Match Day Information
Learn more about parking and transport, seating, guest passes and expected standards on match-day here.
For information specific to each match click here.
Daily Guest Passes
You can purchase online or visit Ticketek offices.
On selected match days SACA Members are eligible to purchase daily guest passes and invite their guests into the SACA Members’ Enclosure.
Click here for further information on daily guest passes.
Conditions & Standards
There are few things more enjoyable than being part of a large crowd of cricket enthusiasts on a summer's day at Adelaide Oval. To ensure the maximum enjoyment, safety and comfort of members and their guests, a set of rules and expectations have been developed over time. By respecting them, everyone can make the most of their membership.
Members, Transferable Associate Cardholders (TAC) and guests are expected to comply with all dress standards and behaviour standards. Anyone judged to be in breach of the prescribed standards may be excluded or evicted from the Oval.
Click here to view the SACA Membership, Board Election and Direct Voting By-Laws (includes the Prescribed Standards and Members Conduct Terms of Reference)
Please remember to also be aware of cricket etiquette, and show consideration to others by limiting movement in seating areas during play. It’s particularly important to remain seated during an over. Standing or sitting in aisles or on stairways is not permitted due to safety regulations.
The use of mobile telephones can be distracting and potentially offensive to members around you. Please be discreet and considerate of others and limit use to the bare minimum whilst seated in the stands during play.
Non - allocated seating for SACA Members and their guests will be located in the Western Stands, and level 3 & sections of level 5 (bays 522, 523 and 524) in the Riverbank Stand. These seats will be available on a “first come, first served” basis.
For season 2018/19, Members have the opportunity to purchase a seat hold in selected bays of the Members' Area for all International and BBL cricket matches. This seat holds must be pre-purchased prior to match day. All other seating bays in the SACA Members' Area will remain as non-allocated seating.
Alcohol-free seating area will be available in bays 314 and 315 on level 3 of the Western Stand for all International and BBL cricket matches.
Reserved Seating Stickers (free)
During international cricket matches only, SACA Members and their guests will be issued with a free daily reserve seat sticker upon entry to the Adelaide Oval.
This sticker can be used to reserve a seat for the Test Match in the Members’ Area during the following times:
- Gate opening to start of play
- During the Lunch break (40 minutes)
- During the Tea break (20 minutes)
This sticker can be used to reserve a seat for One Day Internationals in the Members’ Area during the following times:
- Gate opening to start of play
- During the Innings break (45 minutes)
Outside of all above listed times, members cannot reserve seats and any abandoned seats will be open for other members to claim.
Members are not permitted to remove reserve seat stickers from an empty seat and are required to seek assistance from an usher.
Daily Seat Holds (Pre-Reserved Seating) in the Members' Area
Members are being given the opportunity to pre-purchase a reserved daily seat in selected bays of the Western Stand for all International and BBL cricket matches. These seat holds must be pre-purchased prior to match day. All other seating bays in the SACA Members' Area will remain as non-allocated seating.
For more information on seat holds click here.
Note - seat holds do not provide entry. You must have an entry ticket to the Members' Area. This is just a seat hold.
Alcohol-Free Seating Area in the Members' Area
Alcohol-free members seating is available in bays 314 and 315 on level 3 of the Western Stand for all International and BBL cricket matches.
The SACA dress standards is designed to ensure all members can have an enjoyable day at the cricket. Click here for more detail.
Members Children and Grandchildren
For cricket matches in season 2018/19, children 9 years of age or younger as at 31 August 2018, if accompanying their parent or grandparent who is a Member, can gain free access to the ground (not available to Transferable Associate Cardholder's children).
Members with children under 10 are encouraged to place their child's name on the wait list for membership as soon as possible.
If a Member's child has turned 10 years of age before 1 September 2018, they can no longer gain free access to the ground with the Member. They can enter on either their own Junior Membership, a Transferable Associate Card, or on a Member guest pass (guest passes are only available for selected match days).
All children 10 years and over must abide by the adult dress standards. Parents are responsible for the behaviour of their children.
Carparking & Transport
Ample car parking is available in the city. Limited car parking during the summer on cricket match days is available in the Adelaide Oval Northern Carpark (access from Pennington Terrace) and University Lane (access from Pennington Terrace) at a cost. Disabled parking is available.
Parking for permit holders is available in the East Car Park (access from King William Road - North Bound traffic). Adelaide Oval permit and disabled parking is available in the Torrens Parade Ground (access from Victoria Drive).
Public Transport: For timetables and routes, contact Adelaide Metro on 1300 311 108 or visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au.
