- Address: War Memorial Drive, Adelaide
- Country: Australia
- Capacity: 55,000
- Opened: 1871
- Main use: Australian football, cricket
- Tenants: Adelaide FC (Australian football), Adelaide Strikers (cricket), Port Adelaide (Australian football)
Extra stadium info – Adelaide Oval
The stadium is known as a venue for several events, like American football, Australian football, baseball, concerts, cricket, cycling, field lacrosse, football, highland games, rugby league, rugby sevens and rugby union. Statues of several former athletes can be found around the stadium. The Adelaide Oval’s record attendance was broken in 1965, when 62,000 people showed up for an Australian football match. The game was won by Port Adelaide. Later, the stadium’s record attendance was broken when 70,000 people showed up for a concert of Adele Laurie Blue Adkins.
Adelaide FC, the Adelaide Strikers and Port Adelaide use the Adelaide Oval for home games. They are among the first Australian sports clubs with 100,000 followers on their main social media page. Adelaide FC and Port Adelaide are members of the Australian Football League, the most popular Australian football competition. The Adelaide Strikers are members of the Big Bash League, the most popular Australian cricket league.
Adelaide United and Liverpool FC
Adelaide United also sometimes use the stadium for football matches. In 2015, they faced Liverpool FC at the Adelaide Oval. 53,000 fans showed up for the game, which was won by the English visitors. Liverpool Football Club became one of the most popular sports clubs in the world. In 2019, they won their first world championship title after beating Flamengo from Brazil. Liverpool FC won the European championship for football clubs six times when they won their first world championship title.
The 2003 Rugby World Cup
On 25 October 2003, the venue hosted its first-ever Rugby World Cup match. The national rugby union team of Australia won the game against Namibia 142-0 in front of 28,000 spectators. One day later, the stadium hosted its second Rugby World Cup match. Ireland won the game after defeating the Argentine Republic, commonly known as Argentina. 30,000 people showed up for the match.