Massive week of events at Sydney Olympic Park
01 Jan 2014
Sydney Olympic Park continues to attract huge crowds to attend a vast variety of events, with over a quarter-of-a-million people expected to attend the Park over an extended week of events.
NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres highlighted how important the Park was to the State as an event destination.
"With the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour closed for rebuilding until 2017, Sydney Olympic Park¡¦s already packed event schedule is now even busier, hosting a diverse array of events; sporting, business, artistic, entertainment and cultural," Mr Ayres said.
"Sydney Olympic Park, with its 10 venues and 100 function spaces, is playing an instrumental role to ensure events previously held at Darling Harbour remain in NSW.
"Each year the Park hosts almost 6,000 events, large and small, each contributing to the prosperity of the State¡¦s economy and providing the people of NSW access to the very best in entertainment," he said
Commencing with last Saturday's Supernova Pop Culture Expo and finishing with Sunday¡¦s Giants/Carlton AFL game, more than 250,000 people will attend a vast array of events across the length of Sydney Olympic Park. Some of the highlights include:
- Supernova Pop Culture Expo at Sydney Showground - 30,000 visitors
- All Stars Cheerleading Federation WinterFest at the Sports Centre - 2,000
- Canterbury Bulldogs vs Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium - 24,000
- Dance Fever at the Sports Centre - 1,400
- State of Origin II at ANZ Stadium - 85,000
- Sydney Home Show at Sydney Showground - 30,000
- Mind Body Spirit Festival at Sydney Showground - 5,000
- Western Sydney Careers Expo at Sydney Showground - 20,000
- Keith Urban at Allphones Arena for two concerts - 28,000
- Greater Western Sydney Giants vs Carlton at Spotless Stadium - 10,000
This is in addition to an array of other sporting events, including four swimming carnivals, eight athletic carnivals, nine hockey competition rounds as well as competitions in table tennis, volleyball, handball, soccer, rugby and badminton.
Throughout the week the Park will also play host to a range of meetings, receptions, weddings, conferences and community activities.
"Sydney Olympic Park's busy schedule highlights the versatility of Sydney as Australia's major event's capital," Mr Ayres concluded