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 24 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 its 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, however by the 2010s the stadium had significantly aged.
In 2018, plans were presented for the construction of a new stadium in place of Allianz Stadium. Demolition of the ground started in 2019 and was completed later that year. The new Sydney Football Stadium is expected to open in 2022.
How to get to Allianz Stadium
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 the Central Business District 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, the stadium is easily reached by the newly constructed light rail. Station Moore Park is a 5-minute walk away from the stadium. Line L2 and L3 connect the stadium with Central Station, various stops in the CBD, and Circular Quay near the Opera House.
Address: Driver Avenue, Paddington, NSW 2021
Sydney FC Tickets
Tickets for Sydney FC matches can be bought online via Ticketek.
Until 2022, Sydney play at Jubilee Stadium while awaiting the opening of Sydney Football Stadium.