Sydney Football Stadium
Opened in 1988, the Sydney Football Stadium is situated next to the Sydney Cricket Ground and plays host to rugby league, rugby union, football and concerts. Capacity is 44,500. The SFS hosts two video screens within the venue, one at either end. The playing arena measures 140m x 79m.
The stadium played host to football during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Other notable events held at the stadium include Football World Cup Qualifiers, NRL Grand Finals and International Rugby Union fixtures. The record crowd for a sporting event at the SFS is 43,967 for the 1994 FIFA World Cup Qualifier when Australia played Argentina.
The SFS is within easy reach of the CBD and is close to Sydney Airport. Motorways bring south-western Sydneysiders to the venue inside an hour. Approximately 90 minutes is the travel time by car for spectators from the Southern Highlands, the Blue Mountains and the Central Coast. Interstate and intrastate visitors travelling to Mascot Airport enjoy easy access to the SFS.
The SFS is located in the heart of Sydney. Paddington, Darlinghurst, the Entertainment Quarter, restaurants and hotels are all within five minutes walk. The SFS is accessible by public transport. The nearest train station at Central provides access from all areas of Sydney. Central Station is the hub of the Cityrail network with all major lines travelling directly through the station. Spectators catching a train to Central Station can then catch a bus or walk to Moore Park. On event days, express shuttle buses run every five minutes from Chalmers Street at Central Station to Moore Park.
Direct bus routes are also available from Central Station, Circular Quay and the Eastern Suburbs to deliver spectators at Driver Avenue adjacent to the SFS.
On event days, public parking is available in MP2 and MP3 car parks adjacent to the SFS. The Entertainment Quarter car park on Lang Road also offers additional parking. Parking is limited, so event patrons are encouraged to take public transport and arrive early.