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Spotless Stadium

UPDATED: 11/07/2014


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 Average: 9,609
 Highest: 17,102
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Spotless Stadium, Sydney Showground is located within the Sydney Olympic Park Precinct.  It hosts a number of diverse events including concerts, music festivals and sports events.  Spotless Stadium is the home ground of the GWS Giants and is utilized by other sporting codes including cricket which will see Sydney Thunder call it home for two BBL matches in January 2015.

Sydney Showground (Spotless Stadium)

Spotless Stadium is a family-friendly sports venue and puts visitors right in the heart of the action. A boutique arena with a 24,000 person capacity, it has an intimate atmosphere that makes fans feel like they’re part of the game. It was originally built as Australia’s premier baseball venue and was opened in 1998. It was used as the main baseball arena during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and plays host to the Sydney Royal Easter Show arena events each year.

The Stadium received a $65 million upgrade in 2012 to create a first-class venue with VIP corporate suites, open-air Skydeck and function rooms. Two new grandstands were built to boost the seating capacity from 13,000 to 24,000 while a large video screen was also constructed and playing arena reconfigured to allow for AFL matches. With its superb in house catering, it has one of Australia’s best food and beverage offerings for sports fans. A full-time turf curator keeps the playing surface in excellent condition, and inside there are purpose-built change rooms with hot and cold spas.

Spotless Stadium - GWS Giants

The Sydney Showground previously hosted NRL matches with the Canterbury Bulldogs playing there in 2001 attracting a record crowd of 21,895 against the Eels.

As well as the Stadium, there are over 20 other spaces to choose from at Sydney Showground including the Dome and Exhibition Halls for indoor sports. The venue was previously known as Skoda Stadium for Giants home games in 2012 and 2013, then briefly Giants Stadium before Spotless purchased the naming rights in February 2014 for a five-year period. As of July 2014, the venue is known as Spotless Stadium year-round rather than just for Giants home games.

Location: Sydney, New South Wales Address: Grand Parade, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127. Tel: (02) 9704 1111
Capacity: 24,000 Seats: 24,000 (100% of capacity)
Record Crowd: 21,895 - 10/08/2001 NRL: Canterbury Bulldogs v Parramatta Eels Highest Crowd since 1/1/2003: 20,016 - 29/08/03: NRL: Bulldogs v Raiders
Lights: Yes Arena Roof: No
Video Screen: Yes Arena Dimensions: 164 x 127.5m
Built: 1998 Redeveloped: 2012
Former/Other Names: Sydney Baseball Stadium
Sydney Showground
Skoda Stadium
Giants Stadium
Ticketing: Ticketmaster
Sports Played: Australian Football
Cricket
Home Teams: GWS Giants (AFL)
Sydney Thunder (BBL)
Annual Events: Historic Events: Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
Last Event: 23/08/14: AFL: GWS Giants v Collingwood Next Event:
Directions: Transport:
Trains run every day of the week, every 10 minutes between Lidcombe and Olympic Park Station, 7am - 11pm. A limited service also operates direct from Sydney Central to Olympic Park Station and designated trains can be arranged for large events. During major events train services are increased to cope with the demand.
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