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Re: Adelaide Oval news and events

#211 Post by rev » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:51 pm

It would be better if a new rectangular, multi-purpose stadium with it's main tenant being Adelaide United was built across the road from Adelaide Oval, at Karrawirra(Park 12 University Oval).
We need to get over this whole backwards backwater thinking of "were will the university play their sport".
Our city is surrounded by parklands, that are underused or not used at all. Move them there.
With the tram to be extended up King William to North Adelaide, a tram stop between the two stadiums would be massive.

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#212 Post by Norman » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:07 pm

I like that idea Rev, and it would leave space for an upgraded Memorial Drive tennis and basketball centre.

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#213 Post by monotonehell » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:53 pm

rev wrote:It would be better if a new rectangular, multi-purpose stadium with it's main tenant being Adelaide United was built across the road from Adelaide Oval, at Karrawirra(Park 12 University Oval).
We need to get over this whole backwards backwater thinking of "were will the university play their sport".
Our city is surrounded by parklands, that are underused or not used at all. Move them there.
With the tram to be extended up King William to North Adelaide, a tram stop between the two stadiums would be massive.
Yeah but, no but, those play fields have been earmarked for the new High School's use as well. That aside - it doesn't seem a terrible place for a rectangular football stadium. Those renders placing one on the western side of the AO seem like trying to shoehorn an elephant into a VW Bug.
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Re: Adelaide Oval news and events

#214 Post by Nathan » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:46 pm

I'd still prefer it stay (with an upgrade) at Hindmarsh. The area does have reasonably good transport links already (which will only get better with the Bowden station, and plans with the PortLink tram), and it's the key inner city suburban area for development. Imagine a near future where Bowden is fully realised, and development has continued into Hindmarsh and East Thebarton. Bonython Park has been significantly upgraded (as well as the Linear Path through to South Rd) as the last part of the Riverbank Precinct. Hindmarsh Stadium and the Entertainment Centre are key to the district.

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#215 Post by Llessur2002 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:27 pm

Have to agree with Nathan. Moving footy to the city was a no brainer as Footy Park was in the arse end of nowhere with no transport links other than the footy express buses. Hindmarsh has so much more going for it - the OH and Gawler Rail lines are both within easy walking distance, the trams from the city, Glenelg and probably eventually Norwood go right to the doorstep and there is enough in the way of local pubs and restaurants to justify bringing a crowd to the area on a regular basis. Yes, moving soccer to the city would benefit the city but it would be at the expense of the blossoming Bowden/Hindmarsh area. Moving footy away from West Lakes had negligible effect on any businesses in the West Lakes area. I can think of better sporting/entertainment facilities to build next to the Oval which we don't already have or couldn't be as (relatively) easily upgraded as Coopers Stadium.

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Re: Adelaide Oval Redevelopment

#216 Post by skyliner » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:14 pm

Anyone know the attendances that occurred for the last test match? Only heard about 2 days of over 35000. BTW - really impressive how the oval has become a major catalyst to many developments in the city.

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Re: Adelaide Oval Redevelopment

#217 Post by Vee » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:38 pm

skyliner wrote:Anyone know the attendances that occurred for the last test match? Only heard about 2 days of over 35000. BTW - really impressive how the oval has become a major catalyst to many developments in the city.

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From SACA:
Wrap up of Day Four
Today's attendance of 19,909 is the highest Day 4 attendance against South Africa at Adelaide Oval.

The Test Match total of 125,993 has smashed the previous high against South Africa of 79,637 set in 1994 and is the highest non-Ashes attendance ever, surpassing last year's inaugural day/night Test Match total of 123,736.
Summary: Days 1-4:
Thurs 32,255
Fri 37,932
Sat 35,897
Sun 19,909

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Re: Adelaide Oval Redevelopment

#218 Post by Vee » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:05 am

Interesting. Adelaide Oval will be a new venue for the 2017 Adelaide Fringe.

Adelaide Fringe spreads further than ever in 2017
More than 100 new venues – including Adelaide Oval, The Henry Austin and a space under the Railway Station – will host shows during the 2017 Adelaide Fringe.

The Royal Croquet Club, which will move to a new location at Pinky Flat after ongoing friction over its operation in Victoria Square, will host 37 shows in 2017.
Not happy that the RCC has been punted out of Victoria Square by the ACC. And how will traders in Gouger St and around the Square precinct be to see Fringe goers drawn away to AO and Pinky Flat?
The festival will officially begin ‪on Friday, February 17‬, when buildings along North Terrace will be transformed into “canvases of light” by Illuminate....
Read more about the venues, acts plus a link to the online program.
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http://indaily.com.au/arts-and-culture/ ... r-in-2017/

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Re: Adelaide Oval Redevelopment

#219 Post by Allkai » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:24 am

Vee wrote: And how will traders in Gouger St and around the Square precinct be to see Fringe goers drawn away to AO and Pinky Flat?
Wasn't some of the "friction" generated by bricks and mortar establishments, complaining about pop ups like the RCC taking all the peak season trade?

Cant have it both ways.....

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Re: Adelaide Oval Redevelopment

#220 Post by jim_c500 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:38 am

Allkai wrote:
Vee wrote: And how will traders in Gouger St and around the Square precinct be to see Fringe goers drawn away to AO and Pinky Flat?
Wasn't some of the "friction" generated by bricks and mortar establishments, complaining about pop ups like the RCC taking all the peak season trade?

