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Liquor, Gambling & Lotteries
Media releases
6 September 2014

New liquor regulations have been adopted to ensure that footy goers can continue to hold BYO barbeques before and after SANFL Grand Final games, Minister for Business Services and Consumers Gail Gago announced.

Also known as tailgating, the time-honoured football tradition will now be allowed to continue in the car park area of Adelaide Oval for SANFL Grand Finals.

“The new Adelaide Oval precinct has been a significant development for South Australia, and in particular football patrons, seeing over 1 million visitors since the commencement of this year’s AFL season.

“With the development of the new football grounds, the State Government made a commitment to the community that tailgating would continue to be allowed at football matches held at Adelaide Oval, in honour the tradition that was carried out at AAMI Stadium.

“We already fulfilled that commitment regarding AFL games earlier this year, and now we have done so for SANFL games.”

The new regulations allow tailgating from three hours before the game starts and ends two hours after the game finishes.

“Consumer and Business will continue to work with Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority and Police to ensure the responsible consumption and service of alcohol at the Adelaide Oval precinct,” Ms Gago said.