|Location||Moore Park, Sydney (Map )|
|Owner||Government of New South Wales via the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust|
|Operator||Sydney Cricket Ground Trust|
|Capacity||45,500 (venue capacity) |
44,000 (seated capacity)
|Record attendance||44,380 - Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs, 22 September 2018|
|Field size||140 x 79 metres|
|Opened||24 January 1988|
|Closed||5 October 2018|
|Construction cost||$68 million|
|Architect||Philip Cox, Richardson & Taylor|
Sydney Roosters (NRL; 1988–2018)
Sydney FC (A-League; 2005–2018)
Australian Sevens (2016–2018)
The Sydney Football Stadium, commercially known as Allianz Stadium and previously Aussie Stadium, was a football stadium in Moore Park, Sydney, Australia. Built in 1988 next to the Sydney Cricket Ground, the stadium was Sydney's premier rectangular field venue for rugby league, rugby union, and football.
A stadium is a place or venue for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts, or other events and consists of a field or stage either partly or completely surrounded by a tiered structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the event.
Moore Park is a small suburb located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southeast of the Sydney central business district, in the south-eastern suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is part of local government area of the City of Sydney.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,230,330 and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.
The Kangaroos, the Wallabies, and the Socceroos occasionally played at the stadium, while the Sydney Roosters, NSW Waratahs, and Sydney FC were the ground's major tenants. The stadium usually held both National Rugby League semi finals and one preliminary final, and also held the annual pre-season Charity Shield football match between South Sydney and St George Illawarra for a number of years. It hosted all New South Wales Rugby League/Australian Rugby League rugby league grand finals, as well as the first grand final under the NRL banner, between 1988 and 1998.
The Australian national rugby league team have represented Australia in senior men's rugby league football competition since the establishment of the 'Northern Union game' in Australia in 1908. Administered by the Australian Rugby League, the Kangaroos are ranked first in the RLIF World Rankings. The team is the most successful in Rugby League World Cup history, having contested all 15 and winning 11 of them, failing to reach the final only once, in the inaugural tournament in 1954. Only four nations have beaten Australia in test matches, and Australia have an overall win percentage of 67%.
The Australia national rugby union team, nicknamed the Wallabies, is controlled by Rugby Australia. The team first played at Sydney in 1899, winning their first test match against the touring British Isles team.
The Australia national soccer team represents Australia in international men's soccer. Officially nicknamed the Socceroos, the team is controlled by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006.
The NSW Government announced plans in November 2017 for the stadium to be knocked down and rebuilt. The stadium closed in October 2018, with the last event being a Michael Buble concert. Demolition began in early 2019, continuing after several legal challenges and becoming a major issue during the 2019 New South Wales state election.
The 2019 New South Wales state election was held on Saturday 23 March 2019 to elect the 57th Parliament of New South Wales, including all 93 seats in the Legislative Assembly and 21 of the 42 seats in the Legislative Council. The election was conducted by the New South Wales Electoral Commission (NSWEC).
Prior to its construction, major events were usually held at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), as it was the largest stadium in Sydney. But the SCG, being an oval field, was not considered ideal for sports requiring a rectangular field such as soccer, rugby league and rugby union, although it had been used many times for such events.
The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is a sports stadium in Sydney, Australia. It is used for Test, One Day International and Twenty20 cricket, as well as Australian rules football, rugby league football, rugby union, and association football. It is the home ground for the New South Wales Blues cricket team, the Sydney Sixers of the Big Bash League and the Sydney Swans Australian Football League club. It is also the temporary home of the Sydney Roosters of the National Rugby League, the NSW Waratahs of Super Rugby, during the redevelopment of the Sydney Football Stadium. It is owned and operated by the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust that also manages the Sydney Football Stadium located next door. Until the 44,000 seat Football Stadium opened in 1988, the Sydney Cricket Ground was the major rugby league venue in Sydney.
Rugby league is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. One of the two codes of rugby, it originated in Northern England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to players. Its rules progressively changed with the aim of producing a faster, more entertaining game for spectators.
Rugby union, widely known simply as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at each end.
