Sydney International Aquatic Centre

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Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
SIAC, SOPAC
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.jpg

Aerial view of the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Building information
Full name: Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (current name)
City: Sydney, Australia
Capacity: 10,000
Built: April 1992
Opened: August 1994
Home club(s): SOPAC Swimming Club

The Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre is a swimming venue located in Sydney, Australia. It was built in 1994.

Venue for Sydney Olympics (2000)[edit]

For the 2000 Summer Olympics, it hosted the swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, the medal events for water polo, and the swimming portion of the modern pentathlon competitions.

Capacity[edit]

The stadium currently holds 10,000 people but had a boosted capacity of 17,000 during the 2000 Summer Olympics. It is Australia's largest swimming area.[citation needed]

2013 fire[edit]

In October 2013, a large blaze ripped through the centre's carpark, destroying more than 40 cars, one motorcycle and forcing 1,500 people to evacuate.[1]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blaze rips through Sydney carpark. 3 News NZ. 14 October 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°51′1″S 151°4′7″E / 33.85028°S 151.06861°E / -33.85028; 151.06861