Adelaide Oval is not in the heart of the city, it's not even the Adelaide 5000 post code. It's on the other side of the river in the North Adelaide 5006 post code, on the periphery of the Adelaide City.
Or do you mean heart of the city as in the wider metro area? Because so is Perth Stadium.
Perth Stadium is not that far from anything in reality. Crown Perth is right on it's door step. If you think a SkyCity compares to a Crown venue, you're dreaming. It'll take you five minutes to walk to Skycity from the south of Adelaide Oval.
There's also a large train station next to the stadium that takes you into the CBD. Short trip. 6 mins. It takes 12-15 minutes to walk from the Southern entry to say Leigh Street/Hindley street.
Have a look. Perth Arena. You think we will get anything as visually striking as that for an indoor arena here, when they eventually build an indoor arena?
We rebuilt Adelaide Oval, just a bigger flashier version of the dogs breakfast that was there. The only uniformity we have in it, is the seat colours, and the roof designs of the stands.
Bang for dollar, they got more value. We didn't.