“Home of SA Football” Postmark

Football Park, formerly known commercially as AAMI Stadium, was an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia, Australia. It was built in 1973 by the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and opened in 1974. Until the end of the 2013 AFL season, it served as the home ground of the Adelaide Football Club and the Port Adelaide Football Club. It also hosted all SANFL finals from 1974 to 2013. Prior to its demolition that was completed in March 2019, it had a seating capacity of 51,240.

The original Football Park Postmark, for West Lakes, was released on the 13 January 1995. On the first day it was issued in purple. The cover chosen is the 1990 Melbourne Metropolis PSE. The indica of the stamp is the roof of the MCG.

The Australian Stamp Bulletin, no 267, announced that the West Lakes Post Mark “Football Park” would be modified to portray its change of name from Football Park to AAMI Stadium. This placed Australia Post in a difficult position because at the time a “no advertising” policy was in place. They did not relent and the “Home of SA Football” replaced “Football Park”.

A Commemorative  Cover was released by Coversplease on 2nd September 2002. First Class Collectables released three covers showing the Football Park Ground, Port Adelaide Player Stuart Dew and Adelaide Crows Player Andrew McLeod.

On the 10 April 2005 covers were issued, on the next working day after Showdown 17, when Adelaide defeated Port Adelaide 18.10.124 to 8.8.56. The number of covers released is unknown. Presumably First Class Collectables released the covers.