Arena of Australia is among the leading sports arenas of Australia which is a multi-purpose arena, situated in the Sydney Olympic Park. It is commonly known as ANZ Stadium (the name supplied by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group) and formerly as Telstra Stadium. It is also regarded as the"Olympic Stadium" constructed in March 1993 at the price of $690 million to sponsor the Summer Olympics of the year 2000. It is the second largest arena in Australia, after the Melbourne Cricket Ground that symbolizes many global cricket events like the Ashes series, World Cup matches combined with numerous BBL matches. It's been the home stadium of New South Wales cricket group since 2014 after BBL cricket group"Sydney Thunders". This arena provides a multi-sport utility platform to perform multiple sports in precisely the exact same stadium with little modifications. To be able to provide the facility, significant alterations were completed for the matches requiring an oval field like cricket and Australian Rules football. Consequently, it contributes to removal of two wing stands and the athletics track with a debut of movable seats section.


  • The scene also observed the first American soccer game, held in southern hemisphere in 1999 between San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos.
  • The stadium hosts"Big Bash League" matches and will be the home place for"New South Wales".
  • The arena has hosted the first ever international Twenty20 game between India and Australia in February 2012.
  • Apart from sports, the stadium is also used for concerts with celebrity performers such as AC/DC, Taylor Swift, and Eminem.
  • It hosted the first Monster Jam Australia occasion in 2003.
  • Stadium Australia was designed in 1993 to sponsor the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
  • The Super Rugby closing of 2014 between"Canterbury Crusaders" and"New South Wales Waratahs" was conducted here, witnessed by a listing Super Rugby crowd of approximately 61,800.

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