War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide, Adelaide
Adelaide Oval is widely regarded as the most picturesque Test cricket ground in the world with the northern aspect featuring St Peter’s Cathedral rising behind the elegant Edwardian scoreboard.
Centrally located on War Memorial Drive and nestled in the northern city parklands, the Oval is within walking distance of the city; a five minute stroll from the O’Connell and Melbourne Street restaurant precincts and is less than a 15-minute drive from the Adelaide International Airport. It can accommodate close to 34,000 patrons for football matches and about 32,000 patrons for cricket matches.
The Oval’s distinctive Moreton Bay figs were planted in the 1890s and remain a historical backdrop to the northern end of play, as does the Edwardian scoreboard which was designed by architect Kenneth Milne and erected in 1911. The grassed mounds at the southern and northern ends (“the Hills”) were created in 1898 when earth was carted from the banks of the River Torrens.
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