SA Liberals call for live screens for Ashes first

The State Liberals are calling on the State Government to erect a giant screen in Elder Park to deliver a live broadcast of the historic day/night Ashes Test for spectators who can’t get into the Adelaide Oval.

“The Ashes is always a huge event in Adelaide and next year’s historic pink ball test will definitely sell-out the first few days,” Shadow Minister for Recreation and Sport Tim Whetstone.

“It’s great we are going to have a day/night Ashes Test and it’s important that the State Government gives as many South Australians as possible the opportunity of being part of it.

“Many families would love to be part of the action inside Adelaide Oval but may not be able to afford a ticket or may not get a ticket before it is sold out.

“Having a picnic dinner in Elder Park as the sun sets with the sounds of the crowd drifting over from Adelaide Oval would be a terrific alternative to being inside the ground.

The State Government should work with SACA and Cricket Australia to provide live screens outside of the ground.

“We’ve seen this happen successfully with many major South Australian events and the Ashes should be no exception.”

Mr Whetstone also called on the State Government to continue working with Cricket Australia to cement Adelaide Oval as the home to day/night Test cricket into the future.

“The economic analysis reports from previous day/night Tests in Adelaide have shown there are fantastic benefits to hosting this fixture and it would be great to see this locked in as a fixture,” Mr Whetstone said.