28 Apr, 2016

City Goes Red This Weekend

The city is the place to be for a truly massive weekend of sport at the world class Adelaide Oval.
Ticket sales for Sunday’s A-League Grand Final have been outstanding, with a sell-out likely, and the Adelaide Crows take on Fremantle this Saturday with another large crowd expected.
The Hyundai A-League will also host a free event for fans at Bonython Park on Saturday from 1:00pm.
Lord Mayor Martin Haese said City of Adelaide will play its part to support the mighty Reds as they take on Western Sydney Wanderers in what has been a truly remarkable season for Adelaide United.
“City of Adelaide is lighting up the Victoria Square fountain and Town Hall balcony in red in support of the Reds, and it’s good to see Adelaide Oval and the Riverbank footbridge will also be lit up in red,” said Martin.
“We also encourage people to tweet #REDS to @RundleLantern to play the supporters’ animation.
“I was at the oval when more than 53,000 fans watched Adelaide United play Liverpool last year and we’d love to see a similar atmosphere before, during and after the game.
“For those who can’t get a ticket to the game, we encourage you to support the Reds by getting into one of the many city and North Adelaide pubs that will show the game live.”
The Strathmore Hotel will show the grand final live and Hotel Manager Tim Riemann encouraged everyone to dress in red and support Adelaide United.
“It’s a rare thing to have your team in an A-League Grand Final, and it’s the first time the final has been played in Adelaide, so we’re really excited,” said Tim.
“Not everyone can get a ticket for the game, so the next best thing is watching it live with plenty of other supporters and a great atmosphere.”
Those attending on Sunday can also take advantage of Rundle Mall being open from 11am before strolling down to the oval. UPark also provides a $7 flat fee at all UParks (apart from Central Market) on Sundays – visit upark.com.au for more details. Event parking restrictions are in place on Sunday from 3:00pm and fans are encouraged to visit the Adelaide Metro website for public transport options.

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Matthew Halliwell