Stadium Australia

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ANZ Stadium
Olympic Stadium, Homebush Stadium
Australia Stadium..jpg
Former names Telstra Stadium (2002–2007)
Location Sydney, Australia
Coordinates 33°50′50″S 151°3′48″E / 33.84722°S 151.06333°E / -33.84722; 151.06333Coordinates: 33°50′50″S 151°3′48″E / 33.84722°S 151.06333°E / -33.84722; 151.06333
Broke ground September 1996
Opened 6 March 1999
Owner Stadium Australia Group
Operator Stadium Australia Group
Surface Grass
Construction cost A$ 690 million [1]
Capacity 82,500 (Oval)
84,000 (Rectangle)
110,000 (2000 Summer Olympics)
Field dimensions 170m x 128m (Oval)
Tenants Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (NRL) (1999–present)
New South Wales Blues (State of Origin) (1999–present)
Sydney Swans (AFL) (2001–present)
2000 Summer Olympics
Wests Tigers (NRL) (2005–2008)
South Sydney Rabbitohs (NRL) (2006–present)
New South Wales Waratahs (Super Rugby) (2009–present)
St George Illawarra Dragons (NRL) (2008)
New South Wales Blues (Twenty20 Big Bash) (2008–2011)
Sydney Thunder (Big Bash League) (2012)
GWS Giants (AFL) (2012–present)

Stadium Australia, known for sponsorship reasons as ANZ Stadium, formerly Telstra Stadium, is a sports stadium in Sydney, Australia. The 2000 Summer Olympics took place there. Now it is used for many other sports, like rugby and AFL. The stadium opened in March 1999.

In 2002, the stadium was named after the sponsor Telstra. 1 January 2008 it was renamed the ANZ Stadium.[2]

As "Stadium Australia", the name was sometimes confused with the Sydney Football Stadium, which was formerly known as Aussie Stadium.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Media Watch transcript 21/6/1999". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 21 June 1999. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  2. "Stadium Australia Group confirms name change". Stadium Australia Group ( ). 2007-12-12.  External link in |publisher= (help)