Observers are keen to see Reid Oval return to green once again with the new turf set to go in this weekend after a short delay.
The facility is undergoing a $10.72 million redevelopment which is on track to be completed in May 2022.
The turf, which is coming from a farm an hour south of Adelaide, was delayed by weather and COVID-19 but the first section of 5000-square-metres will go down on Saturday, the council said.
The turf, Santa Ana couch, was one of the most popular grass varieties for sportsgrounds and about $213,000 worth will be laid at the new ground by March 11 if weather permits.
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As part of the revamp, Reid Oval will get new goalposts, new interchange benches and boundary fencing.
The existing building will be demolished to make way for a new two-storey pavilion with changerooms, social areas, office facilities and terraced seating.
Cricket practice nets will be replaced with a new four-lane cricket net compound that can operate as a multipurpose facility.
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