As of this weekend, Adelaide Oval will start offering its stadium tours on Sundays – meaning the popular activity is now open to the public every day of the week.
The additional day has been added to cater for increased demand for the tours, as thousands of visitors, both interstate and local, continue to flock to the stadium for a look behind the scenes and an opportunity to learn its secrets.
Visitors might also now be lucky enough to have proud South Australian and Magarey Medalist John Halbert as their tour guide. John has joined the Oval’s army of volunteers who host the tours and he said it’s no surprise the initiative is continuing to soar in popularity.
“This is a beautiful stadium; it has a rich history but it is also the venue of the moment because it keeps delivering an outstanding experience for sports fans, music fans and more,” he said.
“It’s no wonder people from across Australia, and indeed all over the world, want to come and admire the Adelaide Oval. I am thrilled to be a volunteer tour guide and I think it’s a great thing that we are now running the tours on Sundays. Hopefully, this will make it even more accessible for the many people who want to come and learn about the Adelaide Oval.”
Adelaide Oval SMA CEO Andrew Daniels said one of the main reasons the tours are popular is because they offer something for everyone.
“From sporting history and memorabilia to the amazing architecture of the Riverbank and Eastern Stands, there’s definitely something that appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds,” he said.
“Our volunteer guides, including John, are another reason the tours are so popular – they all have their own anecdotes, favourite places and interesting stories to tell so it’s certainly an authentic and interesting experience.
“We certainly couldn’t do it without our volunteer guides and we’re very proud of the unique tourism activity they provide – a service which is now available every day of the week.”
On Saturdays and Sundays, Adelaide Oval tours depart at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. Visit adelaideoval.com.au for weekday times and further details.
Bookings are recommended via the website or by calling 8205 4700.