New Entertainment Centre
on Adelaide's Riverbank

New Entertainment Centre
on Adelaide's Riverbank

A re-elected Marshall Liberal Government will build a 15,000-person, world-class sports and entertainment arena within the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct.

What we'll do

A re-elected Marshall Liberal Government will build a 15,000-person, world-class sports and entertainment arena within the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct.

This new arena will replace the Adelaide Entertaiment Centre and will bring concerts, conventions and professional court sports including basketball, netball and tennis into the heart of our city.

This $662 million project will increase city vibrancy and provide a huge boost to the economy and local jobs.

This is the next piece of the puzzle in the transformation of the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct which already includes the Memorial Drive re-development, Festival Plaza, Adelaide Oval and the new Oval Hotel.

A key component of the plan is an underground tunnel directly linking the arena with the Adelaide Convention Centre, increasing SA's exhibition space by 5,600 square metres.

We are also upgrading grassroots and elite sporting infrastructure right across the state because everyone, at every level, should have the chance to play – and watch – sport at world-class facilities.

What it means for you

  • More opportunities for you, your family and friends to enjoy some of the biggest and best events right here in South Australia
  • Local jobs created in construction
  • More jobs in tourism, events and hospitality as a result of attracting bigger and better sporting events to Adelaide

Policy snapshot

  • The Adelaide Riverbank Arena will bring more concerts, conventions and sports into the heart of our city.
  • This is the next piece of the puzzle in our transformation of the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct.
  • We are also upgrading elite and grassroots sporting facilities right across the state.
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A re-elected Marshall Liberal Government will build a 15,000-person, world-class sports and entertainment arena within the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct.

A re-elected Marshall Liberal Government will build a 15,000-person, world-class sports and entertainment arena within the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct.