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Test Match Aus v India

Australia v India - Test Match

Adelaide Oval will host the opener in Australia's four-Test series against world No 1 ranked India, starting on Thursday 6 December 2018.

Date: Thursday 6 December to Monday 10 December 2018

Location: Adelaide Oval

Gate Opening Times: 8:30am days 1 - 4 & 9am day 5 

Session Times:

  • Session 1 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Session 2 - 1:10pm - 3:10pm
  • Session 3 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Training Times (subject to change):


  • Monday 3 December, 1pm - 5pm
  • Tuesday 4 December, 9am - 1pm
  • Wednesday 5 December, 9am - 1pm


  • Monday 3 December, 9am - 1pm
  • Tuesday 4 December, 1pm - 5pm
  • Wednesday 5 December, 1pm - 5pm

Entry: SACA Members and Transferable Card holders are required to scan their membership card upon entry. A reminder that Member Cards are not transferable and can only be used by the member. Members must carry their Member card and photo ID at all times whilst in attendance at Adelaide Oval. If someone else is found using your member card a suspension or cancellation of membership will apply. Random identification checks will be conducted on cricket match days. 

Conditions of entry: For the comfort, safety and enjoyment of all patrons, click here to view the Conditions of Entry apply to all attendees. 

Members' Area Dress Code: SACA Members should review the dress standards prior to attending the match. We encourage members to ensure that their guests are also aware of the dress standards. For more information on the SACA Members’ Area dress standards click here.

Members Seating: Seating for SACA Members and their guests will be located in the western stand, as well as Level 3 and sections of Level 5 (bays 522, 523 & 524) in the Riverbank Stand. Seating in the SACA Members’ Area is non-allocated seating (except for daily seat holds in selected bays).

Seats will be available on a “first come, first served” basis.

Bodyline Bar: 

  • For Days 1 - 3 , the Bodyline Bar will be open from 8.30am - 10.30am daily to all members, subject to capacity. No ballot is required. The bar will be cleared at 10am.
  • From 10.30am - 12.30pm entry to the bar will be allocated through a free Members ballot. The bar will be cleared at the end of the first session (approx 12.30pm). Click here for more information or to register for the free members ballot.

  • From 1.00pm - 4.00pm Members have the opportunity to purchase tickets into a three hour cocktail-style food and beverage package. This event will go on sale 9am Friday 19 October, and bookings will be taken on a 'first in, first served' basis until sold out. Click here for more event information or to book.

  • From 4.00pm until end of play the bar will be available to all Members subject to capacity.

  • For more information regarding how the the Bodyline Bar can be accessed during the Test match click here.

Daily dining in the Ian McLachlan Room: Test Match dining luncheons are hosted by past cricketing greats and media personalities, with special guests making appearances. The luncheons include a three course meal with a three hour beverage package. These lunches will go on sale 9am Friday 19 October via the SACA website or by calling SACA Member Services. Bookings will be taken on a 'first in, first served' basis until sold out. For more information regarding bookings please click here.

SACA Members' Area Free Reserved Seat Stickers: During the Test, Members and their guests will be issued with a free reserve seat sticker upon entry to the Adelaide Oval. Members can use their sticker to reserve a seat in the Members' Area. Click here to view the guidelines for the free reserved seat stickers. 

SACA Member Pre-Reserved Seating (Seat Holds): Members have the opportunity to purchase a daily seat hold for days 1 - 4 of the Test in selected bays of the Members' Area. Any seats in these bays not purchased by Members will be opened up for any other members to sit in. Bookings for daily seat holds will be sold online via Ticketek from 9am, 24 October 2018 for $30 per day (days 1 - 3) and $20 for day 4. Please note, transactions online will incur a $6.95 transaction fee. For more information regarding daily seat holds please click here.

Alcohol- Free Seating in the Members’ Area: There are two designated alcohol-free seating bays (bays 314 and 315) which are located on Level 3 of the western stand in the Members' Area. This seating will be available on a “first come, first served” basis.

SACA Member Guest Passes: Members can purchase a maximum of 3 guest passes each day for days 4 and 5 of the Test. Day 4 guest passes will be sold online via Ticketek from 9am 17 October 2018 for $40 for adults, $33 for concession and $15 for children (4-15 years old) until allocation is exhausted. Day 5 guest passes will be sold at the gate subject to play. Please note, transactions online will incur a $6.95 transaction fee.

