Footy IQ: How well do you know Adelaide’s footy ovals?


The well-known footy (and sometimes cricket) ovals scattered across Adelaide’s suburbs are far from identical and occasionally not quite ‘oval’ either.


To test just how unique they are, I’m wondering how many of you can recognize Adelaide’s footy ovals by their shape and orientation alone (and without looking at a map)?


Adelaide Footy Ovals - By Mike Hugo


Clues: North is ‘up’ and in alphabetical order the footy grounds are; Adelaide Oval, Alberton, Elizabeth, Football Park, Glenelg, Noarlunga, Norwood, Prospect, Richmond, Thebarton, Unley and Woodville.


Melbourne is next.

About Mike Hugo

Occasional contributor, illustrator of Footy Places and other things (see my web store below).


  1. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    L is The Ponderosa

  2. Love this post.

    Has many applications.

    Pick the golf course?

  3. charlie brown says

    I think E is Prospect.

  4. The straight edges are throwing me.

  5. A is Unley, the rest look like pretty butterflies.
    I think I’m getting a migraine.

  6. Quick update: A, E & L have all be answered correctly.

  7. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    If E is Prospect, then J must be Thebby

  8. K is Adelaide Oval?

  9. Dave Brown says

    Spent half my bloody life there but do you reckon I know which one is Norwood? Is it I? Is D Woodville?

  10. Norwood is F for mine.

  11. Mike,
    This is friggin brilliant.
    And I’m with JTH – this application could have many varied uses

  12. Trust Swish to be first cab off the rank!!

  13. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    I’ve got that one on a t-shirt Smokie

  14. A: Unley
    E: Prospect
    F: Norwood (c’mon Dave)
    J: Thebarton
    L: Elizabeth

    Thanks for the kind words JTH & Smokie – reckon I’ve seen golf courses done somewhere, same for baseball parks.

  15. charlie brown says

    Here goes with my best guesses:

    A Unley
    B Noarlunga
    C Glenelg
    D Richmond?
    E Prospect
    F Norwood
    G Footy Park
    H Alberton
    I Adelaide Oval
    J Thebby
    K Woodville ?
    L Elizabeth

  16. Well done Charlie, only needed to switch Glenelg & Adelaide Oval.

  17. Answers:

    A: Unley B: Noarlunga C: AO D: Richmond
    E: Prospect F: Norwood G: FP H: Alberton
    I: Glenelg J: Thebby K: Woodville L: Elizabeth

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