Allianz Stadium

Sydney/New South Wales


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Closed/Former Venue

Allianz Stadium (traditionally known as the Sydney Football Stadium) was a rectangular stadium situated next to the Sydney Cricket Ground. It hosted its last event September 2018 and the stadium was demolished in 2019. The new world-class Sydney Football Stadium will be built on the site of the old stadium and is expected to open in early 2022.

The Sydney Football Stadium opened in 1988 to much acclaim for its wave-like structure. However the roof can cause issues when it rains with it not covering the majority of seating on level 1. From its opening, the stadium was the home of Rugby League, however Grand Final's were transferred to the larger Olympic Stadium at Homebush when it opened in 1999.

The stadium plays host to Rugby League, Union, Football and concerts. Capital works back in 2006 increased the capacity of the old stadium from 42,000 to 45,500, of which 44,000 was seated. The majority of seating is located on the two flanks. Two video screens are location within the venue, one at either end. The playing arena measures 140m x 79m.

Allianz Stadium

The stadium played host to Football during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Other big events held at the stadium include Football World Cup Qualifiers, NRL Grand Finals and International Rugby Union fixtures. The record crowd for a sporting event is 43,967 for the Australia v Argentina World Cup Qualifier in 1993, while the largest Rugby League crowd is 42,482 for the 1997 ARL Grand Final between Manly & Newcastle. The largest concert crowd is 52,838 for Robbie Williams in 2006.

Allianz Stadium

Allianz Australia signed a 10-year naming rights agreement with the Sydney Football Stadium in February 2012. The venue had one other name when Aussie Home Loans held the rights between early-2002 and mid-2007 with the venue known as Aussie Stadium. It is unknown if the new stadium will also be known as Allianz Stadium.

Location: Sydney, New South Wales MAP Address: Moore Park Road, Paddington NSW
Capacity: 45,500 Seats: 44,000 (97% of capacity)
Record Crowd: 43,967 - 1993: Soccer WCQ Australia v Argentina Highest Crowd since 1/1/2003: 44,380 - 22/09/18: NRL Finals: Roosters v Rabbitohs
Lights: Yes Arena Roof: No
Video Screen: Yes Arena Dimensions: 140m x 79m
Opened: 1988 (Closed 2018) Redeveloped: 2007
Former/Other Names: Aussie Stadium
Sydney Football Stadium
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Sports Played: Rugby League
Rugby Union
Home Teams: Sydney Roosters (NRL)
NSW Waratahs (Super Rugby)
Sydney FC (A-League)
Annual Events: Historic Events: Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
2003 Rugby World Cup
2008 Rugby League World Cup
Last Event: 22/09/18: NRL Finals: Roosters v Rabbitohs Next Event:
Directions: Transport:
Catch a train to Central Station, then catch a bus or walk to Moore Park. On event days, express shuttle buses run every five minutes from Chalmers St at Central Station to Moore Park. The buses use special bus only lanes to ensure a speedy trip.
Parking: Accommodation:
Public parking is available in Fox Studios Car Park (Lang Rd). On event days, limited parking is available at Moore Park Car Park (Driver Ave) and, for selected events, in the grounds of Sydney High Schools (Cleveland St). Austadiums now shows you Allianz Stadium accommodation available nearby to book at the lowest price. VIEW ACCOMMODATION