Round 23 - Port Adelaide vs. Essendon

Round 23 - Port Adelaide vs. Essendon

Friday, 24 August, 7:20 PM
Gates open 5:30 PM

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Event: AFL Premiership Season Round 23

Teams: Port Adelaide vs. Essendon

Date: Friday, 24 August 2018

Start time: 7:20pm

Gates open: 5:30pm

Curtain Raiser: Community Youth Cup commences 5:35pm


  • Tickets are available via Ticketek
  • Ticketek is the only authorised ticketing agent for Adelaide Oval. Please click here for further information about how to purchase tickets and important information about unauthorised ticket resellers.
  • Ticket offices will open at 5pm 

Game Day Village:

Grab a drink before and after the game in the Game Day Village located on the Tennis SA Courts (just off Telstra Plaza) - open from 5:20pm.

Public Transport:

  • Your ticket to any AFL game at Adelaide Oval is also your ticket to FREE travel on MAC Footy Express bus, train and tram services operated by Adelaide Metro in partnership with the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) as well as all regular Adelaide Metro buses, trains and trams.
  • Full details and timetables can be found on the Adelaide Metro website or in the MAC Footy Express Timetable Guide.

Important Security Information For All Patrons:

Adelaide Oval patrons are being advised to arrive early for all events due to an increase in security measures. Additional security staff and search technology will be present at entrance gates and other key locations.

Patrons are being asked to remember five key things ahead of their next visit to Adelaide Oval:

  1. Arrive early: Increased security measures will have an impact on the time taken to admit patrons to the stadium. Please allow an extra 20 minutes and don’t leave your arrival until the last minute.
  2. Be patient: Security inspections take time, so please understand it will likely take a little longer to move people into the stadium.
  3. Limit the number of bags you bring: Each bag has to be inspected, so the more you bring the longer it will take. Please prepare your bags for inspection by our staff.
  4. Co-operate with staff at all times: Our security and event staff are doing an important job, so please help them by co-operating at all times.
  5. Be our eyes and ears: If you see something you think is suspicious, immediately inform one of our staff or police.

Please also note that the AOSMA Conditions of Entry allow security to inspect and search patrons and their belongings by means of handheld or fixed wands, scanners or detectors or pat-down.

To report antisocial or inappropriate behaviour during games please text Adelaide Oval Security on 0400 TELL US.

Card Only:

Adelaide Oval food and beverage outlets now accept payment by card only. This assists with speed of service and also reflects the strong consumer trend towards increased use of ‘tap and go’ payment facilities. All credit, debit and EFTPOS cards are accepted and all are exempt of surcharges. Patrons attending Adelaide Oval with cash only will be able to exchange it for a complimentary ‘Cash Card’ via Card Exchange booths located around the stadium. Any un-used ‘Cash Card’ credit can be used at future events or redeemed in full at any time. 

Car Parking: open from 4:30pm ($20 fee payable upon entry, parking is subject to capacity)

  • East: Permit parking and limited casual parking
  • North: Permit and casual parking
  • Oval #2: Permit and casual parking
  • University Lane: Limited casual parking – due to wet weather

Permit and disabled parking will also be available at the Torrens Parade Ground.

Road Closures:

  • War Memorial Drive: 3:30pm – 11:15pm
  • King William Road: 9:15pm – 11:15pm (full closure for Adelaide Oval Express)
  • Pennington Terrace: 9:15pm – 11:15pm
  • North Terrace: 9:45pm – 11:15pm Victoria Street to King William Road, including Gresham Street for pedestrian access

Please note lighting displays and pyrotechnics will be in use for this event.