SA Athletics Stadium

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SA Athletics Stadium
Former names Santos Stadium
Location Marjorie Jackson Nelson Drive,Mile End SA 5031
Coordinates 34°55′46″S 138°34′42″E / 34.92944°S 138.57833°E / -34.92944; 138.57833Coordinates: 34°55′46″S 138°34′42″E / 34.92944°S 138.57833°E / -34.92944; 138.57833
Owner Government of SA
Operator Office for Recreation & Sport
Capacity 1,200 (total capacity 6,000)
Surface Synthetic Athletics track with a FIFA sized turf pitch
Opened 26 January 1998
Tenants
SA Athletics, SA Little Athletics Assoc., SA Athletics League and City Bay Fun Run

SA Athletics Stadium is a comprehensive, modern athletics facility. Located only 10 minutes drive from the Adelaide CBD, the athletics facility offers a national standard nine lane running track and field complex including training and warm-up areas, lighting, photo finish and modern timing equipment. The infield converts to a FIFA regulation sized quality turf pitch for soccer and other turf related sports. The stadium was formerly known as Santos Stadium under a sponsorship arrangement with Santos Limited.

SA Athletics Stadium is owned and operated by the Office for Recreation and Sport, an agency of the Government of South Australia.

Opened on Australia Day, 1998, it replaced the Olympic Sports Field[1] in Kensington as Adelaide's premier athletics venue, and has seating for 1,200 and a maximum capacity of 6,000.[2]

The stadium is located on the edge of the CBD, in the Adelaide Parklands adjacent to Priceline Stadium, Adelaide's largest netball complex. The Stadium is home to Athletics South Australia, the South Australia Athletics League, City Bay Fun Run, the South Australian Little Athletics Association, and is regularly used by schools for sporting carnivals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kensington Oval at Austadiums
  2. ^ SA Athletics Stadium at Austadiums