Set across the Torrens River (Karrawirra Parri) from the city center, the Adelaide Oval is a popular landmark on Adelaide city tours, whether by bike, Segway, or coach. Gain privileged entry by booking tickets for a sporting event or concert, arranging a stadium tour, or signing up for RoofClimb. Alternatively, see the Bradman Collection for free, eat in the cafe, or feast on seasonal South Australian fare at Hill of Grace restaurant.
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Things to Know Before You Go
The Adelaide Oval is a place of pilgrimage for cricket fans.
The RoofClimb experience delivers sweeping views of Adelaide’s historic center that should appeal to anyone without a fear of heights.
Strict dress codes apply to members, corporate hospitality guests, and restaurant diners. Even for general entry, avoid items with provocative slogans or symbols.
The stadium has accessible seating and accessible bathrooms, while most of the stadium tour is wheelchair friendly. RoofClimb is not suitable for travelers with mobility issues.
How to Get There
The Adelaide Oval sits just across the Torrens River (Karrawirra Parri) from North Terrace, the northern border of Adelaide’s historic center, about a 10-minute walk from Adelaide Railway Station. The free City Connector buses 98A and 98C stop at the Oval, among other central Adelaide landmarks.
When to Get There
Outside of sporting events, stadium tours run on weekdays in the morning and around lunchtime, with four tours a day on weekends and additional cricket-focused tours in season. The Bradman Collection is open morning to afternoon seven days a week, excluding match days; enjoy the RoofClimb experience by day, at twilight, at night, and even on match day.
Who Was Donald Bradman?
Although born and raised in the state of New South Wales, cricketing legend “The Don” Bradman (1908–2001) made Adelaide his home. Still generally considered the best batsman the sport's seen and the finest cricketer of the 20th century, Bradman captained Australia and South Australia, scored century after century, and was awarded knighthood and status of Australian hero.
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