This rivalry dates back to 1997, the inaugural season of Port Adelaide and the newly merged Brisbane Lions. In 1977 the dispute regarding Alberton Oval was resolved and the club moved back to its home ground and won that years premiership breaking an 11-year drought which at the time was Port Adelaide longest since competing in an organised football competition. Plans for a re-merging the two teams was rejected by the SANFL. George Fiacchi Port Adelaide members have access to a priority period for the round 13 away Showdown against Adelaide from 9am -5pm Thursday 20 February - members can access pre-sale tickets here.  As part of the arrangement, the club lost its recruiting zones and could no longer field sides in the junior (Under 18) SANFL competition, and as a result established an 18 to 22 year old academy training team to compete in the league's reserves competition. As of 2017, the two clubs are the only clubs in any of the elite Australian Rules Football leagues (the SANFL, WAFL, and VFL/AFL) to win six successive premierships. General Admission Members Friday 21 February - 9am. During the 1913 preseason, Port Adelaide travelled back to Western Australia to play East Fremantle again with the local side winning for a second time 6.6 (42) to 4.12 (36). The first training session of the newly formed club took place two days later. That year the club won the premiership setting a national record of sixth consecutive Grand Final victories.  As a result of their meeting the Port Adelaide Football Club was established on 12 May 1870 as part of a joint Australian football and cricket club. They then won only four of their remaining eleven matches to finish fifth on the ladder. , In 1884, Port Adelaide won its first SAFA premiership, ending Norwood's run of six premierships. Port won its first AFL game in round 3 against Geelong, and defeated cross town rivals and eventual premiers Adelaide by 11 points in the first Showdown in round 4. 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The 2008 season was disappointing one for a Port Adelaide side keen to build on its 2007 grand final appearance, dropping to 13th on the ladder and out of the finals. Gavin Wanganeen  As the Sydney Swans were already using the Notre Dame Victory March when Port entered the AFL, the club was forced to find a new song. Port Adelaide Football Club is a professional Australian rules football club based in Alberton, South Australia. For the following two seasons Port Adelaide would finish third. Essential Power members can book reserved seats in the Western Stand and purchase up to four (4) guest passes a game by entering their 12-digit barcode on the back of their member card. The guernsey was designed to be a literal depiction of the wharves and pylons that were prominent along the docks of Port Adelaide at the turn of the 20th century. George Fiacchi, 1990 SANFL Grand Final – Port Adelaide vs. Glenelg, Channel 9. "Those members who have not read the fine print may be unhappy when they become aware that the entire amount is not tax deductible," Dr Silver said. Incoming Port Adelaide Chief Executive Matthew Richardson is embracing the challenge…. " The Showdown's intense rivalry can be traced back to Port Adelaide's pre-existing rivalries within the SANFL, particularly Norwood. In recent years, the rivalry has died down. The club travelled to Brisbane for the Qualifying Final, losing by 32 points, then lost its home Semi-final against sixth-placed Hawthorn to be eliminated. During the 19th century the club had nicknames including the Cockledivers, the Seaside Men, the Seasiders and the Magentas. Port general admission members will have the opportunity to secure reserved seating at Adelaide Oval using their 12-digit barcode on the back of their membership card. Both clubs listed tax deductibility alongside material benefits in promotional material they sent to supporters last month, although the Crows applied an asterisk: "*if applicable". A SACA Cricket Membership is the ultimate ticket to upgrade your summer of cricket. , From around the end of World War I until 1970 the club song was "The pride of Port Adelaide is my football team".. The 'Prison Bar' name eventually becoming part of the mystique and intimidation of the guernsey. Dave Boyd , In the Port Adelaide clubrooms at Alberton Oval there is a large wooden honour board with gold text that details every season of the club from 1870 to the present. Port Adelaide's season came to an end in an elimination final loss to West Coast by 2 points in extra time. All home games will go on sale on the same date in 2020 which is a change from previous years, with members having access to extra ticketing from 9am on Friday 21 February. Based on this we expect that normal Adelaide Oval Football membership benefits will apply in Season 2021. 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The club finished the 2010 season with five wins from its last seven games to finish tenth. , "I keep telling this story and I hope people listen. The partnership will see Port Adelaide hold annual training camps and provide sponsorship in China, as well as producing AFL programs and broadcasting games in the country via China Central Television and other networks. John Hart Sr would become premier of South Australia the week following the first match.  Port Adelaide's run of disappointment from the 1952 and 1953 seasons would prove to be short lived with the club subsequently going on to win a national record six Grand Finals in a row from 1954 to 1959. Reserved Seat Members Friday 21 February - 1pm. That means that they won't come through the gates to watch our home games against Port anymore!…Uh, we don't like that". , In May 2007, chief executive John James stated that Port Adelaide received more correspondence from its supporters about the heritage guernsey than all other issues and that the club would "fight for its heritage and what is right". The club also won the early 20th century Champions of Australia competition on a record four occasions. ", On 20 August 2010, the "One Port Adelaide Football Club" movement was launched by former player Tim Ginever to merge Port Adelaide's AFL and SANFL operations.