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STADIUMS

There are six stadiums being used during the Olympics.

 

Stadium Australia

City-          Sydney

Capacity-  110,000

Notes-       This stadium, costing $615 million, was constructed especially for the Sydney 2000 Olympic games. It is 58m high and based in Homebush Bay. It is being used for the opening and closing ceremonies, track and field and for the gold medal football game. 

 

Melbourne Cricket Ground

City-          Melbourne

Capacity-  90,000

Notes-       This stadium hosted the 1956 Olympic Games opening ceremony. It has held soccer matches before including the heartbreaking draw to Iran in the World Cup play-off which put Australia out in November 1997. It also holds Australian Football, cricket and rugby matches. During the Olympics it is hosting 5 group stage matches, a quarter-final and a semi-final.

 
Sydney Football Stadium

City-          Sydney

Capacity-  42,000

Notes-       This was the centre of Sydney sport before Stadium Australia was built. It hosted rugby league finals, soccer internationals and more. It is hosting 2 group stage matches, a quarter-final, a semi-final and the bronze medal game during the Olympics.   

 

Bruce Stadium

City-          Canberra

Capacity-  25,000

Notes-       This is the home of the Canberra Cosmos in the National Soccer League in Australia and is also the home of the Canberra Raiders rugby league club. During the Olympics it is hosting 5 group stage matches.

 

Brisbane Cricket Ground

City-          Brisbane

Capacity-  37,000

Notes-       This is the home of the Queensland cricket team, also hosting tests.  During the Olympics it is hosting 6 group stage matches and a quarter-final.. 

 

Hindmarsh Stadium

City-          Adelaide

Capacity-  20,000

Notes-       This is the home of Adelaide City in the National Soccer League. During the Olympics it is hosting 6 group stage matches and a quarter-final.

 

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