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Adelaide Oval’s impact on local economy The Adelaide Oval has had a remarkable impact on the local economy. A study carried out by Barry Burgan for Economic Research Consultants Pty Ltd showed that the Oval provided South Australia with an economic benefit of $170 million in 2014, and an associated gross regional value of a further $74.5 million. This total of $244.5 million is expected to grow to well over $320 million in 2015 off the back of the ICC Cricket World Cup which alone generated approximately $90 million in direct spending. To put this in context, the Adelaide Festival delivers an economic benefit of $74 million, while the Fringe delivers a benefit of $68 million and the Clipsal 500 delivers an economic benefit of $60 million. The India versus Pakistan match was a huge coup for the State and the weekend of the 14-15 February 2015 was amazing, with intrastate and international visitors flocking to Adelaide - many were forced to sleep at the airport because accommodation was full. As a result of activity associated with the Adelaide Oval redevelopment, 570 jobs have been created with a further 520 jobs created for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. AFL at Adelaide Oval is also proving to be a major game changer for the city’s hotel industry with winter weekend occupancy rates almost doubling. New STR Global Accommodation data for Adelaide shows football in the city has generated significant increases in revenue for the hotel industry. The 2014 AFL season resulted in a 26% increase in hotel revenue on the night of AFL games compared to the previous season. The growing vibrancy of the city has also seen strong investment interest in Adelaide with four hotels built in the CBD since 2013 - Ibis Adelaide, Mayfair Hotel, Quest King William South, Quest on Franklin and the Watson Art Series Hotel in Walkerville, with a total room number of 787. Major events such as the Rolling Stones concert attracted interstate and international visitors to South Australia, injecting $10 million into the economy. The night of the Rolling Stones concert saw hotels at 100% occupancy, at an average daily room rate of $268. Our determination to enhance the economic wellbeing of SA is reflected in our commitment to using local suppliers and contractors wherever possible. For example, the Hill of Grace Restaurant acts as a showcase for the finest local produce, using locally grown, farmed or fished produce at every possible opportunity. Our Functions & Events business is committed to offering a five-star food and beverage experience with seasonal cuisine from South Australia’s leading producers. Some examples of SA products sold at Adelaide Oval include Beerenberg, Haigh’s Chocolates, Spring Gully and Pangkarra Lavosh. We also provide significant local employment, with our staff of 120 full-time employees and in excess of 1,700 casuals. As a part of this commitment, our apprenticeship and traineeship programs guide and mentor local young people towards a world-class career in their home city. What benefits does Adelaide Oval offer to the local community? In addition to the significant economic benefits outlined above, Adelaide Oval has had a noticeable positive impact on the psyche of South Australia. We believe the Oval is a symbol of pride for Adelaide and South Australia. In much the same vein as Eiffel Tower in Paris or Sydney’s Opera House, the Adelaide Oval can be our beacon to the world. Adelaide Oval is not just a venue, it’s an active participant on the civic and cultural life of the city of Adelaide. We are constantly engaged with other stakeholders in the hospitality, tourism, conference, charity and sporting sectors to ensure that the Oval becomes and remains a part of the fabric of life in South Australia. Adelaide Oval works with a number of not-for-profit organisations and the underprivileged to offer the Adelaide Oval experience to those who would otherwise not be able to obtain it. Adelaide Oval’s official charity partner is scosa. In addition AOMSA makes donations of vouchers to the Hill of Grace Restaurant, Audi Stadium Club, Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb and Adelaide Oval Tours. The Adelaide Oval itself is a not-for- profit organisation, returning its profits to stakeholders the SANFL and SACA in order for them to invest in grassroots sport in our community. Adelaide Oval also plays host to many community events including Bay to City, Adelaide Running Festival, Australian Freestyle Football Federation Titles, Southern Cross Care National Open Day, Stadium Stomp, Come Out Festival, Beyond Bank TeamKids Easter Appeal Live Sight, ICC Cricket World Cup host venue, Rotary International 110th Birthday Celebration and many more.
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