Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval is the proud centrepiece of the boutique city – a venue steeped in sporting, arts and cultural history.



Adelaide Oval is the proud centrepiece of the boutique city – a venue steeped in sporting, arts and cultural history but newly renovated and internationally recognised as a premier event host. Today Adelaide Oval is home to AFL, cricket, soccer, rugby league and sell-out concerts, from internationally-renowned artists including The Rolling Stones and Adele.

South Australia has a long and proud tradition as a home of cricket stretching back nearly 150 years. Throughout that history, Adelaide Oval has hosted record-breaking cricket matches including the first ever day/night Ashes Test in 2017. The ground is also home to the world-famous Bradman Collection Museum, paying homage to Australian cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman.

The Adelaide Oval will host seven ICC Men's T20 World Cup matches, including a semi-final which will be held on 12 November. Tickets are on sale now!


Consistently rated one of the world’s most desirable cities to live in, Adelaide is recognised internationally for its events and festivals, fine foods and award-winning wine. The inner-city highlights are within walking distance, and pristine coastlines, suburban beaches and scenic hills landscapes are just 20 minutes from central Adelaide.

A leisurely stroll south of Adelaide Oval will take you to the spectacular Riverbank Bridge and on to the Riverbank Precinct where the sun sets on the Festival Centre and an evolving pop-up bar scene. From here the city and its marvels are just a few steps away – a cultural boulevard with the Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum borders the CBD to the north, while the iconic Adelaide Central Market undercover produce mecca lies in the city’s heart.

Adelaide is busily positioning itself as a major foodie destination with a swag of great new eateries and buzzing laneway bars. Leading the way is Restaurant Orana, which was named Restaurant of the Year for 2018 by Gourmet Traveller, while executive chef Jock Zonfrillo was recognised as The Weekend Australian’s Hottest Chef of the Year.

Eat streets include Rundle for historic pubs, family-run cafés and restaurants; Norwood Parade for European influences; Gouger Street and Chinatown for Asian flavours; Hutt St for a European feel and Leigh Street and Peel Street for the latest in modern Australian cuisine. While you’re exploring, venture through the city’s laneways to discover a spirited small bar scene with quirky and unique venues offering a range of South Australian beers, wines and spirits for the most authentic of experiences.

From a home-base of Adelaide, a day trip or weekend escape is easy to do. Adelaide is the wine capital of Australia and is surrounded by famous wineries, with more than 200 cellar doors located only a short drive away. Find yourself taste-testing your way around the Barossa or McLaren Vale, or relaxing and playing on the beach on the Fleurieu Peninsula or Yorke Peninsula. Escape to the wonderland of the Flinders Ranges and Outback or visit nature’s playground – Kangaroo Island.

With so much, so close to Adelaide, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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Train The Adelaide Railway Station is located on North Terrace, approximatley a five-minute walk across the Riverbank footbridge or via King William Street. For timetables and more information visit the Adelaide Metro website.
Bus Bus services run throughout the Adelaide metropolitan area and service several bus stops in the vicinity of Adelaide Oval. Refer to the Adelaide Metro website for details.
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Walk Adelaide Oval is located 400 metres from the CBD and just a few minutes’ walk from public transport networks (train, bus and tram).
Parking Parking information is specific to each event – please refer to the What’s On page for more details.
Drop Off & Pick Up (Taxi) On major event days taxi ranks and drop-off zones are located on Pennington Terrace and King William Road.
Tram Trams operate between Glenelg and the city with stops located on North Terrace and King William Road (outside the Adelaide Festival Centre). For timetables and more information please visit the Adelaide Metro website.



Accessibility  Adelaide Oval is committed to ensuring all patrons have an enjoyable and comfortable experience when visiting the stadium, including those with access needs.

The South, East and North Gates are all accessible to patrons. Lifts around the stadium provide individuals with access needs priority use. Our event day staff are available to help you to your seat or other facilities around the stadium.

Please visit the Accessibility section of the website for full details of the services available for visitors with access needs.
ATM Locations ATMs at Adelaide Oval have overhead signs and accessible features
Lost Property Please call the Stadium Concierge on 08 8205 4700 or email to make a lost property enquiry.
Food & Drink  Patrons are allowed to bring small quantities of food and non-alcoholic beverages for personal use only. As per the Adelaide Oval Conditions of Entry, visitors are not allowed to bring in eskies of any size or type (including foam eskies), cans, tins, metal containers, glass bottles, glass containers or alcoholic drinks. Please note that there is no self-catering in corporate facilities.