Sydney Football Stadium was built upon the former Sydney Sports Ground in Moore Park, and the former SCG No 2 adjacent to the existing SCG. Both were owned by the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust. It officially opened by Premier Barrie Unsworth on 24 January 1988. The first sporting event was a rugby league match between the Eastern Suburbs Roosters and St George Dragons on 4 March 1988. Its seating capacity was 41,159, but after numerous expansions, today stands at 45,500 [ citation needed ], although the venue's official record attendance for a sporting event stands at 44,380 [ citation needed ], set on 31 October 1993 for the 1994 FIFA World Cup Qualifier when the Socceroos played Argentina.
The Sydney Sports Ground No. 1 was a Stadium and Dirt track racing venue in Sydney, New South Wales. The ground was located where the car park of the Sydney Football Stadium (SFS) currently sits. The ground had two main grandstands and was surrounded by a grass covered hill, giving it a capacity of more than 35,000. It was demolished along with the smaller No.2 Ground in 1986 to allow the building of the SFS, which opened in 1988. During its lifespan the Sports Ground hosted Rugby league, Rugby Union, Soccer, Motorcycle speedway and Speedway car racing.
The Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust is an agency of the Government of New South Wales that operates several sporting facilities in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The Premier of New South Wales is the head of government in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The Government of New South Wales follows the Westminster system, with a Parliament of New South Wales acting as the legislature. The Premier is appointed by the Governor of New South Wales, and by modern convention holds office by virtue of his or her ability to command the support of a majority of members of the lower house of Parliament, the Legislative Assembly.
The Sydney Football Stadium was the Sydney Roosters' home ground from 1988. It was built on the site of the old Sydney Sports Ground which served as the Roosters home ground for decades, and the old SCG No 2 which served as a secondary ground for some state cricket matches, an additional training ground, and athletics. Both grounds were demolished in 1986 to make way for the SFS.
The Sydney Roosters is an Australian professional rugby league football club. They are based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. The club competes in the National Rugby League (NRL) competition and is one of the oldest and most successful clubs. The Roosters have won fourteen New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) and National Rugby League titles, and several other competitions. Only the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Dragons have won more premierships. The club holds the record for having the most wins and the second greatest margin of victory in a match in Australian rugby league history, and has won more minor premierships than any other club. The Roosters is one of only two clubs to finish runners-up in its inaugural season. The Eastern Suburbs DRLFC is the only club to have played in each and every season at the elite level, and since the 1970s has often been dubbed the "glamour club" of the league. Coached by Trent Robinson along with captains Boyd Cordner and Jake Friend, the Roosters play their home games at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The first event held at the venue marked the beginning of the 1988 Rugby League season, with a match between the then Eastern Suburbs Roosters and the St George Dragons on Friday 4 March 1988. St George won the game 24-14. The Roosters had to wait until Round 5 that season for their first win at the venue, defeating the Gold Coast Giants 28-10.
From 1988 to 1999 and from 2002 to 2005, it also served as the home ground for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.The Rabbitohs returned to the ground with a one off game against the Broncos in Round 25 of the 2015 NRL season.
The SFS has hosted rugby league football test matches since its opening in 1988 starting with two matches in Australia's 1988 Ashes series win against Great Britain. The first game of the series saw the Wally Lewis captained, Don Furner coached Australians christen their new Sydney home with a 17-6 win in front of 24,480 fans. That game was also the 100th test match between Australia and either Great Britain or England. The record international Rugby League crowd at the stadium was set for the first Ashes against Great Britain on their 1992 Australasian Tour when Australia won 22-6 in front of 40,141 in what was the first time a test in Sydney had attracted over 40,000 fans since 1974. The stadium has also hosted the Rugby League Tri-Nations, including the Final of the 2006 tournament in which Australia triumphed 16-12 over New Zealand in Golden point extra-time thanks to a try by captain Darren Lockyer.
