Pickard and Vidmar Ends

As Adelaide United FC heads towards its 10 year anniversary, the club would like to acknowledge two of its greatest servants.

As Adelaide United FC heads towards its 10 year anniversary, the club would like to acknowledge two of its greatest servants.

The club is committed to respecting and preserving its heritage. Still a young club by any stretch of imagination, it is imperative to treasure the heritage.

As such, supporters at the last home game against Western Sydney Wanderers would have noticed that the northern and southern ends of Hindmarsh Stadium have been aptly named the Pickard End and the Vidmar End respectively.

The Pickard end is in recognition of the club-s first owner Gordon Pickard, whose effort, passion and determination to build a united club for all South Australians played an integral role in Adelaide United being born and becoming ‘the People-s Team-.

No guessing that the Vidmar End is named after the club-s first captain, former coach and South Australian football great Aurelio Vidmar. Following a decorated international career, Vidmar took on the captain-s armband for Adelaide United-s inaugural season in the 2003/04 NSL and befitted what it means to wear the Red shirt.

The club is proud to recognise both men and is indebted to them for their contribution to the game in South Australia.