Adelaide Oval

The multi-million dollar redevelopment will enable Adelaide Oval to pride itself as being the prime sporting venue in the state.

OVERVIEW

Sector: Sport/recreation

Location: War Memorial Drive, Adelaide SA

Client: Government of SA – Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Builder: Lend Lease Corporation Ltd

Project value: $535 million

Construction period: March 2012 – March 2014

 

FAST FACTS

  • 14,500 cubic metres of concrete in eastern grandstand.
  • The Main Oval and Western Grandstand remained operational throughout construction.
  • More than 280,000 tonnes of earth was removed to begin construction of the new southern and eastern stands.
  • Spectators will be 14 metres closer to the ground in the eastern stand than they would be in the northern stand of the MCG.

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Adelaide Oval has enjoyed a proud history as one of Australia’s premier sporting and entertainment venues for more than 140 years since its inception in 1871. In late 2009, the State Government committed $535 million to redevelop Adelaide Oval with the view to delivering an internationally renowned, world-class venue for the 21st century.

The redevelopment involved:

  • 2 new grandstands built at the Southern and Eastern sides of the ground while the Southern side of the Oval features a new entrance plaza.
  • Upgrading the spectator facilities to world-class standard including 3 giant replay screens, toilet facilities, and multi-level atriums, lifts, escalators and stairs to deliver spectators efficiently to their relevant level.
  • Increasing seating capacity to 50,000

The design includes more than 2,000 dining spaces as well as hospitality suites, open boxes, open bars, BBQ terraces and food courts. With more than 70% of seating undercover, the stadium will provide shade through summer and protection in winter. The multi-million dollar redevelopment will enable Adelaide Oval to pride itself as being the prime sporting venue in the state.

The fast-paced construction required a contractor with the resources to ensure that the builder’s program was kept to, regardless of heat and rain delays. Due to our innovation, the seating in the east stand was ready ahead of time for the first Ashes test. Some of the pours required two of our mobile pumps and double gangs to accommodate the larger volumes and floor areas.