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Bodyline Bar

Introducing the Bodyline Bar

Cricket at Adelaide Oval has a long and successful past dating back to the first major match between South Australia and England in March 1874. Since that time there have been many memorable matches played here with arguably the most famous being the Bodyline Test held between Australia and England on January 13-19, 1933.

To commemorate this historic Test Series and its link to Adelaide Oval, a new bar has been commissioned which will rival any bar at any sporting venue in the world. Located in the north end on level one of Sir Edwin Smith Stand and featuring quality carpentry by South Australian tradespeople and rare memorabilia from the Bodyline Series, the bar is going to be a stand out attraction for all who visit it this summer and beyond.

To give members the opportunity to experience the new Bodyline Bar, we have made sessions available to members and their guests throughout days one, two and three of the Magellan Ashes Test. It is a chance to view the memorabilia and watch the first day/night Ashes Test from an incredible view point. The response to the ballot has been over whelming with over 20,000 applications for spots. We are very proud of the bar and we are sure you will be impressed with what we think is a great place to watch Test Cricket at arguably the best cricket ground in the world.

The ballot closed at 10.00am ACST 27 November 2017. Successful members have now been notified by email. If you did not receive an email you will remain on the Bodyline Bar waitlist and we will contact you if any places become available.

Please note- outside of 9 balloted session times, SACA members are welcome to come for a quick look through the Bodyline Bar from 12pm -1.15pm on days one, two and three and anytime from 12pm on days four and five (subject to play). No bookings are required for these times (however it will be only available subject to capacity). 


Session Times

Saturday 2 December (Day 1), Sunday 3 December (Day 2), Monday 4 December (Day 3)

Session one: 1.30pm - 4pm

Session two: 4.10pm - 6.20pm

Session three: 6.40pm – 9.00pm

 Arrival: If you were successful in the ballot, please arrive at the Bodyline Bar five minutes prior to your session start time.  The Bodyline Bar is located at the northern end on level two of Sir Edwin Smith Stand (western stand). Entrance is via the access bridge on level two at the Northern end of the Avenue of Honour and can be accessed by the escalators, stairs and lift (see image below).

If you or your guests have not entered the Bodyline Bar within the first half hour of your session start time, you/ your guest may be refused entry. *Note- if any cricket rain delays occur, the Bodyline Bar session times will not change.

Please be mindful there are 200 people entering this bar each. Please be patient with bar staff when ordering your first drink.

The Bodyline Bar will be cleared strictly at the end of your session.  Please note- you can exit at any time during the session, however you can only exit through the doors on the oval side during the cricket tea or dinner break.

Beverages will be available for purchase over the bar. Prices of beverages in this bar are the same as the rest of the venue.

Children (including under 10 years of age) are only permitted if they have a wristband.

Wristbands: If successful, you will be provided with wristband(s). Each person will need to wear their wristband upon entry into the Bodyline Bar. We recommend you pick up your wristband(s) prior to Day 1 as we are expecting very lengthy lines at the ticket window. Please advise SACA Member Services ASAP if you wish for someone else to collect your wristbands on your behalf (as photo ID will be required for collection).

Wristbands will be available for collection from 9am Wednesday 29 November. You can collect your wristband(s) from the following locations during the following times: