The famous Adelaide Oval playing surface is beginning to take shape again with the new turf starting to be laid this week.
The turf has been growing at Langhorne Creek and is being transported to the Oval to be laid over the next eight days.
Adelaide Oval SMA Ltd CEO, Andrew Daniels said it was a momentous occasion.
“It puts us another step closer to completing the transformation of Adelaide Oval into a world-class stadium with outstanding facilities,” he said.
“Recreating the hallowed turf is a significant milestone and it’s fantastic to see the venue taking shape as we look towards a very exciting future at Adelaide Oval.”
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Tom Koutsantonis said the $535 million Adelaide Oval redevelopment includes resurfacing of the playing arena to FIFA standard.
“Since last December, the seeds have been sown for a new Adelaide Oval playing surface to debut for the upcoming Ashes series,” Mr Koutsantonis said.
“Laser levelling and new drainage has been completed and it is now time for those green shoots to take their pride of place on the redeveloped Oval.”