RachaelOs

Adelaide Oval - Family Section

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    Hi everyone,

    I was looking today at tickets for the England cricket match in March 2015. We've only been here 2 weeks but have to assume that we won't have babysitters so we will be taking our daughters who will be 2 and 4 - I'm not sure they'd last more than an hour or 2 in actual seats but there seems to be a family bit that you can get tickets for - has anyone been to it? I'm guessing that it would be a bit like at Wimbledon when you sit and picnic and watch it on a giant screen but I may be totally wrong so if anyone does know would be great to find out what it's like etc.

    Thanks

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    It will be pretty empty. The family bit is just no alcohol. The big screen and lawn area that is on for test matches may not be there for this game, as Aus aren't playing.

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    hi i went earlier this year and when the cricket was on there was bouncy stuff at the back of the hill area and something wet (didn't look too closely) and you can sit on the grass aswell, you can always take a stroll round and go down to the boats, going in and out of the ground, sure they'll love it.

    Debbie

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    Guest SouthAussieBlue

    Hey,

     

    Long time member of Adelaide Oval for the cricket. The general admission area has a designated family/alcohol free area on the northern grassed hill (to the left of the scoreboard/giant screen under the fig trees) which will also be in place for the world cup. Click on "view venue map": http://tickets.cricketworldcup.com/shows/show.aspx?sh=CWC33. The family zone on the hill is a great spot to have a picnic (you can take a big blanket and plenty of food and drink no worries....just no cans, glass bottles and booze...). I used to take my kids when they were little and as long as they had plenty to eat and things to play with, it was nice day.

     

    I doubt it'll be a big crowd, but we used to arrive early, pop our blanket down on a nice shaded spot and from there come and go as we pleased. Not saying it hasn't happened, but we never had any issues with things going missing. The other option may be to grab some seats so you've a spot you know is yours, then you're free to come and go, enjoy a picnic in the surrounding gardens (or the hill), go into town, enjoy the paddle boats, wander back etc.

     

    The members' village green set up is normally reserved for big games (such as Australia Day or the once a year test), I'm not sure what (if any) arrangements are being made for the world cup as entry to the western stand isn't restricted to just members of the oval.

     

    As a trial, I'd recommend going to a Redbacks game when the domestic cricket season starts, entry is free for everyone and offers a great chance to check out the oval without the bother of crowds/hassle. Domestic cricket crowds are in the 100's. My kids used to love it, basically they had the whole hill to themselves and would amuse themselves rolling down or playing catch/cricket. Keep an eye on http://www.saca.com.au/for domestic fixtures and game details.

     

    Cheers and have an awesome day if you decide to go, I always find watching cricket at the oval a privilege

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