Footy fans, the games are about to get even more fun.
Crowds of up to 50,000 seated patrons, Adelaide Oval’s full capacity, will be welcomed back for Showdown 49 on Saturday, 8 May.
The revised SA Health COVID management plan allows for the larger crowds for the Crows’ home game against Melbourne next month.
Key aspects of the revised plan include:
- Increase of seated patrons to 50,000 (100% seated).
- Masks must continue to be worn when entering, exiting and moving around the stadium. Once in their allocated seat, patrons will be free to remove their mask.
- Existing protocols such as QR code check-ins, social distancing and hygiene measures will also remain in place.
These changes will come into effect on Saturday 8 May, with Adelaide Oval’s current restrictions remaining until then.
Adelaide Oval CEO, Andrew Daniels is excited about this update and says he trusts South Australians to remain COVID-safe.
“We are delighted that the Showdown will be the first game since 2019 to have 100% of seats available,” he says.
“Throughout the pandemic, South Australians have shown they are keen to do the right thing to ensure we can all keep enjoying the events we love; On top of that, our staff have gone above and beyond to develop, implement and effectively manage new game day protocols.”