Visiting the Sydney Olympic Park

Jonata Nalvins August 24, 2017 0
Visiting the Sydney Olympic Park

The 2000 Summer Olympics were held in Sydney, Australia. In order to hold these Olympic games, the Australian government allocated funds for the building of an Olympic park. Within the Olympic Park, the ANZ Stadium was built. With over 100,000 seats, it was the largest Olympic stadium when it was constructed. Unlike many other Olympic stadiums that tend to fall into disuse and disrepair, ANZ stadium is still being used for various events and activities. It has been in used for a wide range of different sporting events and concerts. If you are in Sydney at any time of the year, you will be able to visit ANZ Stadium and see something truly engaging and entertaining.

Rugby

Rugby League is far more popular in Australia than Rugby Union, but ANZ Stadium in Sydney hosts games from both codes. In the Australian Rugby League, more than five different teams have held their home games at the stadium. At least one State of Origin game is played at the stadium every year.

There are fewer Rugby Union games played at the stadium, partially because the base of support for Union is elsewhere. Also, it is just not as popular of a game. However, there are at least two Union games played every year. The Rugby World Cup and other international matches also often use the stadium as a venue when they are in Australia. It is an incredible stadium that brings tourists from all over the country and all over the world to watch rugby. However, they don’t come just for the rugby games

Association Football

Sydney FC plays at least one game at the stadium each year. International football contests often use ANZ stadium as a venue due to its incredible size. If an organiser is putting together a large football match of international proportions, they need to be able to hold tens of thousands or even one hundred thousand people. There are few stadiums in the world that can hold that many people.

The Australian national football team also plays assorted test matches and friendlies at the stadium throughout the year.

American Football

It is not very common to find American football in Australia, but it’s not totally impossible. The National Football League (NFL) in the United States and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have been attempting to expand the reach of American football to different countries, and are trying to gain new audiences around the world. For that reason, one or two games of American football are typically played at ANZ stadium each year. Typically, they are professional games, but occasionally university teams will play their first or last game of the year in Australia.

Concerts

Many popular acts have played at the stadium. Only some of the biggest artists in the world play the stadium since it has such a huge capacity. Artists such as U2, AC/DC, and Taylor Swift have held concerts at the stadium. It attracts some of the biggest names in the world.

ANZ stadium has something for everyone, no matter what time of year you visit.

 

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