More than 21 million fans have walked through the ANZ Stadium turnstiles since the venue's grand opening in 1999. Those fans have shared in the passion and drama of some of the greatest sporting events in Australian history.
As the new home of Sydney Thunder, sports fans will continue to witness unforgettable action with Australia’s most explosive sport, T20, set to light up the arena.
Purpose built for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, ANZ Stadium seats up to 82,500 spectators in oval mode which helps create an electric atmosphere for live sport and entertainment.
ANZ Stadium is the only venue in the world designed to host five professional sports – rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules, football and cricket.
It has also proven the first choice for global entertainment acts including U2, The Rolling Stones and AC/DC.
Cricket is already an important part of ANZ Stadium’s colourful history. Since the sport debuted at the venue in 2003, fans have been privy to countless highlights including champion bowler Glenn McGrath’s domestic swansong and the NSW Blues’ spectacular last-ball victory to claim the 2008/09 T20 title.
The Stadium also holds the NSW crowd record for a single day’s play at an international cricket match with 59,659 fans at its first-ever KFC T20 INTL between Australia v India on Wednesday 1 February, 2012.
ANZ Stadium is preparing for a new era of cricket.
Home to Sydney Thunder, the world-class venue will be the scene of jaw-dropping sixes and lightning-fast bowling as the KFC T20 Big Bash League takes the stage.
ANZ Stadium boasts the shortest straight boundary in international cricket – which means the scene is set for Sydney Thunder to six-hit their way into the history books again this summer.