The countdown is on to the Cricket World Cup 2015. If you’re planning a visit to cheer on your favourite team, read on for everything you need to know about the Cricket World Cup 2015 in Adelaide.
Australia is co-hosting the Cricket World Cup 2015 with traditional rival New Zealand this summer. Adelaide will host four games in total during the tournament.
- On 15 February, India and Pakistan face off in the first showdown at Adelaide Oval.
- Come March 9 England takes on Bangladesh.
- On 15 March Pakistan plays Ireland.
- Finally, on 20 March Adelaide will host the third Cricket World Cup quarter final. If Australia’s cricket team qualifies for the quarter finals they will play in this match. All matches are day/night fixtures, starting in the afternoon and concluding at night under the stadium lights.
For cricket fans, Adelaide Oval is practically sacred ground, rich in sporting history from its early beginnings in 1871. The South Australian Government invested in a major reconstruction of Adelaide Oval to expand its capacity. It is nested within parklands, on the fringe of the main city centre grid north of the River Torrens.
If you’re wondering where to stay in Adelaide for the Cricket World Cup 2015, the good news is there are lots of options given the sporting venue’s handy location. In North Adelaide, just north of Adelaide Oval, there is a cluster of hotels, motels, apartments and inns.Across the river, just south of the stadium, the city centre is bursting with even more hotels and apartments, including the esteemed Stamford Plaza and InterContinental. From here to Adelaide Oval in your Adelaide Airport car hire, you travel along King William Rd over the river; Adelaide Oval will be to your left. If you’re staying in North Adelaide you won’t need to cross the river to get there, instead travel the other way down King William Rd and the stadium will be to your right.
Whether you crave Nepalese, Chinese, Greek, Italian or something else, Adelaide is crammed with great contemporary restaurants. Among the top rated eateries in Adelaide are Orana, Playford and Udaberri. All three are conveniently located near North Terrace in the central city toward the river.