Allianz Stadium (previously known as the Sydney Football Stadium) is situated right next to the Sydney Cricket Ground and plays host to Rugby League, Union, Football and concerts. Following recent capital works, the capacity has been increased from 42,000 to 45,500, of which 44,000 is seated with the majority of seating location on the two flanks. Two video screens are location within the venue, one at either end. The playing arena measures 140m x 79m.
The stadium opened in 1988 to much acclaim for its wave-like structure. However the roof can cause issues when it rains with it not covering the majority of seating on level 1. From its opening, the stadium was the home of Rugby League, however Grand Final’s were transferred to the much larger Olympic Stadium at Homebush when it opened in 1999.
Allianz Australia signed a 10-year naming rights agreement with the Sydney Football Stadium in February 2012. It is the home to one of the NRL’s biggest clubs the Sydney Roosters. In 2022 Allianz Stadium will be upgraded at at cost of $450 million and is expected to take four years to complete. The Roosters are expected to play their home games during this period at ANZ or Central Coast Stadium. Once competed the club is expected to call Allianz home again.