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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.