Stadium kiosks, serving everything from popular stadium fare through to gourmet choices, are located within 40 metres of all seats. Koffee Ink Café, located on Telstra Plaza and within Elder Park across the River Torrens, is also open on event days, serving a range of options including sandwiches, wraps, pastries and salads.

If you hold a membership, please check with your member provider about the range of member bars and dining options available to you.
Prohibited Items

Any item, the improper use of which, is reasonably considered by AOSMA as being able to cause injury, nuisance or offence to any other person attending Adelaide Oval. Any such item may be confiscated by AOSMA if subsequently found on that person;
Alcoholic drinks;
Animals (except guide dogs and other bona fide assistance animals);
Balls – including but not limited to tennis, cricket and footballs (except in the case of SANFL or AFL matches where footballs are permitted but must not be thrown or used in any way which could cause injury or nuisance);
Cricket or sporting bats longer than 30cm (excluding Adelaide Oval /event issued merchandise for children);
Bicycles, scooters, rollerblades, skates, skateboards and the like;
Cans, tins, metal containers, glass bottles and glass containers (Metallic thermoses will be admitted on the condition that they are presented for the contents to be inspected at the request of any stadium official)
Flag poles and/or extendable flag poles over 1 metre in length;
Professional standard still or video cameras, audio recording devices and tripods, and lenses with a total-focal strength of greater than 200mm;
Chairs or stools;
Hard eskies of any size or type (including foam eskies);
Any bag or container that is too large to be stored under a seat;
Flares, fireworks, laser pointers;
Confetti or shredded or torn paper;
Illicit drugs;
Weapons, guns & knives (or any other object that could be used as a weapon);
Inflatable items including beach balls, receptacles, devices or structures;
Shade covers;
Oversized signs, banners or flags that are considered by AOSMA as capable of causing a nuisance;
Loud hailers, megaphones, and musical instruments of any nature (including vuvuzelas, horns, whistles and drums);
Specific conditions may apply for some events regarding the entry of musical instruments (see the specific event pages for more information).

AOSMA is not responsible for, and may not held liable by any person, for loss, theft or damage to any such restricted or prohibited items left by that person in or around Adelaide Oval.

Child Entry Policy For any event, if a child will occupy a seat a ticket will need to be purchased. If the child will not be occupying a seat, depending on the event, the age of a child requiring a ticket may differ. Please check the relevant event and ticket agent (e.g. Ticketek) for age restrictions.

Young children who will not occupy a seat and are below the ticket age restriction will not need a ticket or proof of age.
Anti-social behaviour To report bad behaviour during events, you can text Adelaide Oval Security on 0400 TELL US (0400 835 587). Alternatively, if you would like to raise your concerns outside of games, you can email us at



  • Patrons are admitted into Adelaide Oval at their own risk.
  • Some sporting and other activities are dangerous. Patrons viewing such activities do so at their own risk.
  • Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is not permitted at Adelaide Oval. Designated smoking areas are located outside the stadium. Patrons who smoke in areas of Adelaide Oval other than the designated smoking areas or who fail to obey a direction by AOSMA to cease smoking, may be immediately evicted from Adelaide Oval.
  • Alcohol must not be taken away from Adelaide Oval.
  • AOSMA encourages the safe, sensible and responsible consumption of alcohol by patrons. Patrons who are impaired or unruly due to intoxication irrevocably consent to being treated by AOSMA in a manner appropriate to their degree of impairment or intoxication and must, to the extent permitted by law, indemnify AOSMA from any losses, claims or proceedings suffered by AOSMA as a result of such impairment or intoxication.
  • Patrons irrevocably consent to AOSMA, at any time, inspecting and searching (or either) their person, bags, clothes or possessions regardless of size, including by means of handheld or fixed wands, scanners or detectors or pat-down. Patrons declining such search will be refused entry to the Stadium.
  • AOSMA may not be held responsible for confiscated items (including alcohol).
  • Persons found with a lost, stolen, counterfeit, damaged or unreadable ticket will be refused entry or evicted (as the case may be) from Adelaide Oval.
  • To ensure both patron and player safety, unauthorised entry to the field of play is prohibited (penalties will apply under Recreation Grounds (Regulations) Act 1931 (SA) and a minimum 12-month ban from Adelaide Oval).
  • Unless authorised by AOSMA, patrons must not enter any part of Adelaide Oval that is restricted from public access.
  • Patrons must not interfere with, obstruct or hinder AOSMA or any activity conducted on the field of play, stage or performance.
  • Throwing objects (including onto the field of play) is prohibited and will result in the patron responsible being evicted (penalties will apply under Recreation Grounds (Regulations) Act 1931 (SA)).
  • Patrons who cause a disturbance, are offensive, discriminatory, display anti-social behaviour, use foul or abusive language, make racial or threatening remarks or gestures, commit indecent exposure or refuse to comply with reasonable requests made by AOSMA may be evicted.
  • The use of photographic, video or audio equipment for commercial purposes is not permitted within Adelaide Oval.
  • Cameras including mobile telephones with camera interfacing, must not be used in areas such as change rooms, parenting rooms and toilets.
  • Security cameras operate around and within Adelaide Oval and patrons may be filmed, photographed, or otherwise recorded.
  • Patrons may be filmed, recorded or photographed by official broadcasters or photographers and these images or recordings may be used without the consent of, or payment or provision of other compensation to, patrons for all manner of official broadcast or promotional purposes.
  • Patrons bringing personal items into Adelaide Oval do so at their own risk. AOSMA may not be held responsible for any damage, loss or theft of a patron’s personal property.
  • Umbrellas may be brought into Adelaide Oval but for the comfort and safety of others cannot be raised whilst any activities are taking place on the playing arena or stage, or, in the case of SANFL or AFL matches, cannot be raised or opened at any time while inside Adelaide Oval.
  • Patrons are required to take appropriate care for their sun protection and hydration.
  • Seats retract automatically, so to avoid potential damage or injury, patrons must check that their seat is properly and safely positioned before sitting down.
  • First Aid personnel are onsite to provide patrons with medical assistance if required. Patrons requiring first aid assistance are to contact Adelaide Oval staff or locate the nearest First Aid room.
  • If an ambulance is required for medical treatment, the cost of such service will be at the patron’s expense.
  • Patrons must not sell any goods or services or give away political, religious, advertising or promotional materials without the prior written consent of AOSMA.
  • Patrons may not conduct public surveys or opinion polls or solicit money, donations or subscriptions from members of the public, without the prior written consent of AOSMA.
  • Littering is prohibited – patrons are requested to use waste receptacles located around and within Adelaide Oval.
  • Any person found mistreating, tampering, defacing or damaging any part of Adelaide Oval or the surrounds will be evicted from Adelaide Oval and may face prosecution.
  • Patrons are requested to respect the parklands surrounding Adelaide Oval and the neighbouring private homes, businesses and institutions by acting in an appropriate manner, not littering and not making excessive noise when exiting or entering Adelaide Oval or associated car parks.
  • Any articles placed at the entrance to the admission gates to Adelaide Oval must not be left unattended. AOSMA accepts no responsibility for personal articles and reserves the right to remove any such articles.
  • AOSMA reserves the right to close the Adelaide Oval gates regardless of whether or not all ticket holders entitled to admission have gained admission to Adelaide Oval, if in the opinion of AOSMA, the admission of further persons to Adelaide Oval would or might endanger the safety of those persons who seek admission or have already been admitted.
  • Prams and strollers are generally permitted within Adelaide Oval. However, due to space limitations and for the safety and enjoyment of all patrons, AOSMA may from time to time, control the number of prams or strollers permitted within Adelaide Oval (restrictions apply for storage locations).
  • AOSMA does not represent to any patron that he or she will find a space in Adelaide Oval considered by him or her to be suitable for viewing the match or event.
  • Concession patrons are required to produce their concession card to gain entry to Adelaide Oval.
  • AOSMA may refuse entry to any patron who attempts to enter or re-enter Adelaide Oval using a pass-out, but not in possession of their original entry ticket.
  • To the extent permitted by law, by entering Adelaide Oval, each patron agrees that AOSMA, AFL, SACA and their representatives, servants and agents, shall not be liable to that patron for any loss or damage, (including without limitation, loss or damage caused by the negligence of SMA, AFL, SACA or its servants and agents and incidental and consequential loss or damage), arising in any manner wholly or partly from or in connection with his or her use of Adelaide Oval.
  • AOSMA may replace or vary these Conditions of Entry at any time and without notice.