Adelaide Oval is a stadium in Adelaide, South Australia, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide. The stadium is mostly used for cricket and Australian rules football, but also plays host to rugby league, rugby union, soccer, and concerts. Its record crowd for cricket was 52,633 during the 2014–15 Big Bash League season semi final between the Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers, and its overall record attendance was 62,543 at the 1965 SANFL Grand Final between the Port Adelaide and Sturt.
Hailed as the world’s prettiest cricket ground, the Adelaide Oval hosts interstate and international cricket matches in summer, plus national AFL football and state football games in winter. A wholesale redevelopment has boosted seating capacity to 50,000 – when they’re all yelling, it’s a serious home-town advantage! Guided tours depart from the Riverbank Stand, off War Memorial Dr: call for bookings. Also here is the Bradman Collection , where devotees of Don Bradman, cricket’s greatest batsman, can pore over the minutiae of his legend. Check out the bronze statue of ‘the Don’ cracking a cover drive out the front of the stadium.