever-changing colours.
Memorial Drive Tennis Centre sits beside the oval, its beautiful ivy-covered brick walls contrasting with the ultra-modern concrete and steel curves of Adelaide Oval. This is the home of Tennis SA. You may be able to peek inside at some of the tennis memorabilia or see some up and coming talent practising on ‘centre court’.
Creswell Gardens on the eastern side of the oval is a great place for the kids to run around or play hide and seek among the trees. Look for the young ‘War Memorial Oak’, it’s only 100 years old. Post a selfie copying the Don’s style or just enjoy the surrounds.
Just remember, on game day this place will be a hive of activity as thousands of people stream in for the cricket or footie.
A membership to the Audi Stadium Club
If you really want to get the most out of your Adelaide Oval experience the the Audi Stadium Club promises world class corporate entertainment, and is a wonderful destination for anyone who wants to network with important clients or entertain potential clients.
And if the promise of business networking doesn’t interest you, the membership also comes with free access to all cricket and football matches at the Adelaide Oval. The membership is transferable and allows access for one year.