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Dominating the parkland between Torrens Lake and St. Peter's Cathedral lies the Adelaide Oval, often lauded as one of the most scenic cricket grounds in the world. The first test match played here was between Australia and England in 1884. Since that time, the ground has been used for other sports such as rugby and Australian football. The distinctive Victor Richardson and Clarrie Grimmett gates add special character to the cricket ground, while the splendid old scoreboard dates back to Edwardian times. Though it is widely regarded as a sacred ground for cricket, Adelaide Oval has also hosted big-ticket concerts, where artists like Ed Sheeran, Adele and Foo Fighters have performed in the past.
One of the major sporting venues in the city, Norwood Oval is a versatile stadium, and is used to host a number of different sporting events. Largely used for Australian Rules Football, the stadium is the official home of the Norwood Football Club and Adelaide Crows. This 22,000 seat arena turns into a site of pure exhilaration when the local favorites take the pitch, with people travelling from far and wide to support their favorites. Equipped with natural grass playing surface, light towers, concessions stands and tier-seating, the stadium offers a remarkable playing and viewing experience.
Seating in excess of 12,000 people, Adelaide Entertainment Centre is a huge complex that presents the biggest international shows in Adelaide. The venue has been utilized for creations as diverse as the ballet, "Swan Lake", and motocross bike racing! Old rockers on world tours, such as Kiss, Bob Dylan and Roxy Music tend to stop off here as part of their itinerary. There is a good range of nearby restaurants for pre-show dining.
Coopers Stadium is a world-class facility for soccer, rugby and other games. It was one of the venues for the 2000 Olympic Games. It has seating for more than 15500 people and other facilities to match.
Housed inside the South Australian Jockey Club, the very prestigious Morphettville Race Course has been the venue for a number of horse races of both national as well as international caliber. This race course has a lush green course and has very good practice facilities. This race course is names after Allan Scott Park Morphettville .