Game Changer Footy Express launched and free travel to the AFLW preliminary final

The Marshall Government has launched the rebranded free footy express service, the Game Changer Footy Express.

The free Footy Express will operate as it has in previous years for all AFL matches at Adelaide Oval, providing free travel to Adelaide Oval for passengers with a valid match-day ticket.

“The Marshall Government has launched the new free Game Changer Footy Express service,” Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said.

“The footy express service will continue to be a free service for ticket holders to games at Adelaide Oval.

“It’s welcome news for many South Australians that the AFL footy season is back, and we want as many people as possible to hop on the free public transport services and get to the game safely.

“The Game Changer Footy Express is there to get you to the game safely, especially for those who enjoy a drink or two at the footy.

“The Game Changer campaign is about linking the decisions made during a sporting game with those made on the road and the profound impact a poor choice can have on the end result.

“Don’t take any unnecessary risks and catch the free bus, train or tram to and from the game.

“We want to encourage as many people as possible to catch the free footy express services into Adelaide Oval which also helps reduce traffic congestion in our CBD before and after matches.”

The Game Changer Footy Express is replacing the MAC Footy Express as the Motor Accident Commission will no longer exist after 1 July 2019.

The move was a natural consequence of the former Labor government’s decision in 2014 to privatise the provision of Compulsory Third Party (CTP) vehicle insurance in SA which had been MAC’s core function.

Footy fans traveling to the women’s preliminary final on Sunday at the oval will also be able to travel for free on public transport.

As entry is free to Sunday’s AFLW game at Adelaide Oval, patrons will need to advise train, tram and bus they are travelling to and from the event to access the free travel. 

“We will also be providing free public transport for those attending Sunday’s AFLW preliminary final to watch the Adelaide Crows hopefully beat the Geelong Cats,” Minister Knoll said.

“There will also be additional buses on standby after the game to manage increased demand as people leave Adelaide Oval.”

Timetable information is available on the AdelaideMetro website.