Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Must see · Historic Site · Arena / Stadium
One of the country’s most iconic sporting venues, Adelaide Oval holds an elevated status as the home of cricket and Australian rules football in South Australia. Imposing and white-roofed, the stadium towers above the leafy suburb of North Adelaide. Constructed in 1871, the 2012 redevelopment of Adelaide Oval brought the historic stadium in line with the modern demands of large sporting venues. The stadium often hosts concerts, with artists such as Elton John, Madonna, and Fleetwood Mac having performed there. For Adelaide Oval and beyond, use our Adelaide online visit planner to get the most from your Adelaide vacation.
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  • What a great location with views of the Parkland and Cathedral from your room and the Majestic Adelaide Oval Arena from the dining areas. The calming tones of grey and hint of green in our room plus....  more »
  • Day or night this is a great place to see live football / cricket or concerts, a very easy walk to Rundle Mall,  more »
  • One of the greatest stadiums in the world for live sport, concerts and events. The guided tours are highly recommended as well, with friendly and knowledgeable tour guides.  more »
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  • A brilliant tour with good access and very good commentary. The guide demonstrated a passion for his subject and showed us things that normally you would not see, like the inside of the historic scoreboard. Well worth booking a visit when you are in Adelaide.
  • Great layout. Wide aisles. We took part in the Stadium tour. Our guide, Katrina, was delightful. Her knowledge of the history of the ground was extensive. Due to a Sheffield Shield game being played, the tour was slightly modified, but we didn't miss mych. A highlight was being able to see the heritage listed scoreboard in operation. Fabulous to see it has been preserved and still used.
  • The Best Stadium in Australia. It is located in North Adelaide. The Best Stadium in which the Audience gets full enjoyment they want. Can't express the moment during the Match Played. The whole Stadium will be filled with Pleasure during the Match. And what the seating arrangement is done is really thankful.
  • We walked around the oval looking for the statue of Colonel William Light, a direct ancestor of a friend of mine. It was a little warm for the walk which doesn't have enough shade. Oh well. This area is well developed for sports and entertainment. The foot bridge over the river is very pretty. The northern end of the oval is more elevated and offers a view of the city and the Adelaide hills.
  • Awesome, modern stadium, with ample access to good viewing areas, clean modern toilet facilities, organized food outlets(although they are expensive when compared to the main commercial areas outside the oval)( and I DO realise they have enormous overheads to cover on a non-daily trade basis). Worth taking the guided tour on offer and perhaps the roof-top walk!?(My knees can no longer cope unfortunately or I would have tried it

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