Sydney Showground (Olympic Park)

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For the old Sydney Showground located in Moore Park, see Sydney Showground (Moore Park).
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Arriving at the Showground during the Royal Easter Show

The Sydney Showground is a purpose built venue used each year for the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Located at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, it was opened in 1998, as a venue for the 2000 Summer Olympics and to replace the ageing old Sydney Showground at Moore Park. Sydney Showground is operated by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS), under lease from the NSW Government.[1]

Sydney Showground Stadium[edit]

Sydney Showground Stadium (commercial name Spotless Stadium[2]) is the centrepiece of the Showgrounds and is used for flagship Show events such as the Grand Parade. It has been used for various sports including baseball at the 2000 Summer Olympics and Rugby League between 2001 and 2005. From 2012, it is used for Australian Rules Football as the primary home ground of the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

The Dome[edit]

The Dome
The Dome
Location 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127
Coordinates 33°50′44″S 151°4′5″E / 33.84556°S 151.06806°E / -33.84556; 151.06806Coordinates: 33°50′44″S 151°4′5″E / 33.84556°S 151.06806°E / -33.84556; 151.06806
Broke ground May 1998
Opened January 1999
Operator Royal Agricultural Society of NSW
Capacity 10,000

The Dome, also known as The Dome and Exhibition Complex is a large indoor venue with a circular shaped floor plan and a ceiling up to 42 metres in height. It has 7,200 square metres of floor space, which can be expanded to 21,600 square metres when combined with the adjoining Exhibitions Halls 2, 3, & 4.[3]

During the Olympics, it hosted the finals for team handball and some of the preliminary basketball games. Four other pavilions were constructed during the games to host badminton, rhythmic gymnastics, handball and indoor volleyball events, as well as the shooting and fencing part of the modern pentathlon competition.[4]

The Dome and the adjacent Exhibition Halls are used for trade shows and large corporate functions. The Dome is occasionally used to film TV shows, including the 2008 series of Gladiators Australia and early episodes of Junior MasterChef Australia 2011.

Charles Moses Stadium[edit]

Charles Moses Stadium

Charles Moses Stadium is a U-shaped outdoor stadium. Features include tiered seating with a capacity of 3000, a video screen, PA system and corporate boxes.[5] It is home to the Royal Easter Show's wood chopping events.

Events[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Main Arena Upgrade - Overview
  2. ^ "Welcome to Spotless Stadium". GWS Giants. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Sydney Showground - Our Venues
  4. ^ 2000 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 391.
  5. ^ "Charles Moses Stadium". Sydney Olympic Park Authority. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "CeBIT 2014". Eventegg. 

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