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Adelaide Football Club - Crows History Locker

It was South Australian football’s field of dreams.

Football Park, built on reclaimed marshlands in the western suburbs of Adelaide in the early 1970s and opened in 1974, was the home of the SANFL and SA football for nearly 40 seasons.

Adelaide’s game day relationship with AAMI Stadium (Football Park) ended in 2013 after 23 years, with all AFL games moved to a redeveloped Adelaide Oval from the 2014 season.

The Crows and fans said farewell on a winning note, Adelaide crushing Melbourne by 68 points on August 24.

It was Adelaide’s 280th premiership game at the ground. The final victory lifted the Club’s record to 180 wins, 100 losses.

More than 11 million spectators attended these games, starting back on March 22 1991 when Adelaide celebrated its entry to the AFL by thrashing Hawthorn by 86 points in the opening round.

The Adelaide Football Club continued to be based at Football Park, using its administration, oval and training facilities.

Adelaide Crows at Football Park/AAMI Stadium

280 games, 180 wins, 100 losses

Adelaide played 11 finals at AAMI Stadium, for seven wins

Biggest win: 139 points, Adelaide v Richmond 1993

Highest score: 30.8 (188) v Essendon (2006)

Most games by a Crow: Andrew McLeod 178

Most goals by a Crow: Tony Modra 248 (includes games with Fremantle)

Most goals in a game: Tony Modra (13, v Carlton 1994 and v Richmond 1993)

Most disposals by a Crow: 44 (Mark Bickley v Footscray, 1993; Chris McDermott v North Melbourne, 1993)

Biggest crowd for a Crows game: (51,140 v Port Adelaide, 2003)

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Crows players under the old scoreboard at AAMI Stadium after the Club’s last AFL game at the venue.