The Adelaide Oval was built in 1871 and is named differently to other Australian sports stadiums in that it is neither a 'Cricket Ground' (like the MCG, SCG etc), nor carries a sponsor name (like Ethiad Stadium etc). With the 2011–2014 redevelopment completed, the oval dimensions changed to 183m x 134m, making it more suitable for Australian Rules Football, for which the playing field dimensions will be 167m x 124m. The revamped Adelaide Oval has a seating capacity of 53,500, with over 2100 square metres of grass, and almost 900 square metres of viewing platforms. 1924 October 6 – Over the course of a day three codes were played on Adelaide Oval, Australian rules football, rugby and soccer. Parking is subject to capacity. From 1877 until the 1973 SANFL Grand Final, Adelaide Oval was the marquee ground for South Australian National Football League matches. Port Adelaide would join the Australian Football League in 1997. Adelaide United FC have played a number of A-League home games against Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory FC. This was the subject of a lengthy dispute with the Adelaide City Council relating to the parklands area. In 1885 an Indigenous corroboree was held at the ground attracting 20,000 spectators to one of the nights. The ease of people congregating on The Hill and the proximity to the Adelaide Oval Scoreboard bar is often cited as the reason why the most enthusiastic cricket supporters and barrackers choose The Hill to watch matches. 1937 July 29 – England beat South Australia 10–0. In 1900 a picket fence was put in place around Oval's playing surface. Shackleford won the premier 10-mile race in 34 minutes 30 seconds. 1939 August 22 – Australian state hockey championship held at Adelaide Oval. Australia beat England by 6 wickets on a remarkable last day. (, 1982 – In a Sheffield Shield game against, 1991 – South Australia compiled the highest fourth innings winning total in Sheffield Shield history, reaching 6/506 (set 506 to win) against, 1992 – The West Indies defeated Australia by one run in the fourth test of the Frank Worrell Trophy, when a bouncer by, 1997 – The first cricket match under lights was a, 2006 – During the Ashes series, many temporary stands were erected to cope with the demand for tickets. Adelaide Oval hosted the 1889 SAFA Grand Final, the first grand final in any Australian rules football competition after Port Adelaide and Norwood finished the 1889 SAFA season with the same win-loss-draw record. In late 2009, the State Government committed $535 million to redevelop the venue with the view to delivering an internationally renowned, world-class venue for the 21st Century. The Adelaide Oval grounds have maintained a long tradition of holding tennis tournaments. 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