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Top 10 Sporting Stadiums in Australia

Melbourne Cricket Ground

is Australia’s largest non-racecourse sports stadium home to the Melbourne Cricket Club. It seats 100,000 and has been home to many famous games, including the 1956 Olympics, the 1992 Cricket World Cup Final and the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. What better choice for Australian holidays than to attend a game of rugby, soccer, cricket, or Australian football in one of the top 10 Australian sporting stadiums.

The ANZ Stadium
was the centerpiece of the 2000 Sydney Olympics that was designed to seat 110,000 but has been redesigned now to seat 83,000. Its unique dome and cover shade and protect the spectators. ANZ has hosted the NFL, Soccer, Australian rules football and cricket.

The Ethiad stadium in Melbourne

seats 56,000 and has hosted Australian football, rugby, soccer and cricket as well as concerts and events.

The Suncorp stadium in Brisbane

seats 52,000 and is home to the Queensland Reds, Maroons, Brisbane Broncos, Brisbane Roar, as well as major concerts. It has two video screens. The closest rail station is Milton Road.

The AAMI Stadium

for Australian football in North Adelaide comes in just after Suncorp, with participant seating at 51,515 and is home to the Adelaide Crows, Adelaide Power . It has a huge video screen. Parking is spacious and it is close to shopping and accommodations.

The Sydney Cricket Ground

in Sydney seats 46,000 and hosts the national cricket team, as well as the New South Wales Blues, the Sidney Sixers, Sidney Swans and Sidney Roosters for both cricket and Australian football.

was formerly known as the Sydney Football stadium, and along with the Sydney Cricket ground, seats 45,000 and is host to the Sydney Roosters, New South Wales Waratahs, and was host to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 2003 Rugby World Cup an the 2008 Rugby League World cup.

Peterson’s Stadium

is also known as the Subiavo Oval in Perth, Western Australia and is host to the Fremantle Dockers, the West Coast Eagles, for rugby and Australian rules football. It seats 42,900 participants, and despite its origins as a stadium dating back to 1908, it has been renovated numerous times since and remains one of the top sporting stadium icons for Australian holidays. The grand final in the national soccer league in 2000 was regarded as the best soccer game in Australia.

The Gabba

is the nickname its Brisbane fans call this Brisbane Cricket Ground. Dating back to 1895, the Gabba now seats 42,000 and has a 42-bay grandstand capacity. The 2000 Sydney Olympics hosted several football games. The highest attended match was the quarter final between Brazil and Cameroon.

The Adelaide Oval

is one of the world’s finest test cricket grounds the world It is within walking distance of Adelaide and is close to the restaurant district. It seats 36,000 and has several distinctive features that make this sporting arena unique. In the 1890s, Moreton bay figs were planted and its Edwardian scoreboard remains a unique fixture.

10 places to visit in Bali

Bali is a wonderful place, and makes for an even greater place to go visit on holiday. There are many Bali holiday packages which you can look into, but which are the best places to go? There are a number of beaches to visit, but to help you know the best Bali holiday packages to choose from, you need to have some factual information about Bali.

As mentioned, beaches are something of a specialty in Bali, and Pantai Tanjung Benoa is no different. Encapsulating some of the finer beauty within Bali, its white sands are truly something to behold and experience for yourself.

Secondly we have Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park, a place which really highlights some of the natural beauty of Bali, while giving you a glimpse into its culture as a whole.

Uluwatu

is the next place on the list, a holy temple that once again gives you a great insight into the overall culture and ways within Bali, something that should not be missed.

Alas Kedaton

a jungle with a temple at its center, is another great place to go and look for interesting places to see. It really is a great tourist location, giving a number of different and interesting things to experience.

Tanah Lot

is fifth, again with a temple but also beautiful views of the ocean, allowing you to form fond memories of the aesthetic beauty of the land, while giving a sense of peace and enjoyment to your holiday – something you must experience.

Tohpati

is another cultural place to go. These areas are great because they are off the beaten track, and as far away from commercial as you can get. As a village that serves to show the culture of Bali, you cannot beat it if you want to understand their culture as a whole.

Number seven there is Celuk, another famous village which again lets you get an inside look into the culture of Bali, letting you see truly ancient traditions which are still around today, making for a great experience for the whole family, as something educational as well.

Batuan

is another village fairly close to Celuk, with a number of paintings to again let you see the overall art style and traditions of the Bali indigenous people, giving a great feel for the place as a whole rather than branding you as a tourist.

Kemenuh

is another village, but one which has its own wooden sculpture making it easily identifiable from others. With the ability to really understand local culture it is a wonderful place to take your children to educate them in different cultures, while allowing you to learn a great many things as well about the area.

Ubud is a village with a difference, as it is fairly international. This is a huge difference from the other villages, as there are many restaurants, hotels and other tourist attractions for those who want to get back to normality. Overall these make great locations to visit, as they really have something for everyone.