ANZ Stadium (Australian Rugby Union)



Australian Rugby Union

Australian Rugby Union  

ANZ Stadium

Edwin Flack Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127

Stadium Website

Capacity of 83,500 Phone Number : +61 1300 136 006


ANZ Stadium (Australian Rugby Union) Stadium Australia, presently known as ANZ Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct of Homebush, Sydney, Australia. The stadium was completed in March 1999 at a cost of A$690 million to host the 2000 Summer Olympics.[1] The stadium held the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final. The stadium was originally built to temporarily hold 110,000 spectators, making it the largest Olympic Stadium ever built as well as the largest stadium in Australia. In 2003 reconfiguration work was completed to shorten the north and south wings, and install movable seating. These changes reduced the capacity to 83,500 for a rectangular field and 81,500 for an oval field (making it the second largest stadium in Australia to the Melbourne Cricket Ground). Awnings were also added over the North and South stands, which means that now most of the seating is under cover.