Rugby league also had some memorable moments including: The first grand final in 1988 saw Canterbury-Bankstown defeat Balmain 24-12 in front of 40,000 fans to send club captain Steve Mortimer into retirement with a premiership. The match had its controversial moment when Bulldogs Five-eighth Terry Lamb hit Tigers English import Centre Ellery Hanley with a high tackle out of the game before the 30th minute: The 1989 NSWRL grand final which was won by the Canberra Raiders over the Balmain Tigers 19-14 thanks to a try by replacement forward Steve Jackson in extra-time for their first premiership: The 1991 NSWRL grand final won by the Penrith Panthers over Canberra 19-12 in which Penrith's Royce Simmons scored 2 tries in his final match giving the Panthers their first title: Brisbane's maiden premiership with a 28-8 win over St. George in 1992 NSWRL grand final, highlighted by a 95-metre try to Broncos Centre Steve Renouf: and the 1997 ARL Grand Final between the Newcastle Knights and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, with the Knights winning their first title with a 22-16 win following a try to Darren Albert in the dying seconds of the game after the Knights had trailed Manly since early in the game. Manly had won their previous 11 games against the Knights prior to that Grand Final.
The last grand final played at the SFS was the 1998 NRL Grand Final between Canterbury and Brisbane. In front of 40,857 fans, the Broncos ran out easy 38-12 winners to win their 4th premiership from four grand Final appearances.
Two standout State Of Origin matches in which Queensland triumphed over New South Wales with last-minute victories in 1994 and 1998, as well as Michael O'Connor's sideline conversion in driving rain for a NSW win in Game 2 of the 1991 series. Also of note was Queensland's backs to the wall win in Game 2 of the 1989. Despite losing Allan Langer to a broken leg, Mal Meninga with a fractured eye socket and Paul Vautin with an elbow injury in the first half, plus losing winger Michael Hancock to a shoulder injury in the second half, the Maroons triumphed 16-12 to wrap up the series. It was also found out after the game that Queensland's lock forward Bob Lindner had played most of the second half with a fractured ankle.
The Sydney Football Stadium has been the venue of some of Australian sport's greatest matches and moments. The final of the 1993 World Youth Cup between Brazil and Ghana was also held at the SFS, Brazil winning 2-1. The 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Australia and Argentina featuring Argentine association football legend Diego Maradona, finishing in a 1-1 draw with goals to Aurelio Vidmar for Australia and Abel Balbo for Argentina. Despite the grounds increase in capacity since 1993, this match retains the record sporting attendance at the SFS and many more were actually in attendance as the gates were thrown open close to kick-off as a safety measure.
It was used as the venue for the 2000 Summer Olympics Women's association football gold medal match between Norway and the United States. Norway defeated the USA 3-2 in front of 22,848 fans.
In 2002, the naming rights were purchased by Aussie Home Loans in a 5-year + 5-year deal. Due to this, the stadium was renamed Aussie Stadium. On 7 July 2007 the stadium reverted to its original Sydney Football Stadium name after Aussie Home Loans and the SCG Trust mutually elected not to extend the naming rights deal.
In 2003, the SFS hosted several matches in the Rugby World Cup: (Ireland v Namibia), (Argentina v Romania), (Scotland v Fiji), (South Africa v Georgia), (Georgia v Uruguay; this match was notable for attracting a crowd of 28,576, despite the low profiles of both teams).
In 2007 the Sydney Roosters High Performance Centre and Administrative departments set up their headquarters at the Sydney Football Stadium.
The 2008 Rugby League World Cup's opening ceremony and Group A match between Australia and New Zealand was played at the Stadium. The SFS also hosted one game from the knockout stage: the 2nd Semi-final between Australia and Fiji.
In 2012, Allianz Insurance secured the rights to the naming of the Sydney Football Stadium; the venue is now known as Allianz Stadium.
In 2018, Allianz Stadium hosted one of three AFL pre-season mini competitions called AFLX.
In 2012 Sydney Cricket Ground Trust announced a master plan to redevelop Sydney Football Stadium, as well as Sydney Cricket Ground and the surrounding area, with a vision "for the SCG and Allianz Stadium is to create an exciting new concept for Sydney’s central sporting precinct - a revitalised, world-class, sports and recreation facility for NSW and Australia". The development of Sydney Football Stadium would have included a new fully covered roof and a new LED facade mesh for the stadium which would allow the exterior to change colours to suit the home team, similar to Munich's Allianz Arena. As well, development to the surrounding area would have included a new public plaza between the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium, new transport infrastructure, new underground car parks (4,100 cars) and development of the surrounding parkland. The scheduled start date for the project would have commenced after the completion of the Sydney Cricket Ground redevelopment, in January 2014.[ citation needed ] In early 2015, the video screens were replaced with large High Definition screens similar to the one at the Dally Messenger Stand at the SCG.
