HAPPY NEW YEAR! WHY 2018 WILL BE A CRACKER FOR SPORT & ENTERTAINMENT AT SYDNEY’S HOME OF MAJOR EVENT
Tuesday 2 January 2018 12:00am
SYDNEY is in for a sport and entertainment bonanza in 2018, with a host of spectacular major events ready to roll at ANZ Stadium.
After a gate-twirling 57 events drew 1.7 million visitors to the Stadium last year, the stage is set for an unforgettable year of sporting heroics and concert magic in 2018.
There is no rest in the world of sport, and the 2018 event year has already begun with the Western Sydney Wanderers recording an impressive 2-1 victory over Melbourne City in a New Year’s Day classic at ANZ Stadium.
Legendary rockers Foo Fighters are returning to ANZ Stadium on Saturday 27 January with their Concrete & Gold World Tour. The 11-time Grammy-winning band will be joined by American alt-rockers Weezer and Sydney favourites The Preatures for an unforgettable concert experience. Foo Fighters tickets here
British rugby league giants Wigan Warriors and Hull FC will play the first-ever Super League game outside of the UK when they line up at WIN Stadium, Wollongong, on Saturday 10 February. Tickets here
Seven days later they take part in a spectacular International Double-Header at ANZ Stadium, with St George Illawarra Dragons playing Hull FC from late afternoon followed by Wigan Warriors against South Sydney Rabbitohs. International Double-Header tickets here
Global superstar Ed Sheeran will play three back-to-back concerts from 15-17 March, with more than 200,000 patrons passing through the ANZ Stadium turnstiles.
The NRL season will kick off on the weekend of 8-10 March with a Round 3 double-header at ANZ Stadium featuring South Sydney Rabbitohs v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and Parramatta Eels v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks an early-season highlight. NRL Double-Header tickets here
The NRL double-header will coincide with opening weekend of the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show – ensuring a massive crowd at Sydney Olympic Park and a major event atmosphere.
That will roll in to the traditional Easter FootyFest matches featuring Rabbitohs v Bulldogs on Good Friday 30 March and Tigers v Eels Easter Monday 2 April.
And then there’s this . . . Sydney will host the crucial State of Origin II match on Sunday 24 June – a stand-alone weekend for one of the biggest footy games of the year! Sydney Olympic Park will become a sea of blue from early afternoon with a massive pre-Origin leading in to the 7.45pm Sunday kick-off at the Blues’ spiritual home. State of Origin tickets here
The opening Bledisloe Cup Test of 2018 will be played at ANZ Stadium in August, with the Wallabies determined to match strides with the All Blacks.
Following Bledisloe Cup, we roll in to footy finals in September and the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final on Sunday 30 September.
And what better way to cap off a year of stellar concerts than with the return of pop goddess Taylor Swift to ANZ Stadium in November.
The ten-time Grammy award winner is bringing her reputation Stadium Tour to the scene of her phenomenal 2015 show in what is sure to be one of the highlights of 2018. Tickets to Taylor Swift here
Of course, ANZ Stadium Members will be entitled to premium seating at all sporting events in 2018, and will have an exclusive pre-purchase window to all other events.
The Members’ experience for sporting events includes access to Members’ facilities including bars and lounges. Members are also spoilt for choice with a mouth-watering array of restaurants and cafes offering fine dining to footy fare.
If you are a Corporate Client, you can impress and indulge your guests with ANZ Stadium’s Official Hospitality offerings for all of these events. You can choose between a Private Suite, Zone Box or a table of 10 in the Trophy Room to entertain your most important business contacts.
Certainly, 2018 promises to be a year of sport and entertainment blockbusters.
THE 2018 MAJOR EVENTS
Foo Fighters Concrete & Gold World Tour
International Rugby League Double-Header
Ed Sheeran World Tour (3 concerts)
NRL Round 3 Double-Header
Easter NRL FootyFest
Stand-alone Sunday State of Origin II
Bledisloe Cup Test
NRL Grand Final
Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour