Adelaide Oval Tours and Museums : Explore Adelaide Oval
What tourism products, experiences and services do you offer visitors? The vast majority (96%) of Adelaide Oval’s visitors come to see sport. There are 22 rounds of AFL each season, plus the possibility of finals should either, or both, of the local teams do well. SANFL matches are played on ANZAC Day and during the finals series. The 2014 AFL figures saw a 78% increase in tickets purchased by interstate visitors (when compared with 2013). The other major sport is cricket. Test Matches, One Day Internationals, T20 Internationals and the Big Bash League are regular events throughout the summer, and in 2015 Adelaide hosted four matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup. 40% of all daily tickets sold for the annual Test Match are purchased interstate or internationally. Adelaide Oval also hosts major events, such as Adele, the Rolling Stones, Guns ‘N Roses and ACDC concerts, along with countless smaller events that combine to bring in thousands of people from intrastate, interstate and overseas. The Rolling Stones Adelaide concert, the only outdoor stadium performance of the band’s tour, attracted over 10,000 interstate/international visitors. English pop phenomenon Adele’s record- breaking crowd in excess of 70,000 people is the largest crowd for any concert in South Australia and the largest crowd for any event held at Adelaide Oval. Aside from the events it hosts, the Oval is a destination in its own right. Stadium tours take visitors behind the scenes, revealing hidden secrets and reliving celebrated moments in history. From the Oval’s state- of-the-art technology to its century-old scoreboard, more than 30,000 people take the 90-minute walk through one of the world’s great sporting venues each year. Launched in April 2016, Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb offers visitors the chance to experience Adelaide Oval from new heights on a two hour adventure high above the hallowed turf. Guided by their RoofClimb Leader, climbers are led across the curved roofline of the Western Stand before crossing a link bridge to the Riverbank Stand. Here they also have the opportunity to test their nerve with a lean out point, 50 metres above the ground. The Bradman Collection, on loan from the State Library of South Australia (SLSA), is Sir Donald Bradman’s priceless and personal collection of memorabilia spanning from 1927 to 1977. Housed in a purpose-built museum, the collection includes Bradman’s personal possessions such as bats, balls, trophies and clothing, and entry is free of charge. The Hill of Grace Restaurant, a unique collaboration between two South Australian icons, is also a drawcard. Diners are treated to an exceptional fine dining experience overlooking Adelaide Oval, with a menu inspired by the bounty of South Australia’s truly magnificent produce and ingredients. A range of acclaimed Henschke wines headlines an extensive wine list, including more than 160 wines – all of which are South Australian (other than two Champagnes). The unique collaboration also means Adelaide Oval is now home to the world’s only complete set of Hill of Grace wines on display – a priceless collection from 1958 to the current release. More than 20% of guests are interstate travellers and international visitors to SA.
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