Seeing the Adelaide Strikers doesn't have to break the bank
Ticket $48.35 (this includes the online handling fee)
Family tickets (2 Adults, 2 Kids) in the family zone can be bought for $42.50 and are worth every penny. The family zone is located on the grassy area, it's not the greatest view but you will still see cricket plus with the cooees, dance cams, chicken dances and Mexican waves there is a great vibe sitting in this area.
If you do want to get seats in the stands a family ticket will cost anywhere between $57 for Bronze up to $98 for Gold.
Options include the bus, train or drive. With trains running hourly at night this can get tricky as you either run the risk of the game finishing and missing the train by minutes or having to wait around for an hour. Buses can get pretty cramped as everyone tries to leave at the same time which is not great with tired kids in tow. Also, while crossing the bridge can be fun at ten o'clock at night with small children it can also be annoying and a bit scary.
My preference is the Gawler Place carpark and if you book online it will cost you no more than $9. With a ten minute walk that also takes in the memorial walk it is the easiest and best value for money option.
Food - $21.20
Food and drinks can be brought into the grounds with the exception of alcohol. I try to go strategically with the food as I know my kids will not be happy with what I bring from home just because of the sheer fact it was brought from home. So, we agree on a bucket of chips at $5.60 a pop and a Calippo ice block each which makes my eyes water at $5 a pop. The rest I bring from home and everyone is happy.
Definitely bring your own water from home as a 600ml Mount Franklin will set you back $5. I have included in here an alcoholic drink for mum and dad which is sometimes needed. A Hahn Super dry is $9 as is a glass of wine but I figure this is my Calippo and my husband and I take it in turns to go and have a drink in civilisation away from the dry family zone.
Merchandise - Free
On the way in there are several Striker stalls with ushers who can deck the kids out with face paint and give them inflatable fun sticks and signs to hold up when there is a four or six. All of this makes the experience a lot more fun. Dress in your brightest blue and get excited for free.
If you have that child that is just not interested and cannot sit still there is a Kids Zone with jumping castles and colouring stations. These are big enough entertainment areas for you to keep an eye on the kids but action-packed enough for them to burn off some energy.
All in all the Strikers game is a great night out for the family and not bad value for under $100.