Key facts

Club: Sydney FC | Opening: 1988 | Capacity: 44,000 seats

History and description

Allianz Stadium, formerly called Sydney Football Stadium, was built to be the city’s principal playing venue for sports with a rectangular pitch (football and rugby).

Sydney Football Stadium officially opened on the 24th of January 1988. It came at a cost of AUD 68 million.

The stadium was initially mostly used for rugby, though the Australian national team also used it for the occasional international. It has been the home of Sydney FC since they were founded in 2005.

In 2002, the stadium changed names to Aussie Stadium as a result of a sponsorship deal with Aussie Homes Loans. The deal ended in 2007, and after referring back to the old name for 5 years, the naming rights were sold again to Allianz in 2012.

Allianz Stadium underwent some small renovations in 2006, which also raised capacity with a further 3,000 seats.

Getting there

Allianz Stadium is part of Moore Park, which includes the Sydney Cricket Ground and other sports and leisure facilities.

Moore Park is located toward the south-east of the city of Sydney at about 2 kilometres from the southern parts of downtown and Central Station. The area around the Opera House is about 4 kilometres from the stadium.

The walk from Central Station to the stadium takes less than half an hour. Alternatively, there are various bus connections.

Bus 339, 374, 376, and 391 can all be taken from Central Station. They run over Anzac Parade in Moore Park. Bus 372, 393, and 395 are alternatives that pass the stadium on Cleveland Street.

From Circular Quay, Martin Place, or Elizabeth Street any bus with a number from 371 to 377 or 392 to 399 will do.

On event days there are special shuttle buses that run from Chalmers St. at Central Station to Moore Park.

Address: Driver Avenue, Paddington, NSW 2021

Tickets

Tickets for Sydney FC matches can be bought online via Ticketek.

Ticket prices range from AUD 25.00 for a seat behind the goal to AUD 45.00 for a central seat at one of the sides.

Stadium tours

The Sydney Cricket Ground Trust offers tours that include both the Sydney Cricket Ground, the Allianz Stadium, and the SCG Museum.

Tours run Monday to Friday at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, and Saturday at 11:00 am. There are no or limited tours on event days.

Bookings are required, and can be made by phone +61 1300 724 737, or email tours@scgt.nsw.gov.au. The tour costs AUD 30.00.

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Relevant Internet links

Footballaustralia.com.au/sydneyfc/ – Official website of Sydney FC.
Sydney.com – Official Sydney website.
Sydneybuses.info – Sydney public transport information.