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Adelaide Oval - Discussion

Discussion in 'AFL Stadiums' started by crow28, Jan 18, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. hitthepost

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    That's the plan from what the Roosters are saying. Unsure if they'll bring the Holden Cup teams or something over for curtain-raisers but would be something to build up to. Starting with Melbourne seems to be the "done thing" to encourage us to "kick a Vic" - unsure how well that really works!

    I think with regards to rep footy we'd be more likley to get SoO as there are three of those each season but less Tests to share around.
     

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    It seemed like a great night. Good for the NRL and good for the City.
    Like you said something to build on, hopefully the NRL see what was good and what wasnt and add to it. Maybe in a few years it becomes a bit of a marquee game.

    Would also like to see the ARU start playing Wallabies test matches at the Adelaide Oval.
     
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    Socceroos, Wallabies and an NRL Premiership/SoO/Kangaroos match each year would be a good level I think.
     
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  4. brucetiki

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    Cronulla and Canterbury-Bankstown made similar hints too when they brought games here. The Sharks bailed after 1 year (and 1 game out of 3 they planned) and Dogs after 2. Hopefully it's a little different with the Roosters.
     
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    The logos on the field today are very badly faded - almost like they either forgot to re-paint them!
     
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    I didn't notice that at the game, but within 20 minutes of the game finishing they had the tractor out and the lawn aerator was attached and they were working on the Toyota logo out on the eastern wing.
     
  7. hitthepost

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    Perhaps the logo is changing so they let it fade? They looked poor on TV that's for sure!
    Another point in my argument for virtual advertising - you can change the logos without going through the "didn't use enough paint" phase :p
     
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    For sure mate. Why haven't the ARU had even one Wallabies test match here since the redevelopment. Makes no sense. Never going to grow the game if every 2nd test match is in Sydney or Brisbane.

    There are 7 tests in Australia this year. 2 Barbarians games are now scheduled. 1 game couldn't be in Adelaide?

    Would also love to see Origin game 2 played at the Adelaide Oval in 2020. Coming off MCG in 2018, Perth Stadium 2019.
     
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  9. brucetiki

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    The level 4 LED signage has gone up on the eastern stands, as well as the level 3 LED signage on the western stands (which I thought was out of scope for the upgrade). That leaves level 4 of the Riverbank Stand and level 1 of the western stands as the only spots left with static signage.
     
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    Have they kept the "Sir Edwin Smith Stand" and "Chappell Stand" naming on the Western? And what have they done with the Bradman Pavilion, where the clock is?
     
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    Yep stand signage on the west still up.

    No signage on the Bradman Pavilion.

    The LED signage just has the existing static sponsors on them, given they paid for 11 games thinking the LED signage would go up post season that's fair enough.
     
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    Wouldn't be surprised if it stays static or at least doesn't go with stuff that "rolls along" like the fence and the Eastern/Southern, given it's so gappy.
     
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    Gee they've left a LOT of space around the names on the Western Stand...
     
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    Another oval invasion today.

    What is it with Adelaide Oval security!!!
     
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    Another?

    Security can't really stop idiots that want to jump the fence at the gate.

    There was one at the MCG too today.
     
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    there was one at the end of a port game earlier in the season.

    obviously 5k isn't a big enough fine. make it 100k and they'll soon stop.
     
  17. brucetiki

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    Adelaide Oval has one of the International Rules tests.

    Bizarrely it's being played on a Sunday afternoon (12 November), the day after a 4 day cricket match between Australia A and England!

    I guess that's one way to ruffle some GAA feathers :D
     
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    If only the AFL could bring back State Of Origin (which most people want) instead of continually persisting with a hybrid, Mickey Mouse Cup that not too many are keen on. Just my two cents
     
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    Also good for showing off the versatility of the ground and the drop-in pitches :)
     
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    The eastern third of the Level 4 advertising is blank - guessing it's because they've installed the digital ribbons the rest of it and not quite finished?
     
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    Or Port haven't got a sponsor for that section perhaps?
     
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    Nope just seen, there's LED for the western two-thirds, and not yet for the eastern third. And from memory it's the same up there for both teams - Mitani Chicken Salt (missing), Foodland, Dr Jones & Partners Medical Imaging.
     
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    Mitani are no longer a sponsor (I noticed that when the brand of chicken salt changed in the outlets this season).
     
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    Not sure who's missing out then but there's about two feet of black LED before the eastern end of the stand is clean grandstand.
     
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    Yeah just saw that. That LED signage is new again new as that was static advertising last week. I'd assume the last third will go up this week which will just have the existing static sponsors on there for the rest of the minor round, then the AFL can go nuts with advertising for the finals.
     
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