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.
|Olympic Stadium, Homebush Stadium|
|Former names||Telstra Stadium (2002–2007)|
|Broke ground||September 1996|
|Opened||6 March 1999|
|Owner||Stadium Australia Group|
|Operator||Stadium Australia Group|
|Construction cost||A$ 690 million |
|Capacity||82,500 (Oval) |
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)
In 2002, the stadium was named after the sponsor Telstra. 1 January 2008 it was renamed the ANZ Stadium.
As "Stadium Australia", the name was sometimes confused with the Sydney Football Stadium, which was formerly known as Aussie Stadium.