16 Jul, 2015

Huge Weekend of Sport in the City

The City of Adelaide is on red alert this weekend as it welcomes thousands of Reds' fans gathering for Monday night’s huge Liverpool FC v Adelaide United match at the iconic Adelaide Oval.

Some 10,000 interstate and overseas visitors are expected to come into the City to enjoy the great hotels, restaurants and bars, and shopping on offer.

And with the Showdown on Sunday – and both clubs’ fans joining in the ‘March from the Mall’ in memory of Phil Walsh – you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but here in the City this weekend and Monday.

Lord Mayor, Martin Haese, said the City will roll out the welcome mat to all fans who will shop, dine and enjoy the City’s vibrant bars, mainstreets and laneways.

“You can also expect our retail heart, Rundle Mall, to turn red for what will be a truly unique sporting event in the City of Adelaide,” Martin said.

“Rundle Mall will have the soccer on the City Cross Superscreen and will host Liverpool FC legend and player signings, face painting, food trucks and street theatre.”

Rundle Mall Management Authority Chief Executive, Ian Darbyshire, has been busy getting the Mall ready for this weekend and also welcomed the Liverpool FC pop up store that has opened in Gawler Place.

“Liverpool fans should get into this store to purchase all their merchandise, as well as Rebel Sport’s merchandise stand, and visit the hundreds of other stores and eateries in the Mall and City,” Ian said.

“It really is set to be a massive weekend of sport in the City over the next few days, so we encourage everyone to come in and enjoy everything Adelaide has to offer.”

The City will also play host to the Elder Park Football Fan Zone with a virtual penalty shootout, food trucks by Fork on the Road, bubble soccer, foosball, face painters, a DJ and more.

The Claymore Club, the exclusive official wine sponsor for Liverpool FC, will put on good food, great drinks, music, photo booths and more from 1pm Saturday to late Monday night in the Riverbank precinct. City fountains have also turned red in Victoria Square, Rymill Park and Elder Park.

Further information: www.rundlemall.com/news-and-events/lets-paint-rundle-mall-red.shtml

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Matt Halliwell