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Showdown 50 - Adelaide vs Port Adelaide

2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

Adelaide will host Port Adelaide in Round 21 at Adelaide Oval.

  • Saturday 7 August 2021
  • Gates Open (Corporate) 5:00pm
  • Gates Open (Members) 6:10pm
  • First Bounce 7:10pm

Keep Adelaide COVIDSafe. If you have been in a hot spot in the past 14-days you cannot attend this event. Follow SA Health advice and keep up to date on cross border travel >> 

Keep Adelaide COVIDSafe. If you have been in a hot spot in the past 14-days you cannot attend this event. Follow SA Health advice and keep up to date on cross border travel.


We’re excited to be able to welcome a crowd for Saturday’s Showdown 50. However, in light of current circumstances, SA Health requires that we enact some particular measures to ensure everyone’s safety. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Hospitality and Club Function ticketholders MUST arrive between 5PM and 6PM via the designated lanes at the gate on their ticket. At the final siren, these ticketholders will be asked to wait for 15 minutes while other patrons exit the ground.
  • Members attending using a Club or Football membership ticket MUST arrive from 6:10PM onwards via the gated marked on their ticket. At the final siren, these fans will be asked to leave the venue first, with all post-game activities cancelled.
  • In line with state-wide mask requirements, fans are asked to wear masks at all times and in all areas, including when seated, except when eating and drinking. All consumption must be seated, and seating rows will be separated by two empty rows to maintain social distancing where possible.
  • Please note, if you do not arrive at your designated time, you may not be able to enter the ground.

The entire Adelaide Oval team thanks patrons in advance for abiding by this information and helping us to create a safe, fun environment. We can’t wait to see you back at the footy.

Event Information

Public Transport

Your ticket to the game is also your ticket to FREE travel on dedicated THINK! Road Safety Footy Express bus, train and tram services. Make getting to and from the game easy, leave the car at home.

Every effort will be made to provide additional capacity on bus, train and tram services – please be patient and maintain physical distancing as much as possible.

If you are feeling unwell, please avoid travelling on public transport at all times.

Visit the Adelaide Metro website for all the details.

Car Parking

Car Parks: Open 4:00pm

Casual parking will be available in the following locations and is subject to availability. $22 payable by card only upon entry.

North Car Park (permit, limited disability and limited casual parking) – Access via Pennington Terrace
East Car Park (permit parking only) – Access via King William Road, northbound
Oval #2 (permit, limited casual and Torrens Parade Ground permit parking) – Access via Montefiore Road, southbound
University Lane (limited casual parking) – Access via Pennington Terrace
Torrens Parade Ground – Not in use

Road Closures

War Memorial Drive: 3:00pm – 11:00pm
King William Road: 9:00pm – 11:00pm (full closure for AO Express)
Pennington Terrace: 9:00pm – 11:00pm
North Terrace: 9:15pm – 11:00pm Victoria Street to King William Road


COVIDSafe Measures

Adelaide Oval has collaborated with SA Health and SAPOL to put in place measures to ensure events are as safe as possible. If you have been in a hot spot in the past 14-days you cannot attend this event. Follow SA Health advice and keep up to date on cross border travel.

To a certain degree, these measures will only work if everyone plays their part in keeping Adelaide Oval COVIDSafe.

How you can play your part

Frequently Asked Questions

The Northern Mound is roped-off into four large sections, utilising the 3 persons per 4sqm requirement. These Standing Pods are individually QR-coded for entry, to allow patrons to remove their masks for vertical consumption only, whilst within their respective Pods only.

In line with our approved SA Health COVID Management plan, all staff will be wearing face masks when moving around the stadium. Staff are not required to wear face masks in kiosks where the counter creates a 1.5m distance between them and the patron.

Yes, bars and kiosks will be open. Please note, Adelaide Oval food and beverage outlets only accept payment by card. For those patrons who may attend with cash only, card exchange booths are located around the stadium. Download the MyVenue App and order drinks from your seat to save time before heading to your closest bar for collection. Our friendly bar staff will be able to assist with any questions you might have about using the app.

Yes. Under the COVID Management Plan it is a mandatory requirement from SA Health for patrons to wear a mask as you enter, move around the stadium and as you leave. You may remove your mask when seated or standing in your allocated seat, or if you are in an individually QR-coded corporate hospitality space (i.e. corporate suites, bodyline bar or hill pod). Under 12 year old are not required to wear a mask.

Each person visiting the venue must check-in using the QR code or signing via the paper attendance record. In addition, ticket buyer information is recorded at purchase. Please make sure your details are correct when you purchase tickets.

Yes, you will need to check-in via a QR code. Download the mySA GOV app before you arrive and check-in outside the stadium. If you need to sign-in using a pen and paper, you may do so at the information desk before, during or after the event.

Take note of the allocated entry gate on your ticket. Have your phone with your ticket ready to go when entering the stadium. Patrons with special access requirements seated in Eastern Stand level 5 will need to use the lift located near the Victor Richardson gates (between the Riverbank and Eastern stands).

There are specific arrival times for this game. If you have a Hospitality or Club Function ticket, you must arrive between 2pm and 3pm to the designated Gate on your ticket. If you have a Club or Adelaide Oval Football Membership ticket you must arrive from 3:10pm to the designated Gate on your ticket.

Please visit the Contact Us section of our website.

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