- Hindmarsh Stadium
Hindmarsh Stadium is a rectangular stadium located in Adelaide, South Australia. It is the home of the Australian A-League team, Adelaide United.
The stadium now has a capacity of 17,000, of which 16,500 is seated. Home team, Adelaide United regularly fill this capacity, and averaged crowds of over 12,000 to its matches during the 2006/2007 Season and 2007/2008 Season. United used the stadium for its home matches in the 2008 AFC Asian Champions League and the 2010 AFC Asian Champions League.
Built in 1960, the stadium stands on the site that was once Hindmarsh Oval which housed the West Torrens Football Club of the SANFL from 1905 until 1921.
The Stadium underwent a major upgrade in time for the 2000 Summer Olympics, an event where it hosted several soccer group games as well as a quarter final. During the games the stadium had temporary seating installed to bring the capacity of the stadium to roughly 20,000.
In the past, the stadium hosted Adelaide City and West Adelaide [read more...]
- Dazzleland, Adelaide
Dazzeland was a two-story indoor amusement park occupying the top levels of the REMM Myer Centre in Rundle Mall, a major shopping street in Adelaide, Australia. The centre was built between 1988–1991, at a cost of $1 billion. Some years later, the centre was sold for $140 million, contributing to the collapse of the State Bank of South Australia.
The park's signature attraction was a figure 8 roller coaster named Jazz Junction, its track running overhead, 5 storeys high. Other attractions included dodgem cars, a carousel, giant playground, musical fountain and train.
With the park's closure on 31 January 1998, an attempt was made to fill the upper levels with smaller, higher paying retail tenants. This soon proved unsuccessful in luring the necessary foot traffic, whereby the upper level remained vacant for many years. The remains of Jazz Junction were removed during 2003 as part of the renovation of the Myer Centre.
A Fernwood Fitness Centre gym was located in part of the space [read more...]
- Treasury Casino
The Treasury Casino, also known as The Treasury is a casino in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It also houses a hotel, five restaurants, seven bars, and a nightclub. The casino is operated by Tabcorp Holdings.
One per cent of the casino's gross gaming revenue is deposited in the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund. This fund supports non-profit community based groups and is administered by the Government of Queensland.
The casino and hotel occupy two of Australia's grandest heritage buildings, the Treasury Building, and the nearby Lands Administration Building. The buildings are separated by Queens Park. A 700 vehicle carpark is located beneath the park.
Architecture and refurbishment
An early 19th century building with Edwardian-Baroque exterior designs and ornate colonnades, striking sandstone walls and six-story atrium, the historic Treasury Building houses a three-level gaming emporium of 80 gaming tables and over 1300 gaming machines and was opened refurbished [read more...]
- Coogee Oval
Coogee Oval is home of the Randwick Rugby Union Club in winter, and Randwick-Petersham Cricket Club in summer. It is located in Sydney, New South Wales.
One side of the ground is fully seated with terracing and a television tower behind it, with a grandstand/dressing rooms in the corner. In winter, temporary stands and temporary corporate facilities boost the capacity to around 5,000. It is usually standing room only come game day, with some of the better seats on the balconies of the blocks of flats overlooking the ground. The oval is situated directly across the road from both Coogee Beach and Randwick Rugby Club.
The ground record crowd of 9246 was set on 22 June 1988 when Randwick lost 25-9 to the touring All Blacks
- Migration Museum, Adelaide
The Migration Museum works towards the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of South Australia’s diverse cultures. It is a place to discover the many identities of the people of South Australia through the stories of individuals and communities. Founded in 1986 the Migration Museum in Adelaide is the oldest Museum of its kind in Australia.
The Museum houses a number of permanent exhibitions on the immigration and settlement history of South Australia and an exhibition on the history of the site. In addition the Museum hosts and develops a number of changing exhibitions and public programs.
Another feature of the Museum is Settlement Square. Here the contribution of the Migration Museum Foundation members is acknowledged. The inscribed pavers have become a popular focus within the museum. Overlooking the square from just inside the museum's gate is the Italian designed monument of The Immigrants.
- Glenelg Oval
Glenelg Oval (currently Gliderol Stadium @ Glenelg and formerly Challenge Recruitment Oval) is located on Brighton Road, Glenelg East, South Australia. The ground is primarily used for Australian rules football and cricket and has a capacity of 15,000 people with seated grandstands holding 1,500.
The oval is the home ground for the Glenelg Football Club in the SANFL competition. It also hosts matches for the Glenelg Cricket Club District Cricket Club, and local Australian Football school games
Its record crowd is 17,171 attending an SANFL match between Glenelg and Sturt on 20 July 1968.
Glenelg Oval saw the highest ever score by any team in SANFL history when Glenelg defeated Central Districts 49.23 (317) to 11.13 (79) in 1975. The 228 point winning margin was also at the time an SANFL record.
In 2009 the oval was renamed to Gliderol Stadium @ Glenelg as part of a sponsorship arrangement between the football club and their major sponsor Gliderol Garage Doors.
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