The picturesque Adelaide Oval has undergone a redevelopment that has updated
facilities but still retained its charm as one of the world’s great sports
Features include a new Eastern Grandstand with 4700 seats, a new small stand on
the South Mound with seating for just under 1000 and a new Eastern Gatehouse and
Oval Entrance. A new 300 seat Members Dining Room has also been built on the
third level of the Bradman Stand and the catering and function facilities behind
the Edwin Smith Stand have been expanded.
“Fantech products were used for two kiosks in the new Eastern Stand,
store-rooms, toilet blocks and power switch-rooms,” said David Lane, Project
Manager for contractor, National Air Conditioning Group.
Product included bifurcated in-line axial fans, plus attenuators and
roof-mounted fans. “The project went very smoothly,” David said. “It was great
to work on such a historic site. We finished, as planned, just before the 2003
Rugby World Cup.” The re-development has boosted capacity to 33,59 people.
Since 1871, Adelaide Oval has been the scene of some great cricket, including
top performances by Don Bradman and launching the career of the Chappell
brothers. It has also hosted a variety of other sports including Australian
Rules and Rugby League.
“The Adelaide Oval is recognized world-wide for its atmosphere and history and
we were pleased to be involved in the re-development,” said Fantech’s SA
Manager, Peter Smith.