Engie Stadium

The newly-named Engie Stadium is the main arena at the Sydney Showgrounds at Sydney Olympic Park. The venue serves as the home ground of the GWS Giants (AFL), Sydney Thunder (BBL), music concerts and hosts the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show.

The stadium is a family-friendly sports venue and puts visitors right in the heart of the action. A boutique arena with a 23,500 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.

Sydney Showground 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 23,500, including temporary seating in front of the permanent grandstands. A large video screen was also constructed, two new light towers, and the playing arena reconfigured to allow for AFL matches.

The venue previously hosted NRL matches with the Canterbury Bulldogs playing there in 2001, attracting a record crowd of 21,895 against the Eels. The stadium hosted its first cricket match in January 2015 with the Sydney Thunder playing two home games there due to Stadium Australia being used for the Asian Cup. As of the 2015/16 season, the Thunder moved to the venue full-time.

Sydney Showground Stadium

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 for the AFL season only, then as of July 2014 it was known as its commercial name year-round until that deal concluded in February 2019. As of March 2019, the venue was officially known as Giants Stadium after the AFL club purchased the naming rights, however it continued to be referred to as Sydney Showground Stadium for cricket matches. On March 7, 2024, energy company ENGIE was announced as the new naming-rights sponsor, with the Sydney Showground to be known as Engie Stadium year-round as part of the three-year partnership.

Within the greater Sydney Showground precinct, there are over 20 spaces situated around the main stadium, including The Dome (which was used for basketball during the Sydney Olympic Games), the Charles Moses Stadium and various Exhibition Halls for indoor sports.

Engie Stadium Details

Grand Parade, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127 GET DIRECTIONS
23,500 (100% of capacity)
Record Crowd
21,924 - 15/07/17: AFL: GWS Giants v Sydney Swans
Highest Crowd since 2003
Arena Roof
Video Screen
Arena Dimensions
164 x 127.5m
Former/Other Names
Sydney Baseball Stadium
Sydney Showground Stadium
Skoda Stadium
Spotless Stadium
Giants Stadium
Engie Stadium
Sports Played
Australian Football
Home Teams
GWS Giants (AFL)
Sydney Thunder (BBL)  
Historic Events
Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
Last Event
Next Event
Official Website
Sydney Showground is serviced by train, bus and ferry services. Sydney Olympic Park train station is located a short 5-minute walk from the stadium. The sprint service operates between Lidcombe and Olympic Park Stations every 10 minutes daily. A taxi rank is located near the Novotel hotel on Olympic Boulevard in Sydney Olympic Park.
Carparks P1, P5 and P6 are in close proximity to the Sydney Showground.
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