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The Big Events Keep Rolling At Sydney’s ANZ Stadium

  • Big end to the year at Stadium Australia with five monster events still to come;
  • All event info and ticketing details available here;
  • Series of not-to-be-missed sports and entertainment events to draw big crowds to Sydney Olympic Park.


Julian Keith

FIVE massive Sydney events are set to roll out at Stadium Australia in the run home to year’s end, with the winter footy codes giving way to global superstars, family entertainment and world-class round-ball football action.

The 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final, which attracted a huge crowd of 82,688 to Stadium Australia on Sunday 30 September, also brought to a close an intense season of major winter sports action.

But the BIG events keep coming at Stadium Australia, with five major sports and entertainment events all expected to draw crowds of 40,000-plus to the Sydney Olympic Park precinct.

The upcoming blockbusters are:

  • Monster Jam – the most intense family motorsports entertainment experience on the planet – at Stadium Australia on Saturday 13 October;
  • Global superstar Taylor Swift and her reputation Stadium Tour show on Friday 2 November;
  • Australian football farewelling our greatest Socceroo Tim Cahill when the Socceroos play Lebanon at Stadium Australia on Tuesday 20 November;
  • Rock Hall Of Fame legends Bon Jovi returning to Stadium Australia on Saturday 8 December;
  • A-League Sydney Derby XX – Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC – in the lead-up to Christmas at Stadium Australia on Saturday 15 December.

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Expect the unexpected at Monster Jam, the family entertainment spectacular that rolls out at Stadium Australia on Saturday 13 October.

The Stadium Australia arena will be turned in to a giant dirt track created with the sole purpose of pushing perfectly engineered, larger-than-life trucks and their star drivers to the limit.

It’s adrenaline-charged, high-flying, four-wheel excitement at its best.

Ten-time Grammy award winner, Taylor Swift, is bringing her reputation Stadium Tour to Stadium Australia on Friday 2 November.

The pop goddess will be returning to the scene of her phenomenal 2015 show that saw more than 76,000 fans turn out for one of the Stadium’s iconic concert moments.

Get ready for one of the hottest tours on the planet in 2018!

The great Tim Cahill, who announced his retirement after the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will be recognised for his contribution to the sport when the Socceroos meet Lebanon in an international friendly at Stadium Australia on Tuesday 20 November. 

Stadium Australia has been the scene of some of Cahill’s finest performances during his 107-cap career – from the historic night against Uruguay in 2005 to last year’s sudden-death triumphs over Syria and Honduras that took the Socceroos to the World Cup.

It promises to be the ultimate farewell for Cahill. NSW has a vibrant Australian Lebanese community (165,000 Australians of Lebanese heritage live in Sydney alone) and the game is set to be a colourful celebration of football and culture.

Don’t miss this Where Were You Moment in Australian sport and the chance to say #ThanksTim.

We’ve gotta hold on, ready or not, because Bon Jovi are on their way back to Stadium Australia this December.

The newly anointed Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are touring in celebration of their latest album This House Is Not for Sale and will play a Sydney-exclusive show at Stadium Australia on Saturday 8 December.

The Tour has already received both fan and critical acclaim, with its first North American leg grossing an estimated $47 million and its South American leg grossing nearly $40 million.

This is Bon Jovi’s first outing since the band’s 2013 Because We Can World Tour which drew more than 65,000 fans to Stadium Australia.

The 20th A-League Sydney Derby – Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC – will take place at be on Stadium Australia, Saturday 15 December.

The spectacular Derby will be played just 10 days before Christmas, in an early festive treat for fans of the A-League’s biggest rivalry.

Make sure you’re here for another chapter in the Sydney v Sydney feud.

You can experience any or all of these five sports and entertainment blockbusters in style with Stadium Australia Official Hospitality. Entertain your most important clients, or family and friends, in a Private Suite, Zone Box, or in Centreline Seats close to the action. Enquiries here.


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