Cans are now a permanent part of Adelaide Oval’s food and beverage line up following the successful conclusion of a 12-month trial that has avoided more than one million plastic cups being used.
The sale of cans at Adelaide Oval was recently confirmed by Consumer and Business Services as part of the stadium’s full liquor licence.
Almost 40% of all beverages sold at Adelaide Oval are now being delivered in cans as part of the stadium’s ongoing commitment to eliminate single-use plastics.
“With more than a million patrons coming through the gates every year, we have both the responsibility and the ability to make a real difference through our approach to sustainability,” Adelaide Oval CEO Nick Addison said.
“We are delighted with the way fans responded to the trial of cans. They like the convenience, they love the choice and they know they’re also making a positive contribution in terms of their environmental impact.”
Fans attending the NRMA Insurance Test between Australia and the West Indies from Wednesday (17 January) will also see new bins around the stadium – with a purple “bio cups” bins joining red (landfill), yellow (recycling) and green (organics) bins.
All waste organics are collected and recycled by Jeffries Soil, while 10c recyclable containers are donated to Scouts. Surplus food is donated to Oz Harvest.
These collective efforts means Adelaide Oval now diverts more than 90% of all waste away from landfill.
Self-service speeds things up further for patrons
After a successful trial during last year’s AFL season, cricket fans are also set to benefit from 20 self-checkout food and beverage terminals around Adelaide Oval.
The Mashgin terminals use AI-powered computer vision technology to instantly recognise and ring up foods and drinks, allowing fans to check out significantly faster than with a cashier.
In fact, the trial at Adelaide Oval found the median transaction time at Mashgin kiosks is under 14 seconds, with 92% of fans surveyed saying the technology was easy to use.
“We want people to spend less time waiting in line and more time enjoying what’s happening on the turf,” Nick Addison said.
“We’re constantly working to improve the patron experience, and we think automation like this has an important role to play.”
The Mashgin terminals at Adelaide Oval are located across four separate kiosks in the western, eastern and Riverbank stands.
“We are excited to take Mashgin international with our first sports deployment outside of the U.S.,” said Mashgin Head of Sports Brandon Scott.
“Fans can now easily grab a snack or beer and pay in seconds, keeping lines moving and getting fans back to their seats quickly – offering them a superior fan experience all around.”
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