Sporting Venues Sydney includes Sydney Stadium and the Sydney Cricket Ground amongst others and describes participation in and attendance at organised sports events in the state of New South Wales in Australia.Sport is an important part of the culture of the state.In terms of participation, the most popular sports in the state are netball, tennis and soccer.New South Wales has attracted many international multi-sport events including the 2000 Summer Olympics, held in Sydney.There are many professional sporting teams in New South Wales. Popular spectator sports include rugby football, cricket, soccer and Australian Rules Football. The National Rugby League is notable as the largest rugby league competition in the world.
Stadium Australia, sponsored as ANZ Stadium, is Sydney’s largest stadium. Built for the 2000 Olympics, it now hosts big events such as the NRL Grand Final, the rugby league State of Origin and rugby union and soccer internationals.The venue is the home ground of NRL teams, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the South Sydney Rabbitohs and serves as an occasional home ground for the Parramatta Eels. ANZ Stadium also hosts a number of Swans home games and the occasional domestic cricket one-day match.There are various other sporting and recreational facilities in the centre including another indoor arena, tennis centre, aquatic centre, athletics centre, hockey centre, archery centre, as well as the Sydney Showground. In 2009 the area hosted a motor race in the form of the Sydney 500 motor race to be held on a street circuit within the former Olympic grounds.