Fans vote Optus Stadium Australia’s best

Austadiums   |  Friday 3rd January 2020

Optus Stadium has been crowned Australia’s best stadium in the 2019 Stadium Awards, winning the public vote on the Austadiums website, ahead of Adelaide Oval and the MCG.

The 60,000-capacity Perth stadium also claimed the Best AFL Stadium and Best Major Stadium awards, as the only multi-category winner this year.

In the inaugural awards in 2018, Optus Stadium came a close-second to the MCG but finished 10% ahead of Australia’s largest stadium this year and 5% ahead of the Adelaide Oval, as the votes flew in during December on the Austadiums website and app.


Adelaide Oval was voted Australia’s Best Cricket Stadium, ahead of Optus Stadium and the MCG.

The new Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta was voted Australia’s Best Rectangular Stadium, ahead of AAMI Park and Suncorp Stadium, however AAMI Park took out the Best NRL Stadium, as it did in 2018.

Australia’s Best Regional Stadium was awarded to GMHBA Stadium in Geelong for the second-year running, ahead of Metricon Stadium and WIN Stadium, while Rod Laver Arena was voted Best Indoor Arena, just pipping the previous years’ winner, RAC Arena.

Category Winner City
Australia's Best Stadium Optus Stadium Perth
Best Cricket Stadium Adelaide Oval Adelaide
Best AFL Stadium Optus Stadium Perth
Best NRL Stadium AAMI Park Melbourne
Best Major Stadium Optus Stadium Perth
Best Rectangular Stadium Bankwest Stadium Sydney
Best Regional Stadium GMHBA Stadium Geelong
Best Indoor Arena Rod Laver Arena Melbourne

You can view all the winners and top-placed stadiums for each category on the Stadium Awards page.

Thanks to everyone who contributed by voting in the 2019 Stadium Awards on Austadiums!

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