Cycling: Bike racks are located: North – outside the Bob Quinn Gate, East – outside the East Gate, South – On the Southern Plaza close to War Memorial Drive
The Member card issued in your name is strictly non-transferable and cannot be given to anyone else. Penalties apply for any misuse of Members cards.
On-selling of membership cards
The sale of any membership card to any event through public auction sites is strictly prohibited. Members found in breach of the SACA by-laws in this respect will face disciplinary action.
Random identification checks will be conducted throughout the season on cricket match days and at Member Events. Member cards are not transferable and can only be used by the member. Members are strictly responsible for the proper use of their Member cards at all times. Your Photo ID and SACA Member card must be carried at all times. If you fail to produce your Member card and/or photo ID upon the request of a SACA staff member, you may be refused entry or removed from the event. If someone else is found in possession of your Member card, the issue will be referred to the Membership Incident Committee for review. A minimum six months’ suspension of membership will apply.
Transferable Associate Cards
The option to purchase a Transferable Associate Card (TAC) is offered at each renewal period. Members are responsible for informing the person using their TAC of dress and behaviour standards.
A Transferable Associate Card gives the bearer right of admission to the Adelaide Oval and SACA Members' Area for all Cricket Australia international and domestic cricket matches. TAC holders have no other privileges. They cannot bring in their own children, purchase a member guest pass, receive reciprocal privileges interstate, or vote.
No member shall sell or knowingly permit the sale of a TAC. Members found in breach will face disciplinary action.
Level 1 – Parents Room located southern end of the stand
Level 3 – Access toilets at north and south end of the stand
Level 1 – Parents Room located to the western side of the main entry
Level 5 - behind aisle 521 & 528 (disabled toilets located near stairs)
Level 1 – Parents Room located to the southern side of the escalators
Level 5 – Access toilets at the north and south end of the stand
Prams and Strollers
Prams are strollers are permitted within Adelaide Oval, however, for the safety and enjoyment of all patrons, prams and strollers should be stored in one of the pram/stroller storage locations (left at your own risk). There are two pram and stroller storage locations for members (see venue map). Kick rails have now been installed at each pram and storage location. Members can secure their pram to the kick rail with a bike chain and lock. Please be reminded that prams and strollers cannot be stored in disabled seating areas.
Concierge Desk – Level 1 Riverbank Stand (report to security or police)
Smoke Free Stadium
Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes is not permitted at Adelaide Oval. Designated smoking areas are located outside the stadium. Patrons who smoke in areas of Adelaide Oval other than the designated smoking areas or who fail to obey the direction by AOSMA to cease smoking, may be immediately evicted from the Adelaide Oval.
Adelaide Oval Entrances
Members can enter the Adelaide Oval via the South gate off War Memorial Drive, Clarie Grimmett Gate (Northern gate) off Pennington Terrace, or the East gate.
Match Day Temporary Replacement Card
If you forget your membership card on match day, you can visit the Southern Plaza Ticket Office. Look for the window signed 'SACA Membership Enquiries'. Your membership barcode will be blocked from entry, and a temporary ticket issued to you for that day at a cost of $10. Please note the temporary ticket is only valid for the one day. You will be required to present photo identification.
Lost or Stolen Cards
If you lose or misplace your Member or Transferable Associate Card, please notify SACA Membership Services without delay to enable cancellation of the original. A replacement fee of $40 applies. The theft of a membership card must be reported. A replacement card will be issued free of charge on submission of a police report number.
Member ID Checks
Random identificaiton checks will be conducted throughout the season on cricket match days and at Member Events. Member cards are not transferable and can only be used by the member. Members are strictly responsible for the proper use of their Members cards at all times.
Your photo ID and SACA Member card must be carried at all time while in attendance at Adelaide Oval, or while attending a Member Event. If you fail to produce your members card and photo ID upon request of a SACA staff member, you may be refused entry or removed from the event. If someone else is found in possession of your Members card, the issue will be referred to the Membership Incident Committee for review. A minimum six months' suspension of membership will apply.
Match Day Security
The National Terrorism Threat Level is regulalry reviewed in line with the security environment and intelligence.
All suspicious activity or persons should be reported to any staff or police. All incidents or identified concerns will be followed up immediately. The most important thing is to be observant and vigilant.
Due to increased security, under no circumstance can any personal belongings such as bags be left unattended in any area of Adelaide Oval.
A dedicated text service allows patrons at Adelaide Oval to report any concerns. Contact 0400 TELL US (0400 835 587). This number can be found on the back of your membership card.
The below Village Green configuration was applicable to this seasons Ashes Test Match. A modified version of the Village Green also applied for the One Day International.
The Village Green configuration for the 2018/2019 season will be confirmed at a date later in 2018.