Hindmarsh Stadium (currently known as Coopers Stadium for sponsorship reasons) is a multi-purpose sports stadium that is currently the home of A-League team, Adelaide United.
The Soccer Association of South Australia built the football (soccer) specific stadium in 1960 on the site of the former Hindmarsh Oval, which had hosted the West Torrens Football Club of the South Australian National Football League (Australian rules football) between 1905 and 1921. The original stadium had a capacity of 15,000 and featured a single tier grandstand.
When the National Soccer League was launched in 1977, as a precursor to the A-League, the stadium hosted the West Adelaide Soccer Club until it was declared bankrupt in 1999 and later Adelaide City FC, from 1986 until they withdrew from the national league in 2004 due to financial difficulties. As a result of Adelaide City’s withdrawal, Adelaide United was subsequently formed in 2003 and have played at the stadium ever since. Adelaide United’s most notable match at the stadium was in 2008, as they faced Japan’s Gamba Osaka in the Second leg of the AFC Champions League Final in front of a crowd of 17,000, losing 2-0.
The stadium underwent a significant renovation ahead of the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Sydney, with the Hindmarsh hosting seven matches of the men’s tournament – the stadium’s all-time attendance record of 18,430 was set during the Group A match between Italy and Nigeria. The Socceroos have played a number of matches at the stadium across the years but this has reduced recently due to the rising popularity of the sport seeing matches played at larger venues.
Both Rugby Union and Rugby league have been played at the stadium – several NRL matches were played at the Hindmarsh and the New Zealand All Blacks faced a South Australian Invitational XV as part of their 1992 tour of Australia, winning 48-18.
Recent upgrades took place to the stadium from 2021 to 2023, with capacity now at 16,500 ahead of the Hindmarsh hosting five matches of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Tickets at Hindmarsh Stadium
Adelaide United Tickets
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Hindmarsh Stadium Tour
As of July 2023, the stadium confirmed they do not currently offered tours of the Hindmarsh.
Location & Travel to Hindmarsh Stadium
The stadium is located in the inner suburb of Hindmarsh, 3 kilometres to the west of Adelaide in South Australia.
Adelaide International Airport is the principle airport in Adelaide, being the fifth busiest in Australia with many domestic connections as well as internationally to destinations such as Auckland, Bali, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
The airport sits approximately 6km west of the city centre, with the JetBus offering a convenient service from the airport to throughout the city.
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Bus routes directly passing the Stadium include 115, 150, 157 with several bus stops a short walk from the stadium.
There is no public parking available at the stadium, however the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, located approximately 300 metres away has more than 1,400 dedicated car parking spaces which costs $8 per vehicle during events.
The Bowden Railway Station is located approximately 400 metres away from the stadium, with regular trains on the City-Grange and City-Outer Harbour lines for travel to Adelaide Central and across the region.
Trams operate between Glenelg and the city with the closest stop at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, approximately a 300 metre walk to the Stadium with tram services between the City and the Coopers Stadium precinct being free of charge.
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Last Updated on July 26, 2023 by Sports Tourist