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STATS AMAZING: Booming Arsenal-in-Sydney Attendances Take 2017 Stadium Aggregate Soaring Past 1 Million

  • 163,652 fans for back-to-back Arsenal In Sydney blockbusters;
  • Aggregate annual attendance at Stadium Australia in 2017 now 1.17 million – with some of the biggest events still to roll out;
  • Stadium Australia Membership entitles you to attend EVERY. SINGLE. GAME, and provides an exclusive pre-event purchase window for global concert acts, plus other benefits.

Crystelle Cordero and Julian Keith

SELLOUT crowds for the Arsenal blockbusters have Sydney’s home of major events Stadium Australia on track to post one of its highest attendance years since the 2000 Olympics.

As football fans flocked to witness Arsenal’s first visit to Australia in 40 years, a total of 163,652 fans attended the Arsenal v Sydney FC (80,432) game and Arsenal v Western Sydney Wanderers (83,221).

The monster Arsenal In Sydney crowds come on the back of a bumper 82,259 for State of Origin II in June, 72,892 for Liverpool v Sydney FC in May, record attendances during the concert season in February-March, and 44,843 for the Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC A-League Derby earlier in the year.

Global superstar Adele’s two sold-out performances in March drew the biggest attendances of the year – a phenomenal 98,364 for Concert 2 on Saturday 11 March after 96,364 on Friday 10 March.

The 2016 calendar year aggregate attendance to 17 July at Stadium Australia stands at a massive 1,171,049.

A grand total of 25,865,051 fans have now passed through the turnstiles of Sydney’s Olympic stadium since it opened in 1999 in the lead-up to the Games.

The 13 biggest events at Stadium Australia so far in 2017 have been:

98,364: Adele – Live 2017 (Concert 2), Sat 11 March;

96,470: Adele – Live 2017 (Concert 1), Fri 10 March;

83,221: Arsenal In Sydney: Arsenal v Western Sydney Wanderers, Sat 15 July;

82,259: State of Origin II: NSW v Queensland, Wed 21 June;

80,432: Arsenal In Sydney: Arsenal v Sydney FC, Thurs 13 July;

72,892: Reds In Sydney: Liverpool v Sydney FC, Wed 24 May;

70,166: Justin Bieber – Purpose World Tour, Wed 15 March;

54,648: Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies v All Blacks, Sat 19 Aug;

52,438: Guns N Roses – Not In This Lifetime Tour, Fri 10 Feb;

44,843: Sydney Derby III: Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC, Sat 18 Feb;

35,984: Good Friday NRL: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Fri 14 April;

35,242: Guns N Roses – Not In The Lifetime Tour, Sat 11 Feb;

30,901: NRL Stay Kind Cup: Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers, Sun 23 July;

28,249: Easter Monday NRL: Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers, Mon 17 April;

Some of the biggest events in 2017 are still to roll out at Stadium Australia, including:

  • THE opening Bledisloe Cup Test – Wallabies v All Blacks – on Saturday 18 August;
  • NRL Finals in September;
  • THE 2017 Telstra Premiership Grand Final on Sunday 1 October;
  • MONSTER Jam, Monster Trucks Spectacular, on Saturday 21 October;
  • 2017/18 Hyundai A-League Sydney Derby II, Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC, Saturday 9 December;
  • Major end-of-year concert announcement TBC.

The highest annual event attendance at Stadium Australia since the 2000 Olympics was the 1.634 million that was posted in 2013 during a year that featured a British & Irish Lions Rugby Test, two State of Origin games, a Socceroos World Cup qualifier, and a visit by English Premier League giants Manchester United.

Of course, this aggregate crowd figure is just for the Olympic stadium on its own. The Sydney Olympic Park precinct will welcome more than 13 million visitors this year.

Stadium Australia Membership entitles you to attend EVERY. SINGLE. GAME, and provides an exclusive pre-event purchase window for global concert acts, plus other benefits, so why not become a Member today? Join now for the hot price of $1590, including the one-off joining fee and 2017 Annual Subscription.

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