Stadium Australia

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ANZ Stadium
Olympic Stadium, Homebush Stadium
Australia Stadium..jpg
Former namesTelstra Stadium (2002–2007)
LocationSydney, Australia
Coordinates33°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 groundSeptember 1996
Opened6 March 1999
OwnerStadium Australia Group
OperatorStadium Australia Group
SurfaceGrass
Construction costA$ 690 million [1]
Capacity82,500 (Oval)
84,000 (Rectangle)
110,000 (2000 Summer Olympics)
Field dimensions170m x 128m (Oval)
TenantsCanterbury-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 ( http://www.telstrastadium.com.au/ ). 2007-12-12. External link in |publisher= (help)