16 May 2013
Significant changes have occurred at Adelaide Oval in recent weeks as the redevelopment continues at pace.
In March, hundreds of South Australians lined up (some from 1.30am) to take home their own piece of Oval history when the turf was removed as part of the resurfacing process. The turf was cut up into segments and given away to those keen to take a little piece of Adelaide Oval home to plant in their own backyards.
To date, more than 1 million man hours have been spent on the project. Construction of the Southern Stand is continuing at pace with the structure for all seating positions in place. Also, first views from the flagship new City View Room are proving why this will become one of Adelaide’s most sought-after function venues.
Construction of the Eastern Stand is progressing well, with the basement and lower levels now complete and the upper bowl construction well underway.
The Oval has been re-levelled in readiness for returfing at the end of winter, using reinforced turf currently being grown at Langhorne Creek
Work has also started on the new footbridge which will link Adelaide Oval to the CBD and is on schedule to be ready for use during the Ashes Test later this year. Construction means some pedestrian detours and closures will be in place until February 2014 – for details, click here
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