Park 12 Grandstand

Redevelopment of the historic Park 12 Grandstand has modernised facilities and supports the thousands of users of Park 10 and 12.

Park 12 Grandstand and oval with blue sky

This project aligned with the Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy 2015-2025, which guides AU Sport and the University of Adelaide in how to support the current and anticipated use of Parks 10 and 12.

The original 1910 facilities have been transformed to ensure their continuing relevance and functionality, while maintaining the historical elements and heritage of the Grandstand.

Project overview

  • Location: Park 12, University Oval, War Memorial Drive
  • Size: 240m2
  • Cost: $1.4m
  • Architect: Swanbury Penglase
  • Construction Partner: Sarah Construction


  • Creation of all-gender change facilities that are accessible, inclusive, and appropriate for all users.
  • Significant improvements to the quality of both the home and away team change rooms.
  • Original wooden lockers reused as a feature wall and honor board reinstated.  
  • Additional storage and clothes hooks throughout.
  • External access to the First Aid room.
  • Dedicated change rooms and bathrooms for umpires.
  • A new cleaner’s room with external access.
  • Sensor lighting throughout.
  • New louvered windows for improved ventilation.

Completed: December 2023