It’s hoped cheaper tickets, international music act The Killers, and a strong support card of racing will draw a bumper crowd to this year’s Adelaide 500.
The Repco Supercars Championship will close out its season on December 1-4, hosting two races on the streets of Adelaide.
It marks a return to the parklands circuit following a one-year hiatus after the former South Australian Liberal Party axed the event citing low attendance and COVID-19 challenges.
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After Labor’s newly elected Premier Peter Malinauskas promised to bring the event back if he won the South Australian state election, work has been ongoing to revive the event.
In an effort to pull a crowd, ticket prices have been wound back a decade, presenting a more affordable price point for fans.
Adult general admission tickets will start at $29 with day passes topping out at $89 while weekend and four-day general admission tickets will cost $149 and $159 respectively.
Children 12 and under will attend free of charge.
“We have worked hard to craft a ticketing package which is as affordable as possible,” said South Australian Motor Sport chief executive Mark Warren.
“This year’s VALO Adelaide 500 is going to be something special and cutting ticket prices means even more people will be able to see it.
“We are investing in various initiatives to improve the fan experience and racing, including the track resurfacing.
“This will see improved grip, tyre degradation and more overtaking and strategy for teams.”
Off the track, The Killers will headline a slew of music acts including Jimmy Barnes, Icehouse, Noiseworks, Lime Cordial, The Presets, Baker Boy and Teenage Joans.
Six local music acts will also be announced in due course as part of the MusicSA Bands on Track incentive.
“This really is a star-studded list of local, national and global musical acts to mark the return of the VALO Adelaide 500,” said South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas.
“And the best bit is South Australians can experience all of this for the same price as it was a decade ago.
“I can’t wait for the VALO Adelaide 500 to return to our city streets, bringing with it hundreds of jobs, thousands of visitors and millions of dollars worth of economic activity.”
On the track, the Repco Supercars Championship will close out its season at the Adelaide Parklands Circuit.
The Dunlop Super2 Series will play support alongside Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters, Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia, and the S5000 Tasman Series.
Airtime FMX and the Hot Wheels Stunt Team will complement the racing action.
“The world-class line-up is testament to the quality and popularity of this event,” said Supercars Hall of Famer and five-time champion Mark Skaife.
“The Adelaide Street Circuit is an iconic track and it’s fantastic to see the Repco Supercars Championship back in Adelaide to close out our season.
“The organisers are working hard to bring four days of adrenalin-filled action for the motorsport fans of South Australia and once again staging one of our most popular signature events.”
General admission tickets go on sale today.
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