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SA Athletics Stadium

SA Athletics Stadium offers a comprehensive and modern athletics facility and FIFA sized quality turf pitch for soccer and other turf related sports. Located only 10 minutes drive from the Adelaide CBD, the athletics facility offers a national standard nine lane running track and field complex including training and warm-up areas, lighting, photo finish and modern timing equipment.

SA Athletics Stadium is owned and operated by the Office for Recreation and Sport, an agency of the Government of South Australia.

Contact us

SA Athletics Stadium
Marjorie Jackson Nelson Drive
Mile End SA 5031

PO Box 219
Brooklyn Park SA 5032

DPTI.ORSSAAthleticsStadium@sa.gov.au

Phone: (08) 8152 0355
Fax: (08) 8351 9565

The Home of

Athletics SA
SA Athletics League
SA Little Athletics Association
City Bay Fun Run

Overview

The SA Athletics Stadium is home to the local athletics community and available to all South Australians. With over 500,000 visitations per year, the Stadium hosts national athletic events, state league soccer and hundreds of school carnivals and sports days every year.

The Stadium is available for hire and hosts a range of events and functions.

Athletics SA currently holds the licence agreement to operate all catering and the club liquor licence at the Stadium.

Access

Times

  • The Stadium office is open Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm.
  • Bookings are required to access the stadium outside of these hours – contact the stadium office

Parking 

  • Onsite car parking is available for 500 cars.
  • The adjacent Priceline Stadium (formerly Netball SA stadium) has a further 700 car parks.
  • Bus drop off point at entrance.

Athletics training at the Stadium is available on a casual basis or purchase a training pass for extended periods. Information regarding training times, costs and venue hire can be obtained by contacting the Stadium Operations Officer (Ph 08 8152 0355) or DPTI.ORSSAAthleticsStadium@sa.gov.au

Schools sports days

The Stadium hosts hundreds of school sports days and interschool events, providing an opportunity for many South Australian children to experience participating at a national class stadium.

Make your School Sports Day a World Class Event (PDF, 339 KB)

Conference & corporate facilities

The Function room accommodates conferences from 10 to 60 people depending on room setup. The Function room is fully airconditioned and has impressive views across the track towards Adelaide CBD. Equipment available includes electronic projector, data projector, screen, flip chart and electronic whiteboard.

The Boardroom can accommodate up to 15 people for meetings with views across the track towards Adelaide CBD.

Catering is available through Athletics SA (Ph 08 8354 3477).

Bookings are essential and should be directed to the Stadium Operations Officer (Ph 8152 0355).

Stadium related news

  • A further grant has been awarded to Athletics SA of $355,000 to continue the upgrade of the spectator tiers in 2015-16.
  • Athletics SA was awarded a $400,000 grant to upgrade the spectator tiers in 2014/15 to improve spectator amenity, detailed design for the tiers upgrade has been developed and components of this plan have been completed – an additional 196 seats undercover and the upgrade of the eastern tiers.
  • A $2.4m upgrade of the track and facility was completed in March 2011, replacing the existing track surface with a red colour Rekortan M99 synthetic rubber surface.

Major Events hosted  at the SA Athletics Stadium can be found on the Courses and Events page.

Specifications & amenities

Track

  • Double D track
  • 9 lane 400m track
  • 12 lane front straight
  • 12 lane back straight
  • Steeplechase water jump (adjustable)
  • Hurdles (adjustable)
  • Starting blocks
  • Photo finish and international timing equipment

Field 

  • International standard landing and jump pits for pole vault
  • International landing and jump pits for long and triple jump
  • High jump landing pits, uprights and cross bars
  • International standard hammer and discus event cages
  • Turf Infield for field events

Other Amenities

  • Quality turf pitch for soccer and other turf related sports
  • Warm-up training facility for hammer throw, javelin, shot-put, discus and high jump
  • 200 lux lighting available to all competition areas
  • Media facilities
  • First aid room and full drug testing facilities
  • Full access for disabled athletes to all areas
  • Changeroom facilities
  • Undercover seating for 1,000 spectators, total spectator capacity 6,000
  • Onsite parking for up to 500 cars with an additional 700 spaces adjacent to site
  • Public toilets
  • Canteen and catering facilities
  • Conference/seminar room
  • Kitchen and bar facilities