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In the Conversation, Jordan Ralph writes about the cultural significance of the Adelaide Oval, as well as the various stages of development that the stadium has gone through over the years.
"Development" has become synonymous with "destruction" in conversations about heritage in recent years. But there is an opportunity to harmonise heritage and development, and AOSMA has demonstrated this successfully. As well as retaining the heritage features of the Oval, AOSMA has managed to create a state-of-the-art sporting and entertainment venue that will allow South Australia to attract major international events and, in effect, boost the state's economy.
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