Over the past two months, the 22-year-old Bradman stand and the newer Clem Hill and Chappell stands have been demolished.
Work is now beginning on returfing the Northern Mound and on preparations to install about 2000 seats. The new Southern stand is on track to be complete in time for the Ashes Test match in December next year and the Eastern stand will be ready for Adelaide's first AFL match of the 2014 season. "The majority of the demolition work has been completed and we're now embarking on other fronts," said the Planning and Infrastructure Depart- ment's Adelaide Oval redevelopment project director, Manuel Delgado.
"We're getting ready to install some seating on the Northern Mound and we'll still have the majority of the grass there. We're still on target to allow the SACA to host the Test match at the end of next year. We'll have enough seating capacity (in the remaining Western stand and on the Northern Mound) and the lights will be in place.
"We're not touching the middle of the Oval. The Bradman Stand was built in 1990, and the Chappell and Clem Hill stands were built in 2003.
Two light towers have been removed from the eastern side and the lamps are being replaced before they are repositioned behind the new Eastern stand.
Excavation around the Oval is digging 4m down to make room for a car- park under the Eastern stand and changerooms and kitchen facilities under the Southern stand.
Construction officially began in early April, launched by the Prime Minister. The finished stadium will have a 50,000-seat capacity and will host various sports.
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