View across Alberton Oval towards the Fos Williams Stand.
|Location||cnr Brougham Place and Queen St, Alberton, South Australia|
|Operator||Port Adelaide Football Club|
|Field size||Football: 170m x 130m|
Port Adelaide Football Club
Alberton Oval is located in Alberton, a north-western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. The ground is primarily used for Australian rules football and has a capacity of 17,000 people with seated grandstands holding 2,000, (the RB Quinn and the Fos Williams Stands). The record crowd for Alberton is 22,738 which was set in 1977 for a South Australian National Football League (SANFL) match between Port Adelaide and their traditional SANFL rivals Norwood.
Alberton Oval is the training and administration base for the Port Adelaide Football Club although they play their Australian Football League home games at the newly redeveloped Adelaide Oval after having been based at AAMI Stadium from 1997 until 2013. Alberton is often referred to as the "spiritual home" of Port Adelaide due to the club (in the SANFL) playing almost all of their homes games there since it opened in 1880. The Power (as the club is known in the AFL) usually play one or two trial games at the ground during the pre-season.
The Allan Scott Power Headquarters stands adjacent to the oval. So too does the Port Club, a social venue for Magpies and Power supporters and players.
Alberton Oval has a long history. On 15 May 1880, the Port Adelaide Football Club played its first match on the ground. Many notable Port Adelaide players have played matches on the ground, including four time SANFL Magarey Medal winner and club games record holder (392) Russell Ebert, nine time premiership coach Fos Williams, local junior and future Carlton player Craig Bradley and the Power's first ever AFL coach, John Cahill who also coached the Magpies to 10 premierships.
References and notes
- Official website of the Port Adelaide Magpies Football Club
- Official website of the Port Adelaide Football Club