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SANFL to hold ticket ballot for Round 1 at Adelaide Oval

By SANFL Media

As SANFL awaits a decision on crowds for the historic first round of the SANFL Statewide Super League at Adelaide Oval next weekend, SANFL Club members are being advised a ballot system will be used for ticket allocation from Monday.

SANFL Chief Executive Officer Jake Parkinson said that despite uncertainty over spectator numbers, the League and Clubs were planning for a ballot, with priority to be given to members.

Mr Parkinson said SANFL was hopeful of a crowd of more than 2,000 following the success of last Saturday night’s Showdown.

“For those loyal SANFL club members who have shown unwavering support to their club through the most challenging of times, we are working with the clubs to ensure they have first opportunity to be part of a unique footy experience at Adelaide Oval,” Mr Parkinson said.

“We would love to think we could have most of our SANFL club members across the two days in Round One cheering on their team from the Adelaide Oval grandstands.”

The 2020 Statewide Super League season kicks off with four double-headers played across the weekends of June 27-28 and July 4-5.

Each club will play a ”home” and ”away” match across the first two rounds at Adelaide Oval to allow for an even number of home games when competition can move back to suburban venues from round three.

“We would love to think we could have most of our SANFL club members across the two days in Round One cheering on their team from the Adelaide Oval grandstands.”

Jake Parkinson | SANFL CEO

Mr Parkinson said it was a requirement of SA Health that all spectators be issued with a contactless electronic, non-transferable ticket, to be scanned from their mobile phone upon entry at Adelaide Oval on match day.

All attendees also will be required to sign a COVID-19 health declaration that they will adhere to hygiene and social distancing protocols at the game.

Should the ballot be oversubscribed, priority for ticketing will go to those Club Members with match access as part of their membership.

“This is an unprecedented situation for SANFL and our SANFL Clubs so we ask for supporters’ patience and understanding as we work through the challenging task ahead of ticket allocation in a COVID-19 environment,” he said.

Information on how to register for the ballot will be emailed to members on Monday morning.

Club season and home match ticketed members not at the game will be offered free access to the SANFL Digital Pass live stream for season 2020, while all proceeds from subscriptions go back to SANFL Clubs.

Channel 7 will also broadcast three games free to air in the first two rounds, including the blockbuster clash between Glenelg and Norwood and Sunday, June 28.

Spectators, up to a maximum of 300, can attend matches at suburban venues next weekend, including SANFL Reserves, Statewide Super Women’s League, U18 Torrens University Cup and National Pharmacies SANFL Juniors.



Saturday, June 27 

  • Central District v Sturt | 11:50am | SANFL Digital Pass
  • Woodville-West Torrens v South Adelaide | 2:40pm | SANFL Digital Pass

 Sunday, June 28

  • North Adelaide v West Adelaide | 12 noon | SANFL Digital Pass
  • Glenelg v Norwood | 3:05pm | Channel 7 and 7Plus


Saturday, July 4

  • Sturt v Woodville-West Torrens | 12:05pm | Channel 7 and 7Plus
  • Norwood v North Adelaide | 3:05pm | Channel 7 and 7Plus

 Sunday, July 5

  • South Adelaide v Glenelg | 11:50am | SANFL Digital Pass
  • West Adelaide v Central District | 2:40pm | SANFL Digital Pass