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Oval's Southern Sand rises up

14 August 2013



As the Adelaide Oval redevelopment passes the halfway mark, an extra 5000 seats will be made available for the Ashes Test in December.

The lower level of the Eastern stand will be ready in time for the previously sold-out Test, allowing a further 5000 fans to join the 30,000 already booked to attend.

The South Australian Cricket Association is finalising the details of the extra seating and will release them for public purchase soon after the Government reaches agreement with Baulderstone for the release of the seats in the Eastern stand.

The redevelopment is on time and on budget for a completed Oval to also host the next clash between the Power and the Crows in front of 50,000 people here in March next year.

As the Southern and Eastern grandstands contine to emerge on the skyline, preparations on field have also ramped up. In the next couple of months, new turf grown at Langhorne Creek will be installed to provide a world-class playing surface.

The latest time lapse vision of the $535m redevelopment project shows progress on the Southern Stand. Commissioned by Baulderstone, it allows South Australians to share in some of the excitement of the project. It is also a testament to the achievements of the various local subcontractors working on this iconic project. To date 58 of the 61 subcontracts have been won by South Australian companies.