ANZ Stadium (also known as Stadium Australia) is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct of Homebush Bay. Purpose built for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, since opening in 1999, ANZ Stadium has been the stage for some of Australia's greatest sporting moments. From the spectacular Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies to that unforgettable winning goal during the Rugby World Cup, the ANZ Stadium holds a special place in the hearts of Australia's sports fans.
ANZ Stadium opened with a capacity of more than 110,000, making it the largest Olympic stadium in history. At that time it was the largest stadium in Australia. Following the Sydney Olympic Games, the stadium was remodelled to seat around 83,000 people.
It is one of the world's finest and most technologically-advanced stadiums. ANZ Stadium's unique design means it can be reconfigured from oval to rectangular mode in just 12 hours, making it the only stadium in the world which is designed to host five professional sporting codes - rugby league, rugby union, Australian Rules football and cricket. The Stadium has also hosted a number of global entertainment acts including U2, The Rolling Stones, Andre Rieu and AC/DC.
The Explore Tour will take you behind the scenes and allow you to follow in the footsteps of these sporting heroes. Relive the incredible Olympic Games triumphs and tears and step up on the Olympic dais for the ultimate photo souvenir. Go deep under ANZ Stadium into the change rooms and experience the place where teams prepare to do battle for the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby League Grand Finals, and see where Australian Football and State of Origin stars prepare themselves for the game.
An ANZ Stadium Gantry Tour will take you above the scenes as well. The gantry is a steel mesh walkway which sits above the ANZ Stadium arena. You'll be amazed by the bird's eye view as you weave your way through the gantry just a few metres below the stadium roof.
Visit the nearby Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre and swim in the pool of champions. The Aquatic Centre has four indoor heated pools, giant water slides, a spa, sauna, steam room and heath club, all surrounded by lush palm trees and colourful mosaics. Book a tour and re-live Australia's gold medal winning swims while learning the secrets of why the pool is considered one of the world's best.
Surrounding Sydney Olympic Park is Bicentennial Park, which is a delightful place for a picnic or stroll. Hire a bike from the bike shop and cycle along the shared pathways; or cool off in the splashing fountains and water spouts at the water play area.
ANZ Stadium is at Sydney Olympic Park, 17km west of Sydney's city centre and 8km from Parramatta. You can catch a train to Olympic Park Station from Central Station; or ride one of Sydney's famous ferries to Sydney Olympic Park Wharf on the Parramatta River service from Circular Quay.