In September 2015, the New South Wales Government announced a proposal to replace the SFS with a new 50,000 to 55,000 seat venue.The proposed new stadium was cancelled in April 2016, with the SFS to be refurbished instead.
March 8 2019, the NSW government announced that the stadium will be demolished
In 2017 the NSW Government announced that the Sydney Football Stadium along with Stadium Australia will be demolished and rebuilt at the cost of $2.3 billion.The final event at the stadium was a Michael Bublé concert on 5 October 2018. Demolition began in early 2019.
|Rugby league||44,380||22 September 2018||2018 NRL Finals Series|
|Rugby union||44,085||23 June 2018||Lansdowne Cup|
|Soccer||43,967||31 October 1993||1994 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|As of 23 September 2018|
Since its opening in 1988, the Sydney Football Stadium hosted eleven NSWRL/ARL/NRL grand finals between 1988 and 1998, and has also hosted three A-League grand finals.
* Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Canberra Raiders hold the record for the most grand Final appearances at the stadium with four each. The Bulldogs appeared as Canterbury-Bankstown in 1988 and 1994, as the Sydney Bulldogs in 1995 and as the Canterbury Bulldogs in 1998
* Canberra and the Brisbane Broncos hold the record for most grand final wins at the stadium with three each.
* Brisbane and the Newcastle Knights are the only teams to win each of their grand finals played at the stadium.
* St George and Balmain are the only clubs who failed to win in any of their grand Final appearances at the stadium.
* Canterbury-Bankstown appeared in the first and last grand finals at the SFS.
* Brisbane's 26 point win over Canterbury-Bankstown in 1998 is the biggest grand final winning margin at the SFS. Canberra's 4 point win over Penrith in 1990 is the smallest winning margin.
Since the A-League's first season in 2006, the Sydney Football Stadium has hosted the A-League grand final on four occasions, including the inaugural grand final between Sydney FC and the Central Coast Mariners.
The Football Stadium has hosted twelve Australia internationals and one involving the Australian Super League. The results were as follows;
|11 June 1988||17–6||24,480|| 1988 Ashes series |
100th test match between Australia and Great Britain / England
|9 July 1988||12–26||15,944||1988 Ashes series |
1985–1988 Rugby League World Cup group stage
|24 July 1991||44–0||34,911||1991 Trans-Tasman Test series|
|12 June 1992||22–6||40,141||1992 Ashes series|
|7 July 1995||20–10||27,568||1995 Trans-Tasman Test series|
|25 April 1997*||34–22||23,829||1997 Anzac Test|
|12 July 2002||64–10||31,844|
|25 July 2003||48–6||30,605|
|4 November 2006||12–23||24,953||2006 Rugby League Tri-Nations|
|25 November 2006||16–12||27,325||2006 Rugby League Tri-Nations Final|
|26 October 2008||30–6||34,157||2008 Rugby League World Cup Group A|
|16 November 2008||52–0||15,855||2008 Rugby League World Cup Semi-final|
|2 May 2014||30–18||25,459||2014 Anzac Test|
|11 November 2017||34-0||21,127||2017 Rugby League World Cup Group A Match|
* 1997 Anzac Test match played against the Australian Super League team. The Australian Rugby League and Australian Rugby League Commission do not count this as an official test, though it is counted by the New Zealand Rugby League and the Rugby League International Federation.
