- 50 major events & 1.6 million fans in 2015
- 230,000 fans attended Asian Cup games @ANZStadium
- Blockbusters across four footy codes
- Origin, Bledisloe, NRL GF
- Blues, Wallabies, Socceroos, Bulldogs, Rabbitohs, Tigers, Eels, Dragons, Waratahs
- Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift & more music concerts to come
A THREE-DAY Easter footy feast, the crucial first State of Origin game, the opening Bledisloe Cup clash, a Super Rugby Grand Final rematch between the Waratahs and Crusaders, 26 NRL games, three key Swans fixtures, Finals and the NRL Grand Final . . . it’s a footy season for the ages ahead at Stadium Australia.
It really does promise to be #Amazing2015, with two of the biggest concerts in Australia this year top-and-tailing a packed football season on the Stadium Australia Event Calendar.
Legendary rock group Foo Fighters will light up the Stadium just a fortnight out from the opening NRL fixtures of 2015, while pop queen Taylor Swift will bring her 1989 World Tour show to the Stadium in late November.
2015 exploded into action with the biggest football tournament ever staged in this country – the AFC Asian Cup, watched by more than 1.6 billion football fans. All seven games, including the semi-final on Australia Day and the Final on 31 January were played at Sydney’s Olympic stadium. Almost 230,000 fans clicked through the gates at Stadium Australia during the tournament, including a sellout 76,385 for the Final.
The Rabbitohs returned to the scene of their Grand Final triumph for the annual Charity Shield fixture on 7 February – an appetiser for the 26 NRL games, which kick off with a dynamic double in March, as arch-western Sydney rivals the Bulldogs and the Eels meet on Friday 13 March and the Rabbitohs play the Roosters in Sunday afternoon footy on 15 March.
The Rabbitohs will feature in back-to-back Sunday afternoon March fixtures, with the premiers also hosting Wests Tigers on Sunday 22 March.
Then all sporting eyes will be on Stadium Australia for the #EasterFootyFest – three days of spectacular NRL and AFL action across the Easter period.
2014 NRL Grand Final combatants the Bulldogs and the Rabbitohs will meet for the first time since last year’s decider on Good Friday 3 April, the Sydney Swans will kick off their 2015 campaign on Easter Saturday against Essendon, while the Eels will host the Tigers again on Easter Monday.
Upwards of 140,000 fans are expected through the gates of Stadium Australia across the three days of Easter.
Reigning Super Rugby champions the Waratahs will play a historic ANZAC Day match against Melbourne Rebels at Stadium Australia on Saturday 25 April – the Tahs’ first game back at the venue that hosted their unforgettable title win last year.
The Tahs will then line up against their Grand Final rivals, the NZ Crusaders, on Saturday 23 May. Should the Waratahs again qualify to host the Super Rugby Final, that match is scheduled for Stadium Australia on Saturday 4 July.
With 2015 a Rugby World Cup year, the Wallabies will be striving to break a 13-year Bledisloe Cup drought when they take on the mighty All Blacks on Saturday 8 August. Last year the Wallabies at least prevented the All Blacks from recording a world-record 18th Test win with a gritty 12-all draw in the mud at Stadium Australia.
While the Swans will open their season at Easter at Sydney Olympic Park, they will also play key home fixtures against Geelong on Saturday 16 May and against 2014 Grand Final rivals Hawthorn on Saturday 18 July.
The Swans boast a remarkable 8-1 home finals record at Stadium Australia and they will again play their Finals at the Olympic venue in 2015, while the NRL finals series will culminate with one of the biggest events on the Sydney sporting landscape, the NRL Grand Final, on Sunday 4 October.
It’s a dynamic year unfolding here at the Stadium. Make sure you join us for the ride.
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