Stadium Australia

stadium in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Stadium Australia, known for sponsorship reasons as Accor Stadium, formerly ANZ Stadium & 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 Aussie Rules. The stadium opened in March 1999.

Accor Stadium
Olympic Stadium, Homebush Stadium
Map
Former namesTelstra Stadium (2002–2007)
LocationSydney, Australia
Coordinates33°50′50″S 151°3′48″E / 33.84722°S 151.06333°E / -33.84722; 151.06333
OwnerStadium Australia Group
OperatorStadium Australia Group
Capacity82,500 (Oval)
84,000 (Rectangle)
110,000 (2000 Summer Olympics)
Field size170m x 128m (Oval)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
StartedSeptember 1996
Opened6 March 1999
Construction costA$ 690 million [1]
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)
Website
[1]

In 2002, the stadium was named after the sponsor Telstra. 1 January 2008 it was renamed the ANZ Stadium. In 2021 it was renamed again to Accor Stadium following a sponsorship deal with Accor the largest hotel chain in Australia. Accor operate hotels adjacent to the stadium under the brands Pullman, Novotel, Ibis & Ibis Budget all located within the Olympic Park prescient. As part of the deal, a number of upgrades were completed including a new large screen running the length of one side of the stadium [2]

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

References change

  1. "Media Watch transcript 21/6/1999". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 21 June 1999. Retrieved 14 June 2008.
  2. "Stadium Australia Group confirms name change". 2007-12-12.