AFTER 12 great years, the naming rights sponsorship with ANZ has finished and the Stadium will now transition to its original name of Stadium Australia.
Stadium Australia will go to the market for a new naming rights sponsor on the recovery side of the pandemic and NSW can look forward to hosting a new decade of sport and entertainment events.
On 15 September this year, it was 20 years since Stadium Australia hosted the 2000 Sydney Olympic & Paralympic Games, described by IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch as the “best ever” Games. The Stadium has been the home of major events in NSW since opening on 6 March 1999 in the lead-up to the Games .
Stadium Australia has welcomed more than 29 million spectators through the turnstiles to share in the passion, excitement and drama of some of Australia’s greatest events and most iconic sporting moments.
Stadium Australia has also become part of the social fabric of NSW and plays a significant role in the community
In February 2020, a Fire Fight Australia concert ran for 10 hours, featured 23 acts, attracted 75,000 fans at the Stadium and a TV audience of millions as $10.7 million was raised for national bushfire appeals.
During the COVID public health crisis of 2020, the Stadium’s Catering team utilised the venue’s large commercial kitchens to produce tens of thousands of meals for isolated international travellers at Sydney hotels.
The success of Stadium Australia in its 22 years of operation has helped Sydney emphatically establish its status as a major event city. The Stadium brings people together, creating social inclusion and a sense of connection throughout Greater Sydney.