Today, ANZ Stadium stands as an icon of the new millennium and an enduring symbol of Sydney’s coming of age as a global city.
Originally built to host more than 110,000 spectators, a reconfiguration of the Stadium in 2003 reduced capacity to 83,500 but also gave the Stadium the ability to host five professional sporting codes – Rugby League, Rugby Union, Football, AFL and Cricket.
In the 16 years since its official opening in 1999, ANZ Stadium has set a series of record international and Australian attendances
More than 22 million fans have walked through the turnstiles and shared in the passion, excitement and drama of some of Australia’s greatest events and most iconic sporting moments.
These unforgettable highlights have become part of Australia’s sporting folklore – Cathy Freeman’s dash that unified the nation, the John Aloisi penalty shoot-out heart-stopper that broke the Socceroos’ 32-year World Cup hoodoo, the South Sydney Rabbitohs winning their first NRL title in 43 years, and so many legends created in the heat of battle in Grand Finals, Origin showdowns, Bledisloe Cup Test matches and AFL blockbusters.
Closer to home, the ANZ Stadium will always be remembered as the stadium where Jonny Wilkinson kicked England to World Cup glory in 2003 and the host of British and Irish Lions Tests both in 2001 and 2013, where the Lions, captained by Spurs fan Sam Warburton, won the final Test and the series 2-1.
ANZ Stadium has also been Sydney’s first-choice venue for some of the world’s biggest entertainment acts such as AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, U2, Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift and Eminem.
We will now join the list of great sports clubs to play at this iconic venue - roll on May 30!
GETTING TO THE ANZ STADIUM
The ANZ Stadium's official website has a comprehensive guide to travelling to the venue via train, car, bus, taxi or ferry.
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