Take on the Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb Adelaide Oval and discover where they keep the best seats in the house.
BY STAFF WRITERS
They're the best seats in the house, where the seagulls gather to watch footballers fly or dodge the occasional Big Bash cricket ball.
A jaw dropping 50 metres above the vivid green expanse of the Adelaide Oval turf, it's also where thrill-seekers can climb skywards for one of the best views in town.
After building one of the top sports stadiums in the country, it seems only natural to add even more excitement with the Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb Adelaide Oval – where punters can clamber over the billowing rooftops of the spectacular grandstands. Equally spectacular – the views, be it during the day or at twilight.
“There are some pretty amazing views up there,” said Lachie who recently completed the climb with a group of work mates, in their matching blue climbing suits and caps.
“My favourite was the Western stand, looking back across the new medical precinct right through to the tree line of Glenelg in the distance.
“Then spinning around to face East, you get an epic panorama of the Oval, St Peter’s Cathedral and the Hills to the East. The view from the top of the Riverbank stand is also super-impressive.”
Watch the sun set from the top of Adelaide Oval during a twilight roofclimb tour.
A recent addition to the day or twilight climb options is Game On! Watch a quarter of a football game and feel the roar of the crowd from the ultimate vantage point. From the 50,000 seats to choose from at Adelaide Oval, these 8, which are situated on top of the Riverbank stand, are the ones you’ll want to be sitting in.
“I can only imagine how awesome it would be watching a game from there, with the roar of the crowd under your feet and the Oval laid out before you…definitely one for the footy nuts out there! I’ll be back!,” Lachie said.
The guided tour runs for about 2 hours and covers a distance of 1.2 kilometres in total, climbing up and down ladders and multiple flights of stairs, walking on open metal grate walkways and a stepped bridge. Climbers are harnessed and attached to the railing at all times, but you’ll still need to overcome a fear of heights, especially at the peak of the climb on the Riverbank stand.
Watch the football from the top of the Riverbank Stand during the Game On! roof climb.
“Without doubt the biggest highlight was leaning back over the goal square, standing on the very edge of the Riverbank stand,” Lachie said.
“I’m not a massive fan of heights, so it was a case of overcoming my fears on the day – and I’m so glad I did! It’s also an incredible photo opportunity, with the entire Oval right behind you, and our guide snapped a great keepsake of the moment.”
“Even if heights aren’t usually your thing, you always feel safe and secure on the walk and roofclimb. The staff are really professional and we spent a good amount of time getting rigged up into our harnesses with them and going over the gear before lift-off.
“That being said, it’s a definitely a long way up, and certainly gets the adrenaline going at time – which is fantastic!”
To book an Adelaide Oval RoofClimb visit roofclimb.com.au