Match Day Information
Learn more about parking and transport, seating, guest passes and expected standards on match days.
Click on the links below for general match day information.
SACA Members will have the opportunity to purchase Member Guest Passes on selected match days at Adelaide Oval throughout the season. A Guest Pass is a great way to share the SACA Member experience with friends and family for a day. A Guest Pass provides entry into the Adelaide Oval and SACA Members’ Area.
Guest Passes for Cricket Australia International and BBL matches can be purchased through Ticketek online, at any Ticketek outlet, on match days or by phone.
Guest Passes for Sheffield Shield are free (max 5 per member per match day). Members can collect on match day from SACA Reception (week days only) and Avenue of Honour (weekend days only).
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.
Under the SACA Member Prescribed Standards, Members, Transferable Associate Cardholders (TAC) and guests must comply with all dress and behavioural standards and Conditions of Entry to the Venue (as amended from time-to-time) and other other conditions of entry notified to Members. Anyone 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).
Cricket Australia Conditions of Entry are applicable for all CA international and domestic cricket matches at Adelaide Oval and Karen Rolton Oval.
Adelaide Oval Conditions of Entry apply to all Adelaide Oval attendees. Patrons who do not comply with the Conditions of Entry will not be permitted entry. Patrons who have been admitted but subsequently fail to comply with the Conditions of Entry may be removed from Adelaide Oval without refund of any entry fee(s).
Please remember to also be aware of cricket etiquette, and 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.
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 stand and Level 3 & sections of Level 5 (bays 522, 523 and 524 - Cricket Australia International matches only) in the Riverbank Stand. These seats will be available on a “first come, first served” basis.
Daily Seat Holds: Members have the opportunity to purchase a daily seat hold in bay 305 of the Sir Edwin Smith Stand for all Cricket Australia International and BBL minor round cricket matches. All other seating bays in the SACA Members' Area will remain as non-allocated seating.
Alcohol-free Seating: A dedicated alcohol-free area will be available in bays 314 and 315 in the Chappell Stand for all Cricket Australia International and BBL minor round cricket matches.
Mobility Impaired Seating: Designated wheelchair locations are available in the western stand and Riverbank Stand. Please contact SACA Member Services for additional information on 8300 3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Members' Area Map:
Complimentary Reserve Seat Stickers
During Cricket Australia International matches, Members will be issued with a complimentary daily reserve seat sticker upon entry to the Adelaide Oval.
It is the Member’s responsibility to ensure they collect this sticker from the gate staff immediately upon entry. Only one sticker will be issued per person per day, even if you intend to collect for another patron.
Permitted reserve seat times are:
- Gate opening to start of play
- During the tea break (20 minutes)
- During the dinner break (40 minutes)
- Gate opening to start of play
- During the innings break for one hour
At all other times your reserved seat sticker is not valid and can therefore not be used to reserve your seat. Seats left abandoned outside of the reserve times will be available 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.
Alternatively, Members can purchase a Daily Seat Hold.
Daily Seat Holds (Pre-Reserved Seating)
If you’re after a reserve seat for the day, look no further than the exclusive Daily Seat Hold, located in bay 305 of the Sir Edwin Smith Stand in the Members’ Area.
Daily Seat Holds are available for Cricket Australia International and BBL matches at Adelaide Oval.
Daily Seat Hold tickets do not permit entry to the Adelaide Oval or SACA Members’ Area, they do however reserve a seat for you and up to three additional guests. If you are purchasing a Daily Seat Hold for another person, you must ensure that they have entry to the Adelaide Oval and SACA Members’ Area via their own Member Card, a Transferable Associate Card, or Member Guest Pass (on selected match days). Refunds will not be provided.
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 Cricket Australia International and BBL minor round cricket matches.
SACA Members' Area Dress Standard
The SACA dress standards is designed to ensure all Members can have an enjoyable day at the cricket. Click here for the full SACA Member Dress Standards.
Members' Children and Grandchildren
For cricket matches in season 2020-21, children 9 years of age or younger as at 31 August 2020, 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 SACA Member waitlist as soon as possible.
If a Member's child has turned 10 years of age before 1 September 2020, 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.
Car Parking & Transport
Pre-purchase car parking: SACA Members can pre-purchase a car park in the Adelaide Oval northern car park (off Pennington Terrace) through Wilson Parking Australia for Cricket Australia International matches (only days 1-3 of the Test) and BBL minor round home matches. A limited number of disabled car parks are available. Pre-purchased car parks are subject to availability.
Other car parking options:
- Ample car parking is available in the city.
- Limited casual car parking is available at the gate for $20 on cricket match days in the Adelaide Oval northern car park (access from Pennington Terrace).
- Parking for permit holders is available in the East Car Park (access from King William Road - North Bound traffic).
Public Transport: SACA Member Cards provide free public transport on match day for all Cricket Australia International and BBL matches. 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
Disability drop-off and pick-up zones:
- War Memorial Drive, out the front of Next Generation Health Club and Tennis SA, adjacent to Pinky Flat. This drop off zone must be accessed from the western side via Montefiore Road or Morphett Street Bridge (disability permit holders only).
- King William Road, adjacent to the East Gate for north-bound traffic.
- Pennington Terrace (northern end of Adelaide Oval)
Karen Rolton Oval Parking and Transport: Visit the Fixture page and click the relevant upcoming match to find out more information on car parking and public transport for Karen Rolton Oval.Back to top
The SACA Member card issued in your name is strictly non-transferable and cannot be given to anyone else. Penalties apply for any misuse of Member cards.
On-selling of Member cards
The sale of any Member 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 is offered at each renewal period. Members are responsible for informing the person using their Transferable Associate Card 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. Transferable Associate Cardholders 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 Transferable Associate Card. Members found in breach will face disciplinary action.
Match Day Temporary Replacement Card
If you forget your Member or Transferable Associate Card on match day, you can visit the Member Services desks at either the Southern Plaza Ticket Office or the North Gate ticket box. Look for the window signed 'SACA Member Services'. Your Member card barcode will be blocked from entry and a temporary ticket will be issued to you for the 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 Member Services without delay to enable cancellation of the original. A replacement fee of $20 applies. The theft of a Member or Transferable Associate 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 Member 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 Member card, the issue will be referred to the Membership Incident Committee for review. A minimum six months' suspension of membership will apply.
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, 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. Each pram bay location will also have a kick rail, 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.
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 (North gate) off Pennington Terrace, Bob Quinn Gate (North gate) off Pennington Terrace, or the East gate.
The National Terrorism Threat Level is regularly 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.
During Cricket Australia International and BBL matches, 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 festival atmosphere is what makes the SACA Village Green the perfect spot to take a break from play and enjoy the social aspect of cricket viewing. A place to relax, experience culinary delights from all around the world, as well as a wide range of exclusive beverages, without even leaving the Members' Area.
A modified version of the Village Green is in place for One Day International and T20 International matches.
Click here to view The Village Green Map from the 2019-20 Test Match.
A SACA Members' exclusive bar in the western stand which channels the feel of the Long Room at Lord's, while tipping its cap to the infamous Bodyline Series in 1933 between Australia and England.
With panoramic views of the Adelaide Oval, the Bodyline Bar brings a historic feel with rare memorabilia from the infamous Bodyline Series which it pays homage to, quality finishings, exceptional service and beverages served in glass rather than plastic.
The Bodyline Bar is located at northern end of the western stand on Level 2. Click here for more information on how the Bodyline Bar is used during match days.
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Member Events and Match Day Dining
SACA Members have the opportunity to book for exclusive Members' dining events at cricket and AFL events.
Click here for further information Member Events.