Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Adelaide Oval, Adelaideindia Updated: Nov 24, 2003 21:19 IST
End names: City End, Cathedral End
Home Team: South Australia
Adelaide Oval is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cricket grounds in the world.
It is located on the banks of Torrens Lake in the parklands on the northern side of the City of Adelaide.
Established in 1871, Adelaide Oval is a magnificent combination of the old and the new, with its heritage listed Scoreboard, built in 1911.
With two new stands, completed in August 2003, on the eastern side, the ground has a capacity of about 34,000, and is host to cricket, football, rugby league, rugby union, athletics and concerts.
The first Test match was played in December 1884 and the record crowd for cricket is 50,962 during the Saturday of the Bodyline Test in January 1933.
Unlike the other major sports grounds in Australia, Adelaide Oval has preserved its aesthetic charm. The western public and members grandstands,
and the scoreboard are all items listed on the City of Adelaide Heritage Register, and the Sir Donald Bradman Stand which replaced the John Creswell
Stand in 1990 complements the other stands magnificently.