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“Still a great venue for cricket”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Adelaide Oval

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Adelaide Oval Stadium Tour
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Owner description: Adelaide Oval is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque sporting grounds in the world. Home to cricket, football, concerts, functions and major events.
Adelaide, Australia
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“Still a great venue for cricket”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

We came to the New Year's Eve 2020 Cricket (SA vs WA) (31Dec2013) and also to see the new Adelaide Oval after renovations (almost complete, but the whole eastern stand still to be finished). The entry was well organised and quick, even with 26,000 people going in, and we were easily directed to the escalators to go to the higher levels. There are lovely views over Adelaide city and the Torrens River from the walkways along the food outlets on the higher levels. Although we do miss the old Oval with the old gates and stands, the new Oval still feels comfortable and not too big. The northern end is still open with the grass area and lovely historic old scoreboard, and there are views to North Adelaide (but we couldn't see the Cathedral from the middle of the Southern Stand). It was admittedly still 33 degrees in Adelaide at midnight New Year's Eve, so perhaps to be expected that in the Southern Stand we were a little hot until the sun went down - so take your sunglasses, hats and definitely sunscreen and water if you go earlier in the day - we didn't get there til nearly 7pm. Also for events longer than 2hrs I suggest taking a small cushion to sit on - the plastic seats are a bit hard after a while. The steps to the upper levels of the stand are quite steep and I would hesitate to take my mother to seats up high as she has dodgy knees. All in all - a great view of the cricket, even from half way up the big Southern Stand and a lovely evening out. Can't comment on food/drink prices as we took our own waterbottles and a few snacks. For anyone with a wheelchair, the venue seemed to accommodate these as there was a row of wheelchairs on a wider sort of balcony area below us at the front of the seating and there are lifts to various levels. (And finally a piece of advice just for the ladies, ensure you take any sanitary requirements with you as, surprisingly for a brand new venue, there are no vending machines for these in any of the ladies toilets should you get caught short !!).

Visited December 2013
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“Surprisingly interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

I don't enjoy cricket or football but I travelled to Adelaide with my 10 year old who wanted to see the oval. I booked in for a tour. It was only $15 for the two of us and lasted over 90 minutes. The tour guide showed us all over the oval including into the scoreboard, media rooms and the tunnel out to ground. Well worth the money.

Visited January 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Great T20 cricket venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

We went as a family to watch the 2020 cricket on New Years Eve and found the new stadium clean, modern and easy to find our way around. The entrance was well staffed with welcoming, helpful people who kept the crowds moving through- no having to wait around in long lines. There's stairs, an escalator or lifts for easy access to upper levels of the stadium. We were on the south side of the stadium, in the highest stand. This was a great view and although being up high you didn't miss out on the action. We didn't buy food (brought our own) but the food facilities and toilets were close to the entrances to the stadium so you wouldn't waste time trying to find your way to them. We also brought along bottles of water because it was hot weather and was good to have our own water at hand. We'd been the previous year (when it was still being built) and sat on the north side, down low. It was good to bring a hat and/or sunnies because until the sun went down behind the stadium it was very hot. It's sad to say goodbye to the old oval and all its history, but I'm not disappointed by the new one.

Visited December 2013
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Queensland, Australia
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“Great tour with bonus of Donald Bradman museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

We did the Adelaide Oval tour on a recent trip to Adelaide. Not being a cricket fan (unlike hubby) I tagged along anyway. Loved the museum dedicated to Donald Bradman and we both found it very interesting. The tour of the facilities was also very interesting especially the dressing rooms, press rooms, corporate suites and the old scoreboard. Seeing the Sheffield Shield was a bonus. Both guides were very knowledgable. Well worth a visit, even if you aren't a cricket lover.

Visited December 2013
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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“Modern and fresh stadium for cricket”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

Great venue to hold the Ashes Test Match, partially under construction. To be completed in full early 2014. All the staff there were welcoming, friendly and helpful. Great access. A great stadium with a great future. Shame about the history having been torn down but guess that it progress to some. Good views all round. Impressive. Pity England were poor and deservedly got stuffed by the better side, grrrr!

Visited December 2013
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