The Marshall Government has welcomed news that the Adelaide Oval Hotel development is continuing to progress with major works starting on-site today.
It has also been revealed today that the Adelaide Oval Hotel will start taking bookings from March 2020 ahead of its opening before the ICC T20 World Cup in September,
The Marshall Government has helped facilitate this project that will create 120 ongoing full-time jobs once complete and involves 450 workers during construction.
“The Adelaide Oval Hotel will help cement the Oval as a world-class stadium and improve South Australia’s tourism offerings,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“With major works beginning on-site today, after weeks of off-site and on-site activity, it is a clear sign that this project is full steam ahead.
“Pater Malinauskas and the Labor Party need to stop attempting to smear this great project and play petty politics and start supporting it.
“The foundational work we’re seeing today is a critical part of the build process and the hotel will now very quickly start to take shape.
“The Stadium Management Authority are building a team of talented people to run and manage the hotel.
“Bodelle Francis has been appointed Adelaide Oval Hotel’s General Manager and brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the role.
“These 120 new full-time jobs will involve a range of exciting opportunities for South Australian hospitality workers to join a team delivering a new benchmark in hotel experience.
“This week it was revealed that South Australia’s tourism sector grew to a record $7.6 billion and employs around 38,900 people.
“The Marshall Government isn’t taking its foot off the accelerator as we seek to grow our economy and create more jobs.
“We are proud to support this project that will create more jobs, grow our tourism offering and improve Adelaide Oval.”
The hotel will be built on two elevated pods that follow the external curves of the eastern façade of the stadium and therefore will not encroach on the parklands or the plaza. None of the stadium’s existing access/egress, including the plaza and atrium entry, are affected by the development and neither is the seating bowl.
Minimising the impact of construction on patrons will remain a priority throughout the build and the schedule has been specifically designed to achieve this priority.