Also known as Stadium Australia, Sydney's ANZ Stadium is often referred to as Olympic Stadium for its glorious role hosting the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Located in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct of Homebush Bay, the stadium is well loved by rugby league fans, hosting the New South Wales State of Origin team's home games, as well as the annual National Rugby League grand final.
ANZ Stadium also hosted the 2003 Rugby World Cup finals and Bledisloe Cup matches, and the international Twenty20 cricket match between Australia and India in 2012.
“ANZ Stadium has welcomed world-class acts such as AC/DC, Rolling Stones, and Andre Rieu”
In fact, it is the only venue in the world designed to host the five professional sports of rugby league, rugby union, Australian Rules football, football (soccer) and cricket.
Built in 1999 for $690 million, the stadium had an original capacity of 110,000 making it the largest Olympic Stadium ever built, and its highest ever recorded attendance was 114,714 during the Olympic Games closing ceremony. Yet after reconfiguration work in 2003 and installing movable seating, the capacity changed to 83,500.
The stadium has also welcomed world-class acts such as AC/DC, Rolling Stones, U2 and Andre Rieu to its arena.
Accommodation near ANZ Stadium is well connected with public transport to the Olympic Park precinct, with visitors encouraged to take a tour not only behind the scenes, but above as well, on a steel mesh walkway 45 metres above the arena.