The best grandstand seats at the VAILO Adelaide 500

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The best grandstand seats at the VAILO Adelaide 500

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Cara Jenkin


13 Nov 2023

Race fans can choose how they would best like to watch Supercars and support categories rip around the VAILO Adelaide 500 circuit, as a variety of grandstand seating is available in 2023.


It even means fans can mix up their viewing choices, with single-day grandstand tickets also available.


This enables racegoers to upgrade for a day, so they can wander the activities and watch from various general admission spots around the circuit on one day of attendance, and settle into one spot on the day that they have booked into their grandstand seat.


For those who have a favourite location they want to park themselves in for all four days, however, there are still grandstand seats available to be secured.


To stay protected from the weather – no matter if the sun is shining or rain dares to fall on the precinct – shade will cover almost 70 per cent of all grandstand seats, up from only 44 per cent in 2022.




Each of the eight grandstands offers unique experiences, but here’s three that are particularly sought after by fans.




This grandstand runs for full length of pit straight, providing pole-position views of the cars on the grid, as they roll through the pits and battle for the chequered flag.


New shade structures have been constructed for this year’s event, ensuring 80 per cent of seats are covered all day. Even those described as uncovered are expected to have some shade during the two main Supercars races.


Single-day tickets for Friday, Saturday or Sunday are offered in 2023 as well as four-day ticket options.


Aside from having prime track viewing, the Barry Sheene Pit Straight Grandstand is also located next to major car displays for the Kindig Custom Car Show and MG 100-year anniversary car display, while younger fans can enjoy riding on the maii Pedal Circuit.





A once off transaction fee of $6.95 applies per booking. Ticket price includes GST.




Get in quick to secure a grandstand ticket at the hairpin, as it is so popular among fans that some seating options have sold out. A limited number of single-day and four-day grandstand seats that are uncovered are available.


Fans choose to sit in this grandstand as it offers excellent views of drivers struggling to control their car into this last corner of the circuit, while it also is a good place to see drivers passing each other for position.


Hairpin grandstand seats are also situated close to a feature race paddock and the Motorsport Hub, a new attraction this year for fans to learn more about how to participate in motorsport, from officiating to entry-level categories such as karting and Hyundai Excels.





A once off transaction fee of $6.95 applies per booking. Ticket price includes GST.




Catch all the action in the chicane from a dedicated seat that provides a bird’s eye view of the race cars jostling over the kerbs and wrestling each other for on-track position – with those coming unstuck ending up sideways or beached in the gravel.


It is a great choice particularly for those new to grandstand seating, as they can purchase a single-day seat and absorb the first corners of the circuit that always provide breathtaking moments for fans as well as drivers. Four-day tickets are also offered.


These ticketholders also have the easiest access to all activities inside the racing circuit, with the Supercars paddock a short walk one way, and a feature race paddock and the concert oval the other. Many food and beverage vendors and other facilities are located right behind this grandstand.





A once off transaction fee of $6.95 applies per booking. Ticket price includes GST.




Aside from having a reserved seat located in a prime viewing location, grandstand seats come with a stack of other benefits.




Each grandstand ticketholder has access to the Gold Zone, a dedicated area surrounding the grandstand where racegoers can relax away from their seats.


Here they can enjoy exclusive access to food and beverage vendors and other facilities.




Every grandstand has a VAILO Superscreen in prime view to ensure ticketholders do not miss a minute of the action when race cars are at other parts of the circuit.




As with all VAILO Adelaide 500 tickets, grandstand tickets give you access to the After-Race Concert Series precinct for the valid day/s.


For example, those who purchase a single-day grandstand ticket on Sunday can relax in their seat all day then party on to see headline act Robbie Williams that night, all for the one price.


The VAILO Adelaide 500 will be held November 23-26, 2023. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketek with general admission free for kids 12 and under with a paying adult.