Since its opening in 1988, the Football Stadium has hosted twenty six Australia rugby union internationals. The results were as follows;
|1 July 1989||British and Irish Lions||30–12||39,433|
|15 July 1989||18–19||39,401|
|9 June 1990||21–9||34,572|
|30 July 1990||19–28||34,776|
|27 July 1991||40–15||39,681|
|10 August 1991||21–12||41,565|
|13 June 1992||27–12||35,535|
|4 July 1992||16–15||39,870|
|25 July 1992||23–26||40,438|
|31 July 1993||20–28||41,190|
|21 August 1993||19–12||41,877|
|11 June 1994||32–18||37,239|
|6 August 1994||73–3||30,167|
|17 August 1994||20–16||41,917|
|6 May 1995||30–13||27,829|
|29 July 1995||23–34||39,327|
|22 June 1996||42–3||35,784|
|13 July 1996||21–16||41,850|
|21 June 1997||29–15||31,572|
|12 July 1997||25–6||40,132|
|13 June 1998||45–3||36,263|
|29 August 1998||19–14||40,501|
|23 June 2012||20–19||42,889|
|21 June 2014||39–13||43,188|
|25 June 2016||40–44||44,063|
|23 June 2018||16–20||44,085|
The SFS also hosted five 2003 Rugby World Cup matches but none of them involved Australia. The results were as follows;
|Date||Competition||Home team||Away team||Attendance|
|19 October 2003||2003 Rugby World Cup Pool A||64||7||35,382|
|22 October 2003||2003 Rugby World Cup Pool A||50||3||33,673|
|24 October 2003||2003 Rugby World Cup Pool C||46||19||34,308|
|28 October 2003||2003 Rugby World Cup Pool C||12||24||28,576|
|1 November 2003||2003 Rugby World Cup Pool B||22||20||37,137|
List of international football matches played at the Sydney Football Stadium since 1988 (Senior men's games only).
|1||14 July 1988||18,985|
|2||17 July 1988||28,161|
|3||12 March 1989||13,621|
|4||16 April 1989||40,320|
|5||1 June 1991||35,743|
|6||26 January 1992||13,456|
|7||12 July 1992||12,735|
|8||15 August 1993||25,982|
|9||31 October 1993||43,967|
|10||12 June 1994||17,769|
|11||11 February 1995||15,000|
|12||15 February 1995||4,541|
|13||18 June 1995||18,446|
|14||28 February 1996||13,905|
|15||25 January 1997||17,429|
|16||11 February 1998||9,823|
|17||9 June 2000||10,000|
|18||21 May 2004||28,326|
|19||12 October 2004||19,208|
|20||16 August 2006||32,622|
|21||11 October 2006||36,606|
|22||23 May 2008||29,914|
|23||10 October 2009||40,537|
|24||9 October 2010||25,210|
|25||19 November 2013||20,165|
|26||29 March 2016||24,975|
The Football Stadium hosted five games of the 2000 Olympic Games Men's Football tournament including a Quarter final, a Semi-final and the Bronze medal match. It also hosted five matches of the Women's Football tournament including a Semi-final and the Bronze and Gold Medal matches.
|Date||Time (AEST)||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Round||Attendance|
|16 September 2000||20:00||2–3||Group A||38,080|
|19 September 2000||20:00||1–2||Group A||37,788|
|23 September 2000||20:00||0–1||Quarter-final 3||38,134|
|26 September 2000||20:00||3–1||Semi-final 1||39,800|
|29 September 2000||20:00||0–2||Bronze medal match||26,381|
|Date||Time (AEST)||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Round||Attendance|
|16 September 2000||17:00||1–1||Group E||33,600|
|19 September 2000||17:00||1–2||Group E||29,400|
|24 September 2000||17:30||0–1||Semi-final 1||16,710|
|28 September 2000||17:00||2–0||Bronze Medal match||11,200|
|28 September 2000||20:00||3–2 (a.e.t.)||Gold Medal match||22,848|
From 1988–1998, the Sydney Football Stadium was the home of the New South Wales rugby league team in the State of Origin series.
|1||17 May 1988||26,441||1988|
|2||21 June 1988||16,910|
|3||14 June 1989||40,000||1989|
|4||9 May 1990||41,235||1990|
|5||9 May 1991||41,520||1991|
|6||6 May 1992||40,039||1992|
|7||3 June 1992||41,878|
|8||17 May 1993||41,895||1993|
|9||23 May 1994||41,859||1994|
|10||15 May 1995||39,841||1995|
|11||3 June 1996||41,955||1996|
|12||23 May 1997||33,241||1997|
|13||22 May 1998||36,070||1998|
|14||19 June 1998||39,952|
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