Guest passes can also be purchased at the Ticket Box office at the North and South gates on Day 4 (subject to availability). Guest passes purchased at the gate will not incur a transaction fee.

For more information regarding guest passes please click here

Members Children and Grandchildren: Children 9 years of age or younger as at 31 August 2018 can gain free access to the ground if accompanying their parent or grandparent who is a Member (not available to Transferable Cardholder's children). If a Member's child has turned 10 years of age on or before 31 August 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 Card, or on a Member guest pass (when available).

Members with children or grandchildren under 10 are encouraged to place their child's name on the wait list for membership as soon as possible.

Match Day SMS: To report bad behaviour during cricket matches, text Adelaide Oval security on 0400 TELL US (0400 8355 87). This number is printed on the back of the SACA Membership cards. Please provide as much information as possible (i.e. exact location and incident details) so the issue can be addressed as soon as possible.

Village Green: During the Test, the popular Village Green (located in the Members' Area) will once again be the venue of choice for many members. The Village Green features live entertainment, Fashions on the Green, a wide selection of food offerings from around the world and a festive atmosphere. Click here for a map of the village green.

Food & Beverage payment options: A new cash card system was introduced by Adelaide Oval in 2017 and will continue for the 2018-19 cricket season. The system is designed to minimise the use of cash exchange and streamline the purchasing process for patrons.

  • All bars in the Village Green will be card only. The bars will accept EFTPOS, credit cards and Adelaide Oval cash cards. Members can place cash onto an Adelaide Oval cash card for free with two cash exchange stations in the Village Green set up to do this.
  • Food outlets in the Village Green accept EFTPOS, cash and credit cards however do not accept the Adelaide Oval cash card.
  • For the rest of the Members' Area, Adelaide Oval food and beverage outlets outside of the Village Green accept EFTPOS, credit cards and Adelaide Oval cash cards, but no cash.

Car parking: SACA Members can pre-purchase a car park in the Adelaide Oval Northern Car Park (off Pennington Terrace) for days 1-3 of the Test. Pre-purchasing a car park is managed through Wilson Parking Australia (subject to availability) and can be booked from 9am, Friday 26 October 2018 for $20 plus a $0.50c Wilson Parking processing fee. Click here for information on how to pre-book car parking.

Disabled car parking: A limited number of disabled car parks are available in the Adelaide Oval Northern Car Park (off Pennington Terrace). Please purchase match day car parking and present your disability permit upon entry. Please note that when you pre-book your car parking, you will not specifically pre-book for a disabled carpark. Just notify the Adelaide Oval representative when you arrive at the car park that you would like to be directed to the disabled car parking area (subject to availability).

Public Transport: Upon presentation of your Member or Transferable card, public transport is FREE on match days for SACA Members and Transferable Card holders for all international matches.

Storage/ Cloak Room:  There will be no storage area/cloak-room available for the holding of suitcases or other property during cricket events.

Prams and strollers: Prams are strollers are permitted within Adelaide Oval. However, due to space limitations and for the safety and enjoyment of other patrons, prams and strollers must be folded up and stored under seats or in one of the pram / stroller storage locations (left at your own risk).

There are two pram and stroller storage locations for members, one located at the back of the western stand and one on the ground floor of the Riverbank Stand. Please be reminded that prams and strollers cannot be stored in disabled seating reserve areas.

This season there will be a kick rail at each pram bay location, which patrons can secure their pram / stroller to with a bike chain and lock. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own bike chain and lock, however Adelaide Oval will make some available (subject to availability) at the Stadium Concierge desk in the Southern Plaza at a cost of $10 deposit, which will be fully refundable upon return.

Cricket Etiquette: Please remember to show consideration to others by limiting movement in seating areas during play. It is particularly important to remain seated during an over. Standing or sitting in aisles or on stairways is not permitted due to safety regulations.

Smoke Free Stadium: Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is not permitted at Adelaide Oval. Patrons who smoke in areas of Adelaide Oval will be evicted from the oval.

Train line closures: This section will be updated when / if disruptions are listed on the Adelaide metro website.