Cant have it both ways.....
That's what I was thinking. Of course, the ideal for traders is for fringe acts to be held nearby but not the associated revenue streams of food and drink!

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#221 Post by Waewick » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:18 pm

Vee wrote:Interesting. Adelaide Oval will be a new venue for the 2017 Adelaide Fringe.

Adelaide Fringe spreads further than ever in 2017
More than 100 new venues – including Adelaide Oval, The Henry Austin and a space under the Railway Station – will host shows during the 2017 Adelaide Fringe.

The Royal Croquet Club, which will move to a new location at Pinky Flat after ongoing friction over its operation in Victoria Square, will host 37 shows in 2017.
Not happy that the RCC has been punted out of Victoria Square by the ACC. And how will traders in Gouger St and around the Square precinct be to see Fringe goers drawn away to AO and Pinky Flat?
The festival will officially begin ‪on Friday, February 17‬, when buildings along North Terrace will be transformed into “canvases of light” by Illuminate....
Read more about the venues, acts plus a link to the online program.
InDaily:
http://indaily.com.au/arts-and-culture/ ... r-in-2017/
personally I think that it is a good thing, these guys who complained can learn their lessons.

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Re: Adelaide Oval news and events

#222 Post by monotonehell » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:58 pm

What the bricks and mortar guys probably want is venues for acts nearby, but with no food or drink offerings. :roll:

I've spoken to a few and they see it as there not being any flow between places like the Croquet Club / Garden and established places, because those venues have all services and a captive audience.

I tend to think it's a little bit of that, but a lot more of what they have to offer and their visibility. I've seen some places along Rundle Street packed with trade to and from the Garden. With others just off the strip empty.

The Vic Sq Croquet Club location, however, I think was a bit isolated. It's a vast perimeter wall, with a busy entry/exit. Most patrons seemed to go directly there and then directly home.
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#223 Post by Nowlistencarefully » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:38 pm

If the indicative dates for the Day/night Ashes match next year is anything to go by (Dec-2-6) then this is partially a disaster for Adelaide from a scheduling point of view.

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/ashes-20 ... 2016-12-01
Ashes 2017-18 provisional itinerary
First Test: November 23-27, Brisbane
Second Test: December 2-6, Adelaide
Third Test: December 14-18, Perth
Fourth Test: December 26-30, Melbourne
Fifth Test: January 4-8, 2018, Sydney

May well be good for day one but Test matches should begin on Thursdays (particularly day/night) or Fridays if that is not possible to make use of the weekend evenings. If they can't start it on either Nov 30 or Dec 1 due to the Brisbane Test they should either move Brisbane game or start the Adelaide one on Thursday Dec 7 and push back the WACA game to start on Friday 15 Dec.

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#224 Post by Vee » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:42 am

Nowlistencarefully wrote:If the indicative dates for the Day/night Ashes match next year is anything to go by (Dec-2-6) then this is partially a disaster for Adelaide from a scheduling point of view.
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/ashes-20 ... 2016-12-01
Ashes 2017-18 provisional itinerary
First Test: November 23-27, Brisbane
Second Test: December 2-6, Adelaide
Third Test: December 14-18, Perth
Fourth Test: December 26-30, Melbourne
Fifth Test: January 4-8, 2018, Sydney
May well be good for day one but Test matches should begin on Thursdays (particularly day/night) or Fridays if that is not possible to make use of the weekend evenings. If they can't start it on either Nov 30 or Dec 1 due to the Brisbane Test they should either move Brisbane game or start the Adelaide one on Thursday Dec 7 and push back the WACA game to start on Friday 15 Dec.
Disappointment more than disaster?
Agree that scheduling is not ideal for us. A slight tweaking of dates could get the Adelaide test to at least begin on the Friday, which would suit Aussie fans who could make a 'long weekend' of it - with leave/RDO etc. And, importantly, good for the local economy, atmosphere in the city.

The day/night format is usually good to boost P/T attendances for later session(s) on weekdays (if tickets available) and adds to affordability and access for some. The potential TV audience (and advertising revenue) probably goes against tweaking the dates.

Given the early December date, it's not exactly Aussie summer holiday period for attendees like later tests, so the Mon-Wed for days 3-5 is not ideal (except for TV audiences!). The early date means we get less of the huge contingent of English fans who travel down under for the series (and book out our hotels) but AO should be a massive drawcard for English and Aussie fans.

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Re: Adelaide Oval news and events

#225 Post by Vee » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:36 pm

Adelaide Oval security beefed up
Additional security measures have been put in place at Adelaide Oval for tonight's Big Bash match after a series of terrorism attacks overseas.

Temporary concrete bollards will be erected after a recommendation from South Australian police.
The temporary measures will be in place for the cricket season and more permanent measures will be installed before the start of the 2017 AFL season.

The State Government will pay about $1 million towards the permanent measures which will include retractable bollards, concrete seating and planted boxes.
The measures are aimed at preventing deadly attacks where trucks are used, similar to those in Nice and Berlin.

The stadium's management erected temporary concrete barriers normally used at the Adelaide 500 car race have been placed strategically around the Oval's southern and eastern entrances.
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