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Five of Australia's Largest Football Stadiums

Five of Australia's Largest Football Stadiums

If you know anything about Australian sporting culture, you would know that they love a good sporting venue.

And by sporting venue, we mean exactly that. Most of the best stadiums in Australia are multipurpose and host events of several sports, most famously cricket and rugby.

But soccer also remains a primary use of these stadiums. So let us look at the five of Australia's largest football stadiums.

1.Melbourne Cricket Ground

The magnum opus of sporting venues in Australia, MCG is one of the best stadiums in the world.

With a capacity of over 100,000, the stadium is mostly known for being the home of Australian cricket.

But it is also an infrequent site for soccer friendlies between Australian and foreign clubs as well as one of the homes of the national side.

An exceptional soccer moment came in 2015 as more than 99,000 people attended a game between Real Madrid and Manchester City. The game set a record for a football match attendance in Oceania and was a great hit with punters at Joka room online casino Australia.

2.Stadium Australia (ANZ Stadium)

Built as part of the preparation for the 2000 Olympics, the Stadium Australia has a capacity of over 84000.

It is used for several sports like rugby, cricket, Australian football and of course soccer.

It is easily changed into a rectangular field compatible for soccer so it is frequently used as the home of the national side.

Sydney based sides also use it from time to time for friendlies with foreign clubs.

For example, Sudeny FC have played against clubs like LA Galaxy, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal at the Stadium Australia.

It is also set to be a venue in the 2023 Women's World Cup as it may also host the final.

3.Perth Stadium (Optus Stadium)

Perth Stadium is the third largest soccer venue in Australia whose capacity rises to 65,000 due to the rectangular ground used in soccer.

Perth Stadium has been the host of several friendlies involving Perth Glory including their games vs Chelsea and Manchester United.

The A-League Grand Final was also played at this venue in 2019, which led to a flurry of online gambling activity including match bets and blackjack online.

4.Marvel Stadium (Dockland)

Mostly used as a venue for Australian football and cricket, the Dockland Stadium also hosts several games of Melbourne Victory.

The 56,000 plus seater was regularly used as the home ground of the club until the construction of the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, after which it is only used sparingly by the club.

5.Adelaide Oval

Another iconic cricket stadium, the Adelaide Oval is an infrequent soccer venue.

But due to its 55,317 seater capacity, it is the fifth biggest soccer venue in Australia.

Adelaide United have played a few exhibition games at this venue including a 5-1 defeat vs Spanish club Malaga.

A friendly between New Zealand and Australia also took place at this venue back in 2011.

Final Thoughts

While Australia has some picturesque sporting venues, as the A-League grows, they may need better specialized arenas for soccer.

But of course, that needs to be commercially viable and may take a few years to be attainable. Till then, some of these venues are not bad at all!




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