Why hibernate? Adelaide’s winter events scene is supercharged
Hibernating over winter is a hard ask when Adelaide keeps offering so many reasons to head into the heart of the city. Still, if you need an extra incentive then Adelaide Oval has scored the opening try this winter by welcoming the first National Rugby League clash to Adelaide since 2010.
One of Australia’s most iconic and best-known rugby league clubs – the Sydney Roosters – will play a home game against rivals the Melbourne Storm at 7pm on Saturday 24 June. Experience this high profile, high stakes game LIVE for the first time on the redeveloped Adelaide Oval and see some of the best in the game in action.
NRL die-hards will spot a number of international and State of Origin players; new fans will see super strong charges, dazzling footwork, and one of the most physically demanding team sports.
“This is an exciting opportunity to showcase rugby league and the Sydney Roosters to a growing rugby league fan base in Adelaide,” says Sydney Roosters ambassador Anthony Minichiello, who is regularly visiting Adelaide schools in 2017 to promote NRL.
Launch the NRL celebration with lunch in the centre of Adelaide – choose between fine dining, a quick bite and bustling markets. Graze the day away at one of Adelaide’s favourite gastronomic experiences: Golden Boy, Osteria Oggi, Sean’s Kitchen or hot newcomer Shobosho.
With the NRL action kicking off at 7pm, stop by one of Adelaide’s favourite small bars on Leigh or Peel streets for a pre-game drink, then walk through the illuminated Riverbank precinct to the gates of Adelaide Oval.
Given Adelaide’s title of the Best Events State two years running, you’ll find the action isn’t just on the field. Adelaide Casino, crowned Roosters HQ, will amp up the energy in the Grandstand Sports Bar on Level 1 with special food and drink offers and a “Roosters menu”.
And if you want to brush up on your NRL knowledge prior to the game, join Minichiello at the Casino’s Grandstand Sports Bar on Wednesday 21 June for State of Origin II from 7pm.
Lock 24 June in the diary for a day out in Adelaide – then get to Adelaide Oval to witness history and cheer on the Roosters!
Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm
When: 7pm on Saturday 24 June 2017 (gates open at 5pm)
Where: Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide