Events at Sydney Olympic Park
Cheer on your favourite team, see your favourite live act or explore 40 hectares of lush parklands at Bicentennial Park in Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney’s west. Originally built to host the Sydney 2000 Olympics, today the park plays host to a range of world-class events, from sporting matches to epic music festivals.
Sports in Sydney
With thriving state-of-the-art sporting facilities throughout the city, Sydney plays host to some of the biggest international sporting events in the world, along with some of Australia's top domestic sporting competitions.
In April, you can see the 2016 men’s and women’s U21 Australian Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre in Sydney Olympic Park. See the best under 21’s players battle it out for the title of Australian champions for 2016.
Rugby League's greatest rivalry kicks off in Sydney this June with the Holden State of Origin, when the NSW VB Blues will take on long-time rivals the XXXX Queensland Maroons, who have won 9 of the last 10 series. With games 1 and 3 of the series taking place in Sydney, head to Sydney Olympic Park and make the most of NSW’s home ground advantage.
Of the 12 international Superseries tournaments sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF), the XIAMENAIR Australian Badminton Open is one of the most prestigious, offering the largest prize money in the world. In 2015, more than 300 players from 31 countries competed for the Australian titles with fans treated to a top line-up competing in all five disciplines of the sport. Make sure you‘re in Sydney in June to see who will take home the titles and the prize money in 2016.
Back by popular demand, Ice Hockey Classic is returning to Australia with Team Canada taking on Team USA in Sydney on 25 June. See a star-studded line-up in one of world sport’s most famous rivalries.
The Socceroos will return to ANZ Stadium in June for the first time since winning the AFC Asian Cup Final to take on Greece. This will give the Socceroos a strong test against European opposition leading into the second Cup Qualifying.
In August, the world’s largest running event takes place on the streets of Sydney. The Sun-Herald City2Surf is a 14km course touring areas including Kings Cross, Rushcutters Bay, Vaucluse and Bondi Beach, with over 80,000 participants entering and millions of dollars raised for charity each year.
The Bledisloe Cup brings the Australia/New Zealand rivalry to Sydney, with the Qantas Wallabies playing the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium. Get your ticket to some of the best Rugby Union of 2016.
The opening round of the 2016 NCAA College Football Championships will see the University of California, Berkeley (Cal Bears) take on the University of internationally televised season opener, the match will give Australian fans the opportunity to be part of the action.