17 Facts About Adelaide Oval


Adelaide Oval is a sports ground in Adelaide, South Australia, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide.

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Adelaide Oval has been headquarters to the South Australian Cricket Association since 1871 and South Australian National Football League since 2014.

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In 1911 the current Adelaide Oval scoreboard, designed by architect Kenneth Milne, began service.

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All stands of the Adelaide Oval were redeveloped and upgraded while the already rebuilt Western grandstand 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.

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The scoreboard is listed on the City of Adelaide Oval Heritage Register, helping to maintain the charm of the ground.

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Riverbank stand is the southern stand of Adelaide Oval, gaining its name from the River Torrens which is behind it.

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In 2011, Adelaide Oval held its first Twenty20 International between Australia and England, a match which England won by 1 wicket.

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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.

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From 1877 until the 1973 SANFL Grand Final, Adelaide Oval was the marquee ground for South Australian National Football League matches.

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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.

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In 1991 the newly created Adelaide Oval Crows entered the Australian Football League subsequently playing the highest level of football in the state.

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In 1997 Adelaide Oval got its own side in the much vaunted Super League competition with the Adelaide Oval Rams.

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Adelaide Oval United FC have played a number of A-League home games against Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory FC.

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Adelaide Oval was the site of an international friendly match between the Socceroos and New Zealand on 5 June 2011.

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From 2007 until 2010, Adelaide Oval hosted the Australia Sevens event in the IRB Sevens World Series.

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Adelaide Oval grounds have maintained a long tradition of holding tennis tournaments.

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Adelaide Oval provides an array of functions throughout the year.

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