- Address: Edwin Flack Avenue, Sydney
- Country: Australia
- Capacity: 83,000
- Opened: 6 March 1999
- Main use: Rugby league
- Tenants: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (rugby league), South Sydney (rugby league)
Extra stadium info – Accor Stadium
The construction of the stadium started in 1996. It was known as the Telstra Stadium between 2002 and 2007. Between 2008 and 2020, the stadium was known as the ANZ Stadium. It is known as a venue for various events, like American football, Australian football, concerts, cricket, football, motorcycle speedway, rugby league and rugby union. It hosted various events with attendances above 100,000, like football, rugby league and rugby union. the Accor Stadium opened with a capacity of 110,000 and its capacity was reduced in 2003. The inaugural sports match at the stadium was a rugby league match, which attracted a crowd of 104,000. The stadium’s first-ever concert was a concert of the Bee Gees. 66,000 people showed up for the event.
The Games of the Olympiad and the AFC Asian Cup
The stadium was the main venue for the Games of the Olympiad, commonly known as the Summer Olympics, in 2000. In 2015, it hosted the first-ever AFC Asian Cup final in Australia. The national football team of Australia won the match after defeating Korea in front of 76,000 fans. It was the first-ever AFC Asian Cup title for Australia. Korea reached the final after winning against Iraq and Australia reached the final after winning against the United Arab Emirates.
The Bulldogs and South Sydney
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club, commonly known as the Sydney Rabbitohs, use the venue for home games. They are among the first rugby league clubs with 100,000 followers on their main social media page. Both clubs are members of the National Rugby League, one of the major rugby league competitions in the world.
Several sports clubs played home games at the venue named Accor Stadium. One of those clubs is Sydney Football Club. They played several football matches at the stadium. Sydney FC played against several Premier League clubs at the venue. On 27 November 2007, 80,000 fans showed up for their first game at the stadium. It was a match against the LA Galaxy from the United States. Sydney Football Club won the game 5-3. The world famous football star David Beckham played for the LA Galaxy during that game. He scored from a free kick against Sydney FC.
David Robert Joseph Beckham started his professional football career with Manchester United. He also played for Preston North End, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. Beckham became the first English football player to win league titles in four countries. He won the top-flight football league of England, the French Republic, Spain and the United States.