The Kensington Oval
is located on 344 The Parade, Kensington, South Australia
. Now used primarily for cricket
in South Australia
, the venue was once Adelaide
's premier athletics
facility and known as Olympic Sports Field
Kensington Oval was officially opened on Saturday, 10 July, 1875.
The ground was originally used for a range of sports including Australian Rules Football
. The Kensington Football Club and the Norwood Football Club
played at the oval between 1875 and 1897.
As the home ground of the Kensington Districts Cricket Club
, Sir Donald Bradman
played there often in the 1930s.
Olympic Sports Field
From 1963, the ground was converted into an athletics stadium
, featuring a rubber-bitumen track. In 1975, the track was upgraded to tartan track
As Olympic Sports Field, the ground was home to Athletics South Australia
's interclub athletics competition from October to March and the South Australian Championships. A number of Australian Championships
; in 1967, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1986 and 1992, were also held at the venue.
The ground was also home to the Adelaide City
soccer club and, in 1977, a game against Sydney Marconi
saw a record crowd of 13,132.
Redevelopment as Kensington Oval
In the 1990s, a new home for South Australian athletics, Santos Stadium
, was built and... Read More