AFL @ Adelaide's Oval - That time is now.

Discussion in 'Adelaide' started by Dirty Bird, May 2, 2011.

Put it out there
  1. Kerleys Ghost

    Kerleys Ghost All Australian

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    ...it needs to be at least 3 times bigger

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  2. Crow54

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    Yes, well, it will be fine for you lot that catch trains. No trains out TTG way. O'bahn is good, but where will we get off in the city? Don't fancy walking all the way up King William St on a rainy night to catch bus home.

    (ETA: I've been parking in the AAMI stadium car park since 1997. Only takes 35 minutes to get there, and it's never taken me more than 10 minutes to get out. It's usually quicker than that, too.)
  3. mattymac

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    Have no fear. There are Obahn buses that stop on North Tce like the M44, stops on the cnr of North Tce and King William. NE suburbs are fine for access I used to live at Campbelltown, jump on the OBahn for uni dropped me out the front of uni, brilliant in the rain. Its more your Magills and such that will have it a bit worse than the rest of us. Still better for them than West Lakes having to skirt the city.
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  4. AFC3000

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    Hoping they are smart enough to keep the train startion arcade thing up to Hindley street open after games.

    M44 will be fine, I'd expect quite a few people will be willing to walk up to the mall/currie street area to get a regular bus, and it will be interesting to see if they do some sort of footy express or just increase regular busses before and after games. So there won't be tons of busses and cars all trying to enter/exit the same small area at the same time, things will be more spread out.

    I've on several occasions left a night game at Aami, got a footy express to the city, then just missed my normal bus home then had an hour wait for the very last bus of the night home and unless your willing to get to west lakes hours before the game traffic is horrible.
  5. Vigawla

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    Drove past the new stadium the other night. Really excited for this, will be a great atmosphere and buzz in the city post game.
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    50000 people trying to get home at exactly the same time....we will see. Because there is nowhere to park, Adelaide public transport will shit itself to death.
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    But I thought half of this crowd would be revitalising the city for a few hours after the game each week?
  8. alex_is_on_fire

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    Will be hitting the casino after the game but do that now, so nothing will change.
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    This was tweeted by Pete McDonald today. Roof frame has begun on Eastern stand
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    You could drive Nathan Tinkler through the gap between those stands
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  11. Drugs Are Bad Mackay?

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    Oh, come on. It takes 35 minutes just to get down West Lakes Blvd and you can usually catch both coaches' press conferences by the time you get out of the car park
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  12. Drugs Are Bad Mackay?

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    Sort of like 5pm every weekday of the year except with far fewer people?
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    YES I can't believe anyone even gets out of AAMI that quick, although there are always people who say they do, Unless your leaving halfway through the last quarter during a win or something.

    We were going to someones place on Delfin Island after the NAB Cup Grand Final last year, walking distance.. but made the mistake of parking in the West Lakes Mall carpark, and it took more than half an hour, at the slowest speed that would count as moving just to get out and around the other side of the car park. The only people going to be worse off at Adelaide Oval either live in West Lakes or will be unwilling to Park anywhere other than AT the actual ground without getting there at a reasonable time before the game.

    Their will probably be some sort of Footy Express system, increased regular busses in and out of the city, they are doing members deals with the city cark parks, park and ride at any train/tram/obahn stop. Most busses already go to and from the city, so people wont have to go there and change to a West Lakes bus. and its physically closer than anyone who doesn't live in the Western Suburbs that surround West Lakes.

    People staying in city hotels can walk. People can arrive and leave over a longer period of time because there are things to do. Yes it will take a while for people to get used to it all, accept the change, and embrace anything other than driving to the ground but in the end its a far better location for the majority of people.
  14. Hank93

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    We do! Dad knows all the backways to AAMI, we get there in around 25 minutes from Glenelg. That's leaving around an 1 hour 10 before the game.

    Having a wheelchair pass helps getting out of the car park in no time.
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    It does?

    I find it harder, especially if you park anywhere near the bus interchange as no one will move out of your way abd trying to manoeuvre a wheelchair across the grass when its wet, isn't very easy.[/quote]
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    We generally park in the rotary parking area, the wheelchair spot is right next to the road.

    There's another wheelchair spot in the shopping centre that is pretty comfortable to get out of.
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    Do you just use your normal disability pass to park in that spot? Or do you have a SANFL car park pass?

    We park in the Max Basheer car park in front if the westpac centre on the lawn and getting out is a bitch.

    Edit: where is the rotary parking area? Is that in front of the super box area
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    Cannot wait for this. Hopefully be living in the Thebby area again next year and be able to ride or walk along the torrens to get in there.
  19. Hank93

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    Just the normal one.

    The rotary park is on Brebner Drive, where the christmas tree is to the left of the screenshot.

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    I would hope that accessible parking/seats/facilieties will be better for those needing it at a stadium built in 2013 but I don't know what they are like now. But you would think that having it something they can work with from the start rather than something that has had to be changed over the years as expectations and regulations and all that have improved will be a good thing.

    I think their will be similar tricks to get in and out quickly and people will work them out over time.

    I do wonder how many of our supporters became supporters or regularly attend games because they live near the ground and weather they will continue to attend or will we attract our next generation of supporters in the city. I know for the people I know in my area going to Aami can require leaving at least 2 hours before a game and similar times getting home so it may put off a lot of as they choose to either go to town or do something else rather than spend 5+ hours going to the footy.

    If we currently have a higher percentage of attendances from people living in the western suburbs that may level out as it becomes harder for some people to attend and easier for others. I suspect a game of footy and a few drinks before or after or a night out within short walking distance from the oval will help refresh our dropping crowds, others have said the city is easier for younger families to as far as ease of transport and maybe a lunch in the city or maybe a picnic on the river or parklands before a game. I guess this is the clubs hope anyway.
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    What about Clive Palmer :p
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    Ok now that AAMI is almost over I will let you in on a parking secret, well it's not that much of a secret because there's a few that use it. C'mon down Frederick Rd from Port road, take the last right before the Boulevard and turn left at the end into a culdesac. You can park on lawns and pay $5. Plan it well, grab a spot that you're not blocked in and youre out of AAMI in 10 minutes and that is waiting until the end of the game.
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    So I wonder how many of the North Adelaide residents will be opening their front lawns for car parking hahahah

    We'd usually arrive late so that along side the golf course on Frederick rd is as close as we get, and I don't mind that walk, or a similar walk in the city.
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    I hear Anne Moran is going to have a lemonade stand
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  25. Mr_Smooth

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    We used to park there too. Cheaper and far less of a hassle to get out than west lakes mall