Hindmarsh Stadium
Hindmarsh Stadium is a rectangular stadium located in Adelaide, South Australia. It is the home of the Australian A-League team, Adelaide United. The stadium now has a capacity of 17,000, of which 16,500 is seated. Home team, Adelaide United regularly fill this capacity, and averaged crowds of over 12,000 to its matches during the 2006/2007 Season and 2007/2008 Season. United used the stadium for its home matches in the 2008 AFC Asian Champions League and the 2010 AFC Asian Champions League.

Built in 1960, the stadium stands on the site that was once Hindmarsh Oval which housed the West Torrens Football Club of the SANFL from 1905 until 1921. The Stadium underwent a major upgrade in time for the 2000 Summer Olympics, an event where it hosted several soccer group games as well as a quarter final. During the games the stadium had temporary seating installed to bring the capacity of the stadium to roughly 20,000. In the past, the stadium hosted Adelaide City and West Adelaide Soccer Club in the now-defunct National Soccer League. Other soccer played in the stadium in the past include several international matches, including most of the games played in the 2004 OFC Nations Cup - an event where the Socceroos began their qualifying campaign for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In 2007 the venue hosted the first two rounds of the Olyroos campaign as they qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The stadium was briefly used as a home ground for the short-lived rugby league team, the Adelaide Rams, and hosted a National Rugby League (NRL) match on 15 April 2006 between the Penrith Panthers and the Melbourne Storm with 7,017 fans in attendance. Melbourne won 40-18. The Stadium's Record attendance is 17,000 at the 2008 AFC Champions League Final Second leg between Adelaide United and Gamba Osaka of Japan. Adelaide lost 2-0, but still became runners up. On 3 October 2008 it was announced by the SA Government Minister for Recreation and Sport Michael Wright and Cronulla Sharks coach Ricky Stuart that the Sharks will play three NRL home games at Hindmarsh over 3 years starting from 2009. The first of those was against the North Queensland Cowboys on 19 April 2009. The Cowboys defeated the Sharks 34-10 in front of 8,547 fans, the record crowd for a rugby league match at Hindmarsh. Unfortunately for NRL fans in Adelaide it was announced early in the 2010 season that Cronulla had been allowed by the SA Government to pull out of their contract. Cronulla's official reasons were wanting to concentrate on their home fans by not taking home games away from Toyota Stadium, but the Canterbury Bulldogs played one game at Adelaide Oval in 2010 against the Melbourne Storm.

Building Activity

  • removed a media
    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com