Sport in Sydney has flown under the radar in recent times but has suddenly resurfaced with the emergence of the GWS Giants. Being a young and exuberant AFL team, they have been the focal point of the AFL world and their surge in success doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down any time soon.
So how do you go about witnessing upcoming greatness and making sure you don’t miss out? Glad you asked!
To harbour this growing exposure, and more notably their expanding fan base, Spotless Stadium has transformed to have itself placed as a top tier venue for professional sporting competition. It plays home to not only the GWS Giants, but also the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Big Bash League’s Sydney Thunder during their respective seasons with the ability to hold up to 25,000 people – 45,000 if the on-field area is used for large festivals or events (Big Day Out, Stereosonic and Soundwave).
The beauty of Spotless Stadium is its accessibility to public transport. The venue is located just five minutes from Sydney Olympic Park train station with trains operating every 10 minutes between Lidcombe and Olympic Park Station. Make sure to plan your trip in advance at Transport NSW if you have an upcoming event at the venue.
If you’re not a public transport person and instead enjoy arriving to the game in the comfort of your own vehicle, then Spotless Stadium also has you covered. With a plethora of spots often available, carparks P1, P5 and P6 are all extremely close to each of the stadium’s entrances so you don’t have to exert yourself before the action starts (you’ll want to save your breath, trust us). To add to this, parking costs $5 an hour, up to $25 for the whole day, so if you’re at an all day event it won’t be steep on your pockets and allows for some spend on venue snacks, drinks and other event entertainment.
Make sure to pre-book all your parking needs at the Sydney Olympic Park website – there’s nothing worse than arriving late to a sporting match and potentially missing a moment that will be spoken about for decades.