WELCOME to the new Adelaide Oval Hill - ready to greet spectators for the coming cricket season.
The Sunday Mail can reveal how the historic and famous northern section of our Oval will look after its $535 million facelift, in time for the summer cricket season.
The redeveloped Hill area will take some sting out of the fact that much of the rest of the ground will be a frantic building site over summer.
The new northern mound will have a capacity of 4000-5000 spectators and include decking at the rear and new temporary food stalls, bars and toilet facilities all under the heritage Morton Bay fig trees.
The new Hill will be the first addition to catch the public's eye at Adelaide Oval with entry to the cricket ground this summer being through the northern gate at Pennington Tce and a second temporary entrance at Adelaide Oval No. 2.
SA Cricket Association chief executive Keith Bradshaw said his organisation was working towards providing a memorable summer of cricket despite the disruptions of the construction work. "Any project at this size is going to be disruptive to some degree, but domestic and international cricket will be played at Adelaide Oval throughout construction with spectator facilities available at all matches," Mr Bradshaw said.
"SACA members have overwhelmingly supported this project - they see it as being in the best interests of cricket, sports lovers and the state.
"We are very confident that we will have their full support throughout the season.http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sout ... 6381483219