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Crowds of up to 50,000 seated patrons will be welcomed back to Adelaide Oval for Thursday night’s Round 17 clash between Port Adelaide and Melbourne.

The crowd increase marks a return to the approved Covid Management Plan in place at Adelaide Oval prior to last week’s changes to restrictions across the state.

Key aspects of this plan include:
• Capacity of 50,000 seated patrons (100% seated). This includes a return to the first two rows of seating.
• Two-row buffer around the player races will remain empty.
• Pods return to the Northern Mound, with a density limit of 3 patrons per 4 square metres.
• Vertical consumption allowed in QR-coded corporate and function areas, with the same density limit.

Importantly, the changes mean that reserved seat members will be able to use their coded member cards at entry.

“We can’t wait to welcome more fans back to Adelaide Oval this Thursday night, for what should be a huge game of footy,” said Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority COO Adam Vonthethoff.

“That we continue to navigate these changes is a testament to our great relationship with SA Health and SAPOL, the hard work of our entire team and the ongoing compliance of South Australian footy fans.

“We’re grateful to everyone for playing their part.”

Patrons are reminded that it is a mandatory requirement from SA Health for patrons to wear a mask as they enter, move around the stadium and as they leave.

Media inquiries: Phil Martin, Michels Warren PR on 0418 817 876